The Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist has been announced and features Agazit Abate, Michael Agugom, Michelle Angwenyi, Innocent Chizaram Ilo, Cherrie Kandie, Farai Mudzingwa,…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist announced.
Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, and Hiwot Adilow are the joint Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 winners. The three share the 3,000 UK pounds prize money.…View More Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, Hiwot Adilow are Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 winners.
The Parking Lot Attendant by Ethiopian writer Nafkote Tamirat and published by Macmillan Publishers is now available for your reading pleasure. Nafkote Tamirat is an…View More Nafkote Tamirat’s “The Parking Lot Attendant” now available
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
Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 is now open for submissions from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Burt Award for African Young…View More Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 open for submissions
The Short Story Africa Prize 2017 has announced the 21 Africans making the cut for one of the continent’s most respected literary prizes. Short Story…View More Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 longlist announced
Elshadai Tesfaye is the winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the…View More Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017
The shortlist for the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars has been unveiled. The Burt Award was started in Tanzania in…View More Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars unveiled
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
The International Dublin Literary Award, formerly known as the IMPAC Award, is the richest in the world for a single work of fiction in English…View More Africans galore on International Dublin Literary Award 2016 longlist
The Folio Prize is the first major English language book prize open to writers from around the world published in the UK. The prize is…View More Mengestu Dinaw and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor on Folio Prize long list
I really should have flagged this Top Fiction Books by the Washington Post in November but I somehow missed out on it. I really just…View More Top Names in Washington Post’s top 50 fiction books for 2014
The New York Times has unveiled their 100 notable books of 2014 and there is novel by a name readers of this blog are familiar…View More Dinaw Mengestu makes New York Times 100 notable books
Ethiopian born writer Dinaw Mengestu is in the running for this years Kirkus Prize as his book All Our Names was among the finalists for…View More Dinaw Mengestu in the running for Kirkus Prize 2014
Its been a good time for some in the writing business. Ng’ang’a Mbugua recently won the Wahome Mutahi Literature award for his excellent Different Colours…View More Storymoja 2012 guest writer Dinaw Mengestu wins ‘Genius grant’