Maaza Mengiste‘s second novel The Shadow King, published by Norton, will be out on September 24, 2019. Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose…
Maaza Mengiste‘s second novel The Shadow King, published by Norton, will be out on September 24, 2019. Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose…View More Maaza Mengiste‘s new novel “The Shadow King” out on September 24.
Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel Children of Blood And Bone won in the Young Adult category at Nebula Awards 2019 on May 19, 2019. The Nebula…View More Tomi Adeyemi novel wins at US Nebula Awards 2018.
Submissions are sought for the second edition of the Uganda-based Nalubaale Review literary magazine on the theme “Travel.” Nalubaale Review is an online literary magazine…View More Submissions for second edition of Nalubaale Review sought.
Submissions are sought for a new African Writers Residency set up by The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de…View More Submissions sought for African Writers Residency in Burkina Faso.
The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 were announced today May 20, 2019. Writivism, the…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2019, Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
Diekoye Oyeyinka’s 2014 novel Stillborn has gotten a new lease of life in French as La Douleur du Geant (Tears of the Giant). In 2014,…View More Diekoye Oyeyinka’s “Stillborn” is now “La Douleur du Geant.”
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 has been announced today May 20, 2019. The writers shortlisted are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Meron…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 shortlist announced.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s second novel The Youth of God, published by Mawenzi House Publishers, is out on June 1, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur, who emigrated…View More Hassan Ghedi Santur’s “The Youth of God” out on June 1.
The Benue Book and Arts festival 2019 is scheduled to take place in Makurdi, the capital city of Benue State in Nigeria from June 20-22,…View More Benue Book and Arts festival 2019 for Makurdi, Nigeria in June.
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer is on the Anthony Award 2019 shortlist announced on May 15, 2019. The Anthony Award is…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite novel on Anthony Award 2019 shortlist.
New publishing outfit Accord Literary is looking for submissions of children’s fiction from African writers. Accord Literary is a partnership formed by Deborah Ahenkorah and…View More Submissions sought for African children’s fiction from Accord Literary
Billy Kahora’s long-awaited short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories makes its official world debut at Africa Writes Bristol on June…View More Billy Kahora’s “The Cape Cod Bicycle War” for Africa Writes Bristol debut.
Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book Sulwe will be available for kids on October 1, 2019. Lupita Nyong’o is one of the most recognisable names in…View More Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book “Sulwe” out in October.
Submissions from Nigerian writers for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 are currently being sought. The Sevhage Literary Prizes are an award from Nigerian organisations Sevhage Publishers…View More Submissions for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 sought (Nigeria only)
The Time of the Writer 2019, curated by South African author Niq Mhlongo, took place in Durban, South Africa from March 13-16, 2019. The Time…View More A snapshot of the Niq Mhlongo curated Time of the Writer 2019.