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Support The First Ever Annual Dar Youth Poetry Festival, Paza Sauti

Paza Sauti is the first annual youth poetry festival in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This two day event, November 17-18, is geared towards creating a safe and free space for youths ages 6-18 to write, perform, and imagine their own narratives!...

Congrats Vuyelwa Maluleke

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize Shortlist Announced I first saw Vuyelwa Maluleke performing on the DFL 2012 stage. Vuyelwa Maluleke - DFL 2012 from Black Letter Media on Vimeo. And yesterday it was exciting to see her named as...

2013 Sillerman First Book Prize Winner Announced

On the 23rd of January, the winner of the first Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets was announced. The winning manuscript, Madman at Kilifi came from Kenyan Clifton Gachagua. Congratulations to Clifton Gachagua, we look forward to reviewing the book when...

Press Release: The Brunel University African Poetry Prize – Shortlist

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is a major new poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is sponsored by Brunel University and partnered by Commonwealth Writers, the Africa Centre...