Welcome to Nairobi, where the heat makes New Orleans on a hot summer day feel like spring. An unknown white woman is murdered and her body is left on the doorstep of a Rwanda Professor, Joshua Hakizimana, revered for the lives he saved during the Rwanda genocide – A bad combination for a murder investigation.
Yesterday, Penguin Books South Africa announced the winners of the 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing at the Mail and Guardian Literary Festival.
The 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing – Non Fiction Award went to Pius Adewami, for his entry, “You are not a country Africa.” Ellen Mulenga Banda-Aaku from Zambia won 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing – Fiction Award, with her first novel, “Patchwork”.
The winner of the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing is set to be announced on September 4, 2010 at the Mail and Guardian Literary Festival. Award organizers received over 300 submissions – 250 in the fiction category and 50 in the non-fiction category from countries all over Africa, but surprisingly, the final shortlist includes […]