Marie NDiaye’s newest novel The Cheffe, published by Penguin Random House, makes its appearance on the African literary scene on October 29, 2019. Marie NDiaye…View More Marie NDiaye’s new novel “The Cheffe” out in October.
Alone and other Zambian Stories, a new anthology of short stories by Zambian writers, was launched at Grey Matter Zambia, Lusaka on July 6, 2019.…View More “Alone and other Zambian Stories” launches in Lusaka, Zambia.
Keletso Mopai’s short story collection If You Keep Digging was published by Blackbird Books on June 1, 2019. Keletso Mopai first came to our attention…View More Keletso Mopai’s “If You Keep Digging” available for your reading pleasure.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was announced the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner for her short story Skinned at the University of London, UK on…View More Lesley Nneka Arimah is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner.
Elnathan John received his Prix Les Afriques 2019 award which he won for Né un Mardi, the French translation of his novel Born On A…View More Elnathan John receives his Prix Les Afriques 2019 award.
Bisi Adjapon toured Senegal and Nigeria with her Farafina published debut novel Of Women And Frogs this past March and May 2019. Of Women And…View More Bisi Adjapon tours Senegal, Nigeria with debut novel “Of Women And Frogs.”
The shortlist of ten writers in the running for Short Story Day Africa 2018 was announced on July 4, 2019. South African headquartered Short Story…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist announced.
Adipo Sidang and Mugabi Byenkya were the featured writers at the Literary Crossroads series at Goethe-Institut Nairobi on June 27, 2019. They were moderated by…View More Adipo Sidang, Mugabi Byenkya feature at Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s second novel The Youth of God launched at the Columbia Global Centres, Nairobi on June 27, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur, who emigrated…View More Hassan Ghedi Santur’s “The Youth of God” launches in Nairobi.
The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature made a call out for prose, poetry manuscripts in Kiswahili on June 24, 2019. The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize…View More Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature calls out for prose, poetry manuscripts.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2019 nominees featuring writers and poets with African roots were announced on June 24, 2019. The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, named…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2019 nominees announced.
Elnathan John was announced the Prix Les Afriques 2019 winner for Né un Mardi, the French translation of his novel Born On A Tuesday, on…View More Elnathan John’s “Né un Mardi” is Prix Les Afriques 2019 winner.
Mubanga Kalimamukwento was announced the winner of the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 for her short story Inswa on June 17, 2019. The Kalemba Short…View More Mubanga Kalimamukwento is Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 winner.
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced that the Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2019 open on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarships…View More Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2019 open on June 30.
Kenyan author Margaret Ogola was honoured posthumously with a Google doodle and an event at Prestige Books in Nairobi on June 12, 2019. Margaret Ogola…View More Kenyan author Margaret Ogola honoured posthumously in Nairobi.