The Hugo Awards 2019 finalists were announced on April 2, 2019. Of the many categories listed, Nnedi Okorafor features in two different ones. The Hugo…View More Nnedi Okorafor gets two nominations at Hugo Awards 2019 finalists.
Leye Adenle is on the shortlist for CrimeFest’s eDunnit Award 2019 for his book When Trouble Sleeps. CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like…View More Leye Adenle makes UK CrimeFest’s eDunnit Award 2019 shortlist.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist has been announced today, April 10, 2019. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best…View More Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist announced.
The keynote at the opening ceremony at the African Book Festival 2019 was given by festival headliner Ben Okri on April 4, 2019. The African…View More Ben Okri keynote at the African Book Festival 2019 opening ceremony. #ABF2019
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Olumide Popoola, and Ellah Wakatama Allfrey were the first on stage at the African Book Festival 2019 in Berlin, Germany on April 4,…View More Dangarembga, Popoola, Wakatama Allfrey at African Book Festival 2019 opening round. #ABF2019
The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist, featuring Aminatta Forna, Emmanuel Iduma, and Jamal Mahjoub, was announced on March 27, 2019. The Royal…View More The Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist features three Africans
The shortlists for the Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 were announced on April 3, 2019. Gerald Kraak was a South African writer, grant-maker, film-maker, and human…View More Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
The nine nominees for the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 were announced on March 27, 2019. The Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires (Grand Prix…View More Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 nominees announced.
The judges for the Geko Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho 2019 have been announced. Thomas Mokopu Mofolo was a pioneer in the Southern…View More Geko Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho 2019 judges announced.
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is the new Chairperson of the Caine Prize for African Writing. The Zimbabwe-born publisher takes over from Dr Delia Jarrett-Macauley. The Caine…View More Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is new Caine Prize for African Writing Chairperson.
It was a rocking evening at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi as Kenyan actor Abu Sense gave a performance portraying Malawian writer Shadreck Chikoti’s Azotus…View More Shadreck Chikoti, Abu Sense blow away Nairobi at Artistic Encounters 2019 opening.
The Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 shortlist was announced today on April 2, 2019. On the list is Novuyo Rosa Tshuma for her…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma makes Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 shortlist.
After a successful run of the Swahili Literary Festival, its organisers have urged cultural practitioners at the Kenyan coast to aim higher. The Swahili Literary…View More The Swahili Literary Festival rallies Coastal cultural practitioners.
The Prix Les Afriques 2019 longlist was announced in Geneva, Switzerland on February 17, 2019. La Cene Littéraire is an association, founded in May 2015,…View More Prix Les Afriques 2019 longlist announced in Geneva.
Acan Innocent Immaculate’s The Pearl Trotters in Black, Yellow, Red published by Sooo Many Stories is set to make its debut on April 19, 2019.…View More Acan Innocent Immaculate’s “The Pearl Trotters in Black, Yellow, Red” for April.