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The celebration of West African culture and literature, tagged West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song at the British Library which opened last October continues till 16 February. more

29 Dec 2015 00:00 Arts

The judges of this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing have been announced. The panel will be chaired by award-winning author Jackie Kay MBE. She will be joined by the distinguished novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, Zimbabwean journalist more

5 Feb 2014 00:00 Arts

Nigeria’s Tope Folarin has won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for his short story entitled ‘Miracle’ from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012). more

9 Jul 2013 00:00 Arts

The judges of this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing have been announced. The panel will be chaired by art historian and broadcaster - Dr Gus Casely-Hayford. more

20 Mar 2013 00:00 Arts