Ngugi Wa Thiong’o launched his newest title Kenda Muiyuru at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on February 11, 2019. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is not…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o launches “Kenda Muiyuru” in Nairobi.
Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan was the guest of honour as the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners Zainab Alwi Baharoon and…View More Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners celebrated.
Botswana’s Companies and Intellectual Property Authority and Kenya’s eKitabu are on the Accessible Books Consortium Accessibility Awards 2019 shortlist announced on February 14, 2019. The…View More Accessible Books Consortium Accessibility Awards 2019 shortlist features two African organisations.
Zimbabwe author and poet Charles Mungoshi has died at the age of 71 in a hospital in Harare today February 16, 2019. Charles Mungoshi writing…View More Zimbabwe author and poet Charles Mungoshi has passed on.
Nawal El Saadawi is in a critical state after complications with simple eye surgery and needs our help. Nawal El Saadawi is one of the…View More Nawal El Saadawi needs our help. Do your thing Internet.
Leye Adenle and Mukoma Wa Ngugi are the judges for a new anthology by Nigerian literary blog Syncity NG. Syncity NG founded by Mystique Syn…View More Leye Adenle, Mukoma Wa Ngugi to judge Nigeria’s Syncity NG anthology. (Nigeria only)
Ali Hilal Ali’s Mabati Cornell Prize 2017 award-winning novel Mmeza Riwaya is now available for your reading pleasure in time for Mabati Cornell Prize 2018…View More Ali Hilal Ali’s “Mmeza Riwaya” out in time for Mabati Cornell Prize 2018 ceremony.
Richard Ali’s The Anguish and Vigilance of Things and Umar Sidi’s The Poet of Dust were published by Konya Shamsrumi Press last week. Konya Shamsrumi…View More Konya Shamsrumi Press publishes Richard Ali, Umar Sidi Poetry Collections.
The Thomas Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Sesotho Fiction was launched by South Africa’s Geko Publishing on February 6, 2019. Thomas Mokopu Mofolo, born on 22…View More Thomas Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Sesotho Fiction launched in South Africa.
Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala are off to residencies in different parts of the world. Residencies are an important part of the…View More Residencies: Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala.
Author, poet, and scholar Mukoma Wa Ngugi gave a keynote address on the complicated relationship between Africans and African Americans. The keynote was given at…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi gives keynote address on Africans and African Americans
Akwaeke Emezi is on the Wellcome Book Prize 2019 longlist announced on February 5, 2019, for her debut novel Freshwater. The Wellcome Book Prize is…View More Akwaeke Emezi on Wellcome Book Prize 2019 longlist.
Ladan Osman’s poetry collection Exiles of Eden is set to be unveiled on May 7, 2019. Poet and essayist Ladan Osman first came to the…View More Ladan Osman poetry collection “Exiles of Eden” out on May 7.
Adel Esmat, Mohammed Al-Maazuz are the two Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 shortlist announced today February 5, 2019. The International Prize…View More Adel Esmat, Mohammed Al-Maazuz make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 shortlist.
Moroccan novelist Bensalem Himmich has made the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 shortlist announced on February 4, 2019. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one…View More Bensalem Himmich on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 shortlist.