The six finalists for the Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 were announced on March 7, 2019. In November 2018, a new literary prize called…View More Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 finalists announced.
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.
Nkiacha Atemnkeng and Sada Malumfashi have started their Sylt Fellowship in the North of Germany. The residency runs from November 1, 2018 to January 31,…View More Nkiacha Atemnkeng, Sada Malumfashi start Sylt Fellowship 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.
Poet Warsan Shire will headline the Africa Writes festival 2018 in London from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual…View More Warsan Shire headlines UK’s “Africa Writes” festival 2018.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Nantes, France at the Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide Literature Festival 2018 on February 15 to 18, 2018.…View More African writers converge on Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide 2018
Academic, Writer and poet Patrice Nganang remains incarcerated days after being arrested by Cameroon security forces at the Douala airport on Thursday December 7. Patrice…View More Cameroon writer and poet Patrice Nganang arrested
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tony Ilube, Imbolo Mbue, and Trevor Noah made the list of “100 Most Influential Africans of 2017” curated by The New African…View More Adichie, Ilube, Mbue, Noah make “100 Most Influential Africans of 2017” list
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist of 21 names for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award…View More The Miles Morland Scholarship 2017 shortlist announced
The International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist was announced today in Dublin today. The Africans in the running for the prize are Mohale Mashigo, Nthikeng…View More Africans make International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist
The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2017 have been announced today. A large part…View More The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced
Twenty African writers have made the cut for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced earlier today. The Writivism Short Story Prize celebrates writers…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced
Short Story Day, Goethe Institut have announced participants to take part in ID Flow Workshop across the continent. The workshops will be facilitated by Efemia…View More Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants
Imbolo Mbue has won the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017 for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, about an immigrant desperate to become a U.S. citizen…View More Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017
Nnedi Okorafor, Louise Umutoni, Imbolo Mbue, Warsan Shire, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Okwiri Oduor made OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list. OkayAfrica is a popular…View More Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.