World Read Aloud Day 2019 was celebrated on February 1 in venues across Africa. World Read Aloud Day, an initiative that aims at ensuring that…View More World Read Aloud Day 2019 celebrated Across Africa on February 1.
The Nipe Story Podcast hosted by Kenyan journalist, poet, and writer Kevin Mwachiro is one year old. There aren’t enough Podcasts or other media that cover…View More Kevin Mwachiro’s “Nipe Story” Podcast is one year old.
Donald Molosi’s new book Dear Upright African published by The Mantle will be out on February 28, 2019. We first met Donald Molosi in Kampala,…View More Donald Molosi’s “Dear Upright African” out on February 28.
The African Literary Podcast returns with Season 2 Episode 1. We have been on break for the last few months learning more about the literary…View More African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1
Ope Adedeji is the winner of “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2018 competition. The announcement was made today February 1,…View More Ope Adedeji is “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2018 winner.
Mona Eltahawy’s second book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is set to make its debut on September 17, 2019. Mona Eltahawy is…View More Mona Eltahawy’s “The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls” out in September.
The Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 longlist was announced today on January 31, 2019. On the list is Novuyo Rosa Tshuma for her…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma makes Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 longlist.
Aminatta Forna is set to judge Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019. She will be joined by four other judges. The Giller Prize was founded in…View More Aminatta Forna to judge Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019
The Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 is set to happen in Kampala, Uganda from May 15-17, 2019. The conference is organised by the African Writers…View More Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 for Kampala in May.
Akwaeke Emezi and Ahmed Bouanani were announced as PEN America 2019 Finalists on January 24, 2019. Emezi is in the running for debut novel Freshwater…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Ahmed Bouanani are PEN America 2019 Finalists.
The Feminart Arts and Book Festival 2019 is set to be hosted in Lilongwe, Malawi from October 11-13. This inaugural edition will be run by a team…View More Meet the team running Malawi’s Feminart Arts and Book Festival 2019.
The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners have been announced by the board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla today January 23, 2019. The two are Zainab Alwi…View More Zainab Alwi Baharoon, Jacob Ngumbau Julius are Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners
Veronique Tadjo is the chair of the Orange Book Prize in Africa jury announced on January 22, 2019. The other judges are Valérie Marin La…View More Veronique Tadjo to chair Orange Book Prize in Africa 2018 jury.
Artists for Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2019 have been announced by series creator and curator Zukiswa Wanner. In 2017, the Goethe-Institut introduced Kenyan audiences to…View More Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2019 artists announced.
Ngozi Ukazu and Tomi Adeyemi are finalists for the William C. Morris Award 2019. The William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award, first given in…View More Ngozi Ukazu, Tomi Adeyemi are Morris Award 2019 finalists.