Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone are on the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 shortlist announced on January 11,…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma on Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 shortlist.
Celestine Nudanu and Brooke C. Obie are the winners of the Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 announced on January 9, 2019. The Accra International…View More Celestine Nudanu, Brooke C. Obie are Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 winners.
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 longlist has been announced with seven Africans making the January 7, 2019 cut. They are Iman Yehia, Habib…View More Seven Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 longlist.
The Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlists were announced on December 27, 2018. The awards are the First Book Award and Independent Writers Award.…View More Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlist announced.
Abdulrahman “Abu Amirah” Ndegwa is the winner of the African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship. The African Writers Trust was founded to bring together African writers…View More Abdulrahman Ndegwa is African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship winner.
Peter Kimani will chair the panel of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges in an announcement made on December 19, 2018. He will…View More Peter Kimani to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges panel.
Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on December 17, 2018. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was founded…View More Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist announced.
Omaima Al-Khamis was announced the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner at a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt on December 11, 2018. Naguib Mahfouz…View More Omaima Al-Khamis is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner.
The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on December 16, 2018. No finalist will be awarded this year. The Golden Baobab Prize, established in…View More Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist announced; no official winner awarded.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was announced the Raven Award 2018 winner for her young adult novel Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree on December 5, 2018. The…View More Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is US’s Raven Award 2018 winner.
The judges for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction 2019 were announced on December 5, 2018. Writivism is…View More Meet the judges for the Writivism Fiction and Nonfiction prizes for 2019.
Prof Tanure Ojaide and Harriet Anena are the joint winners of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018. The announcement was made at a ceremony…View More Prof Tanure Ojaide, Harriet Anena are joint Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 winners.
The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist has been announced today on December 7, 2018. The longlist features twelve African children’s authors and illustrators from six…View More Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist announced.
The Sanaa Theatre Awards 2018 winners were announced at a colourful ceremony at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on December 3, 2018. The Sanaa…View More Sanaa Theatre Awards 2018 winners announced in Nairobi.
Dinaw Mengestu has been listed amongst the 32 black male writers of our time on the New York Times. The last decade has seen a…View More Dinaw Mengestu among New York Times 32 black male writers.