Jalada’s newest anthology AFTER+LIFE launched at the McMillan Library in Nairobi on May 31, 2019. Jalada is a pan-African writers’ collective that was born when…View More Jalada’s latest anthology “AFTER+LIFE” launches in Nairobi.
Koleka Putuma is the winner of the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 for her collection Collective Amnesia in an announcement made on May…View More Koleka Putuma is Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 winner.
Nadra Mabrouk and Jamila Osman are the joint winners of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 in an announcement made on May 30, 2019.…View More Nadra Mabrouk, Jamila Osman win Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019.
OluTimehin Adegbeye is the winner of the Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 announced on May 23, 2019. Gerald Kraak was a South African writer, film-maker, and…View More OluTimehin Adegbeye is Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 winner
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is the winner of the Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019. Every two years since 1991, the city of Osnabrück has awarded the Peace…View More Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019 winner
Submissions are sought for women writers by the Puntland Women’s Writers Association and the African Women’s Development Fund’s African Women’s Writers Workshop 2019. There are…View More Submissions sought by Puntland Women’s Writers Association, African Women’s Writers Workshop.
Dami Ajayi, Nick Makoha, and Koleka Putuma are the finalists of the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 announced on May 24, 2019. The…View More Dami Ajayi, Nick Makoha, Koleka Putuma are Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 finalists.
Djaïli Amadou Amal was announced as the Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 winner for her novel Munyal, Les Larmes De La Patience, at a…View More Djaïli Amadou Amal is Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 winner.
Sisonke Msimang’s The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela will be launching in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 24, 2019. Sisonke Msimang is a South African writer…View More Sisonke Msimang’s “The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela” to launch in Johannesburg.
The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its Fifth Writing Semester, which will run from 3 February to 31 May 2020. The Johannesburg…View More Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study Writing Fellowships 2020 open.
Submissions for the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 are open to Africans living within and outside the continent. The Quramo Writers’ Prize is an award celebrating…View More The Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 wants your submissions.
Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina passed on after a short illness on the night of May 21, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was a colossus in…View More Binyavanga Wainaina has passed on.
Maaza Mengiste‘s second novel The Shadow King, published by Norton, will be out on September 24, 2019. Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose…View More Maaza Mengiste‘s new novel “The Shadow King” out on September 24.
Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel Children of Blood And Bone won in the Young Adult category at Nebula Awards 2019 on May 19, 2019. The Nebula…View More Tomi Adeyemi novel wins at US Nebula Awards 2018.
Submissions are sought for the second edition of the Uganda-based Nalubaale Review literary magazine on the theme “Travel.” Nalubaale Review is an online literary magazine…View More Submissions for second edition of Nalubaale Review sought.