Anni Domingo and Rutendo Chabikwa are the winners of the Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018. The prize is a first drafts competition for unpublished writers. UK…View More Anni Domingo, Rutendo Chabikwa win Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018.
Peter Kimani’s Dance of the Jakaranda is up for the Frederick Forsyth chaired People’s Book Prize. Let’s vote for the man. The People’s Book Prize…View More Peter Kimani up for Frederick Forsyth chaired “People’s Book Prize.”
The South African Literary Awards 2018 winners were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 6, 2018. The South African Literary Awards…View More South African Literary Awards 2018 winners announced.
Safia Elhillo is the poetry winner of the Arab American Book Award 2018 for her poetry collection The January Children. The Arab American Book Awards…View More Safia Elhillo’s poetry wins Arab American Book Award 2018.
Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti: Night Masquerade is up for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018. If you get a minute, please vote for our colleague. The Goodreads…View More Nnedi Okorafor’s “Binti: Night Masquerade” up for Goodreads Choice Awards 2018.
The Orange Book Award for Africa is set to make its debut in 2019. The prize, an offshoot of the Orange sponsored literary award in…View More Orange Book Award for Africa set to debut in 2019. (French only)
The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 longlist has been announced with nine poets in the running. The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, worth US$10,000,…View More Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.
Mohammed Jaafar and Mansoura Ez-Eldin are on the Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced on November 1, 2018. The Kuwait based AlMultaqa Prize launched…View More Mohammed Jaafar, Mansoura Ez-Eldin on Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist.
Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky is the recipient of the Italian Bridge Book Award…View More Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Italian Bridge Book Award 2018.
The Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist has been announced today with twenty writers from ten African countries in the running. The Morland Writing Scholarship is…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist announced.
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist was announced on October 25, 2018. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live…View More The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced.
The Nommo Awards 2018 winners were announced at the opening ceremony for the Ake Festival 2018 on October 26. They are Tade Thompson, Kwabena Ofei,…View More Nommo Awards 2018 winners announced at Ake Festival 2018.
Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced on October 22, 2018 for her book Elsewhere, Home. Also featuring is Jackie Kay…View More Leila Aboulela makes Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists
Soji Cole is Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 winner for his play Embers. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria on October…View More Soji Cole is Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 winner.
Alain Mabanckou is the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Legacy Award 2018 winner for his novel Black Moses. The announcement was made at a ceremony…View More Alain Mabanckou is Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Legacy Award 2018 winner.