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.
Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019
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.
Three Africans feature on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 longlist announced on November 26, 2018. They are Egyptians Amro Al Adly and Ahmed Al Shahawi…View More Three Africans on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 longlist.
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Zinzi Clemmons, and Omar El Akkad are the three Africans on the Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist announced on November 19, 2018.…View More Three Africans on Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist.
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.
Muhammad Abdelnabi is the ArabLit Story Prize 2018 winner for his short story Our Story translated by Roger Moger. The announcement was made on October…View More Muhammad Abdelnabi is ArabLit Story Prize 2018 winner.
Mohammed Jaafar and Mansoura Ez-Eldin are the two Africans on the Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 longlist announced on October 1, 2018. The Kuwait based…View More Two Africans make Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 longlist.
Egyptian writer Mohammad Abdelnabi is the only African on the ArabLit Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced on September 15, 2018. The ArabLit Story Prize is…View More Egyptian Mohammad Abdelnabi on ArabLit Story Prize 2018 shortlist.
The UK’s Royal Society of Literature has selected its 40 Fellows under the age of 40 with a strong contingent of writers with African roots.…View More Africans on UK’s Royal Society of Literature Under 40 Fellows.
Africans have featured strongly on the BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 shortlist that was announced on June 12. The five are Iz Mazano, Bode…View More BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 shortlist announced.
Society of Authors’ Awards Shortlist 2018 features four African nationals. The four are Anietie Isong, Masande Ntshanga, Kayo Chingonyi, and Omar Robert Hamilton. The Society…View More Africans feature on UK Society of Authors’ Awards 2018 Shortlist.
Biyi Bandele, Mona Eltahawy, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sisonke Msimang are the Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists,…View More Bandele, Eltahawy, Saro-Wiwa, Msimang are Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2018 winners were announced with Tunisian Néji Elounelli, Moroccan Mohammad Mishbal, Egyptian Ahmad Al Qarmalawi featuring. The Sheikh Zayed Book…View More Three Africans on list of Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2018 winners
Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik who wrote more than 200 novels died Monday April 3, 2018. The popular author died in the northern city of…View More Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik has passed on