Shadreck Chikoti and Abu Sense will be the first artists to rock the stage for Artistic Encounters in 2019 at the Goethe Institut Nairobi on…
Shadreck Chikoti and Abu Sense will be the first artists to rock the stage for Artistic Encounters in 2019 at the Goethe Institut Nairobi on…View More Shadreck Chikoti, Abu Sense kick off Artistic Encounters 2019.
The Babishai Niwe Foundation is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019 which is March 21, 2019. Ten years ago, Ugandan…View More Babishai to celebrate 10th anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019.
Uzodinma Iweala, Trifonia Melibea Obono, and The Gerald Kraak Award Anthology are Lambda Literary Awards 2019 finalists. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as…View More Three African books are Lambda Literary Awards 2019 finalists.
The mentors for Writivism 2019 were announced by the Kampala, Uganda headquartered initiative on March 16, 2019. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, that…View More The Writivism 2019 mentors have been announced.
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Petina Gappah are two of the many delegates set to attend the International Publishers Association Africa Seminar in Nairobi from June…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Petina Gappah for International Publishers Association Seminar in Nairobi.
Africa Writes 2019 returns on July 5-7, 2019 and will star the New Daughters of Africa, and Chigozie Obioma. The Africa Writes festival is a…View More Africa Writes 2019 features New Daughters of Africa, Chigozie Obioma.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is on the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 longlist announced today March 18, 2019. The Rathbones Folio Prize, formerly known as the Folio…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma makes Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 longlist.
Bensalem Himmich and Dr. Abderrezak Belagrouz were announced as Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 winners on March 16, 2019. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is…View More Bensalem Himmich, Dr Abderrezak Belagrouz are Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 winners.
A snapshot of the Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport that took place in The Gambia from January 21 – 27, 2019. The third…View More A snapshot of the Mboka Festival 2019.
Kwame Dawes, alongside seven other writers, was announced as a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2019 on March 13, 2019. The Windham-Campbell Prize, established in…View More Kwame Dawes is Windham-Campbell Prize 2019 recipient.
Gbenga Adeoba was announced as the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2019 winner for his manuscript Exodus on March 8, 2019. The Sillerman…View More Gbenga Adeoba is Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2019 winner.
Kenya’s eKitabu was announced as an Accessible Books Consortium Accessibility Awards 2019 winner for the best initiative at the London Book Fair 2019 on March…View More eKitabu is Accessible Books Consortium Accessibility Awards 2019 winner.
The six finalists for the Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 were announced on March 7, 2019. In November 2018, a new literary prize called…View More Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 finalists announced.
Nigerian writer and academic Pius Adesanmi passed away on the Ethiopian Airways flight 302 crash on March 10, 2019. Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian professor,…View More Pius Adesanmi passes on in Ethiopian Airways crash.
Cote D’Ivoire novelist, playwright, and poet Bernard Dadié passed away on March 9, 2019. Bernard Dadié was a prolific writer whose work was in several…View More Ivorian novelist, playwright, and poet Bernard Dadié has passed on.