Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads Johannesburg
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Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads Johannesburg

Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads on Tuesday 5 September, 7pm Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. The two will be moderated by University of Johannesburg’s Danyela Demir. Literary Crossroads is a series of talks where South African writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and […]

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 wins Germany’s International Literature Prize 2017
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Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 wins Germany’s International Literature Prize 2017

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s debut novel Tram 83 is the winner of this year’s German International Literature Prize 2017. He receives it with his translators Katharina Beyer and Lena Müller. The International Literature Award is given annually by Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the foundation Elementarteilchen, for international prose translated into German for the […]

Throwback Thursday: DR Congo’s Clémentine Faik Nzuji
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Throwback Thursday: DR Congo’s Clémentine Faik Nzuji

One our Throwback Thursday this week, we feature Clémentine Faik Nzuji, DR Congo’s first female writer. Clémentine Faik Nzuji, also known as Clémentine Faïk-Nzuji Madiya, is a Congolese poet and writer. She was born in Tshofa, Kabinda District in the Belgian Congo. She has been called “the first poet of real significance” among a group […]

Alain Mabanckou makes Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist
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Alain Mabanckou makes Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist

Alain Mabanckou is on the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist that has been announced today. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of translators is equally rewarded, with the […]