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Scholastica Moraa wins 2022 Kendeka Short Story Prize

The winner of the 2022 Kendeka Prize for African Literature, announced on September 24, is Scholastica Moraa (Kenya) for her short story titled “Chained”....

Nigerian Poet Tares Oburumu wins 2021 Sillerman Prize for African Poetry

Nigerian poet and essayist Tares Oburumu is the winner of the 2021 Sillerman Prize for African Poetry for his manuscript "Origin of the Syma Species".

Nigerian Stanley Anigbogu Named in Top 50 Shortlist for 2022 Global Student Prize

Stanley Anigbogu, a 22-year-old student from Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Global Student Prize 2022.

Idza Luhumyo wins 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenyan writer Idza Luhumyo was declared the winner of the 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing in a ceremony in London, UK on Monday, July 18, 2022.

Summer Break And Cmonionline Writing Retreat

We're organising a writing retreat which will run from 18 July 2022, and will be held in a closed WhatsApp group. Participation will be based solely on individual interest.

The 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards: 56 Books Make Longlist

The Longlist for the 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards has been announced. We feature all the stunning books on the list in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

eSwatini Author Ntsika Kota Emerges Winner of the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 29-year old author was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in an online event organised by the Commonwealth foundation.

Nigeria’s Joshua Chizoma, Four Others Shortlisted for the 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African...

The five shortlisted authors are: Joshua Chizoma (Nigeria) for “Collector of Memories,” Nana-Ama Danquah (Ghana) for “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Hannah Giorgis (Ethiopia) for “A Double-Edged Inheritance,” Idza Luhumyo (Kenya) for “Five Years Next Sunday,” and Billie McTernan (Ghana) for “The Labadi Sunshine Bar.”

Topics: Essay Competition Week 47.

For #Week47 of the #CmonionlineEssayCompetition, choose a topic and write to possibly emerge as one of the winners of the N60,000 cash prize.

Topics: Essay Competition Week 46

For #Week46 of the #CmonionlineEssayCompetition, choose a topic and write to possibly emerge as one of the winners of our N30,000 cash prize. Creative Short...

Essay Competition: Week 45 Winners

  Dear readers, we're happy to announce the winners of our #Week45 Essay Competition. Oladejo Victor for his story, The Good Man, Collins Undelikwo for...

Essay Competition: Week 44 Winners

Congratulations to Esther Ojetunde, Enoch Akinlabi and Collins Undelikwo, the winners of our week 44 essay and creative writing competition.

Appreciating Our Amazons.

If you want to achieve your objectives you have to learn how to ignore the noise, welcome objective criticism and appreciate every support.

On Nigerian Youths Trolling Angelique Kidjo by Paul Play Dairo

The minds of young people today are so fixed on fun and entertainment, so much that every other thing is irrelevant. If these kids had taken a little time to do research on who ANGELIQUE KIDJO is, I am very sure that would inform their decisions.

Compaoré’s Ignominious End

The former strongman, Mr. Blaise Compaoré, was sentenced for life along with his then-security chief, Hyacinthe Kafando, who received similar sentence.

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