Authors from all over the continent will be converging on Cape Town, South African for the Open Book Festival 2018 which happens in September 5-9,…
Authors from all over the continent will be converging on Cape Town, South African for the Open Book Festival 2018 which happens in September 5-9,…View More Open Book Festival 2018 set for Cape Town in September.
The Uganda Book Market, a new initiative bringing together the Ugandan publishing and reading community, is rocking the Kampala literary scene. The Uganda Book Market…View More Uganda Book Market rocks Kampala literary scene.
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced that the Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2018 open on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Morland Writing Scholarships…View More Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2018 open on June 30.
The Ake Festival 2018 theme and dates have been announced by the organisers. The festival will be happening in Lagos, Nigeria from October 24-27, 2018.…View More Ake Festival 2018 theme and dates announced. #AkeFest18
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is one of the brightest names in African writing right now. The native of Zimbabwe who has lived in South Africa and…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s complaint about Public Slander by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire.
Sol Plaatje: A Life Of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876 – 1932 by Brian Willan is sent to launch at the Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South…View More 700 page Sol Plaatje biography to launch at Sol Plaatje University.
Kukogho Iruesiri Samson was announced as the GT Bank Dusty Manuscript Prize 2018 winner on June 13. Kukogho won the prize for his manuscript titled…View More Kukogho Iruesiri Samson is GT Bank Dusty Manuscript Prize 2018 winner.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila is the Rosegger Literary Prize 2018 winner for his novel Tram 83. The Austria based prize, worth 10,000 Euros, was awarded on…View More Fiston Mwanza Mujila is Austria’s Rosegger Literary Prize 2018 winner.
Akwaeke Emezi and Nafkote Tamirat are on the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2018 longlist that was announced on June 14. The Center for…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat make Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2018 longlist.
Africans have featured strongly on the BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 shortlist that was announced on June 12. The five are Iz Mazano, Bode…View More BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 shortlist announced.
Peter Kimani who has written Dance of The Jakaranda will be the featured author at the Kenya National Theatre on Saturday June 16, 2018. The…View More Peter Kimani for Nairobi book signing and discussion.
Society of Authors’ Awards Shortlist 2018 features four African nationals. The four are Anietie Isong, Masande Ntshanga, Kayo Chingonyi, and Omar Robert Hamilton. The Society…View More Africans feature on UK Society of Authors’ Awards 2018 Shortlist.
Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagune, a German translation of Lagoon¸ is a recipient of the Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017. The prize is handed out annually to the…View More Nnedi Okorafor’s “Lagune” wins Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017.
Ndinda Kioko is the winner of the Logsdon Fiction Award 2018. The Award is given to a student leaving the University of Oregon Creative Writing…View More Ndinda Kioko wins Logsdon Fiction Award 2018.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018 for her “refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others”. The annual…View More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018.