The Miles Morland Foundation has announced that the Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2019 open on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarships…View More Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2019 open on June 30.
Kenyan author Margaret Ogola was honoured posthumously with a Google doodle and an event at Prestige Books in Nairobi on June 12, 2019. Margaret Ogola…View More Kenyan author Margaret Ogola honoured posthumously in Nairobi.
Africa Writes Bristol 2019 is set to celebrate contemporary literature and thought from Africa and the diaspora from June 30 – July 4, 2019. Africa…View More Africa Writes Bristol 2019 festival to celebrate African writing.
Niq Mhlongo won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019 at the Media24 Book Prize 2019 for Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree on…View More Niq Mhlongo wins Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019.
The cover for Fib and the Axe of Fury the debut novel for Nigerian writer Esosa Kolawole, to be published on June 30, 2019, was…View More Zuma Publishing reveals Esosa Kolawole’s “Fib and the Axe of Fury” cover.
Zippy Agatha Okoth’s Oops Zippy! From The Diary of a Divorced Kenyan Woman launched at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on June 5, 2019.…View More Zippy Agatha Okoth’s “Oops Zippy! From The Diary of a Divorced Kenyan Woman” launches.
Short Story Day Africa is seeking submissions from writers on the continent on the theme “Disruption.” Short Story Day Africa, coming out of a South…View More Short Story Day Africa seeks your submissions on “Disruption” theme.
Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird was published by Jacana on June 1, 2019. Mubanga Kalimamukwento is a Zambian writer who has been making…View More Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s “The Mourning Bird” is now available.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Diana Evans are on the Orwell Prize 2019 shortlist announced today June 10, 2019. The Orwell Prizes, named in honour of…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Diana Evans on UK’s Orwell Prize 2019 shortlist.
South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives,” run by Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, turned two this May. The Cheeky Natives is a literary podcast…View More South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives” turned two this May.
The winners for Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story Literary Awards 2019 were announced at the Mulungushi Conference Centre, Lusaka on May 31, 2019. The Tell…View More Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story Literary Awards 2019 winners announced.
As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II was announced as a Lambda Literary Awards 2019 winner at a ceremony in New York,…View More As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II is Lambda Literary Awards 2019 winner.
The shortlist for the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 was announced on May 2, 2019. The Kalemba Short Story Prize brought a new lease of…View More Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist announced.
The Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on May 28, 2019. For many people around…View More Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina hosted in Nairobi.
The memorial to fallen Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Nairobi National Museum on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was…View More Binyavanga Wainaina Memorial hosted in Nairobi.