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.
E.C. Osondu is a judge for this year’s Fall for the Book Award 2019. Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research is…View More E.C. Osondu is Fall for the Book 2019 award judge.
Anni Domingo and Rutendo Chabikwa are the winners of the Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018. The prize is a first drafts competition for unpublished writers. UK…View More Anni Domingo, Rutendo Chabikwa win Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018.
The French language translation of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Black Star Nairobi is almost here. Many readers of this blog are familiar with the writing of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Black Star Nairobi” French language edition imminent.
Sitawa Nawalie, Yewande Omotoso, and Shan Bartley are set to feature at this month’s edition of the Artistic Encounters at Goethe Institut Nairobi on Wednesday,…View More Sitawa Nawalie, Yewande Omotoso, Shan Bartley for Artistic Encounters in November.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile which we mentioned as being in film production is now available for readers in German as The…View More Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” now in German.
Peter Kimani’s Dance of the Jakaranda is up for the Frederick Forsyth chaired People’s Book Prize. Let’s vote for the man. The People’s Book Prize…View More Peter Kimani up for Frederick Forsyth chaired “People’s Book Prize.”
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile is currently in film production and will be in cinemas in 2019. Rwandan Scholastique Mukasonga is an…View More Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” in film production.
Chuma Nwokolo’s The Extinction of Menai is on the PublishersWeekly.com top 10 fiction books for 2018. The Nigerian author’s novel was published by Ohio University…View More Chuma Nwokolo’s “The Extinction of Menai” makes PublishersWeekly.com top 10.
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.
The Arabic edition of Yaa Gyasi debut novel Homegoing was presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 4, 2018. The translation of…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.
Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky is the recipient of the Italian Bridge Book Award…View More Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Italian Bridge Book Award 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.
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist was announced on October 25, 2018. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live…View More The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced.
Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced on October 22, 2018 for her book Elsewhere, Home. Also featuring is Jackie Kay…View More Leila Aboulela makes Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists