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
The Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on March 12, 2018 with eight poets making the cut from the hundreds submitted. The Brunel…View More Eight poets make Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 shortlist
The Casablanca International Book Fair 2018 is set be hosted in the Moroccan capital from February 8-18, 2018. This year the guest of honour country…View More Casablanca International Book Fair 2018 set for February
Egyptian high-profile novelist, journalist, and scenarist Sabri Moussa passed away after a battle with disease، at the age of 89 on January 18, 2018. Sabri…View More Egyptian Novelist Sabri Moussa has passed on
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the longlist of 16 novels for the 2018 Prize on Wednesday 17 January 2018 with five Africans in…View More Five Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Longlist
The winners of the Sawiris Cultural Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony at the Main Hall of Egypt’s Cairo Opera House on January 8,…View More Sawiris Cultural Awards 2017 winners announced in Cairo, Egypt
Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Huzama Habayeb is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017 for her novel Velvet. Naguib Mahfouz was…View More Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017
Six writers and their mentors are currently at the ninth annual writers’ workshop hosted by the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. They range in age…View More Sahar Al Mougy, Mohanned Al Dabi at International Prize for Arabic Fiction Writers Workshop
Legendary Egyptian Novelist and Publisher Mekkawi Said has passed on. His first book was a collection of short stories, Running after Light, was published in…View More Egyptian Novelist and Publisher Mekkawi Said has passed on
There are five African authors on the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist which was announced on November 7, 2017. They are Mahmoud al-Werwary, Ezzat…View More African authors feature on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist