The Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees have been announced and feature writers and poets with African roots. They include Lesley Nneka Arimah, Peter Kimani,…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced.
Hawa Jande Golakai and Muthoni Wa Gichuru were the featured authors at Literary Crossroads at the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi on June 21, 2018. They were…View More Hawa Jande Golakai, Muthoni Wa Gichuru star at Literary Crossroads.
The Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 longlist was been announced on Tuesday, June 25, 2018. The longlist of ten features writers from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya,…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 longlist announced.
The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 winners Bongani Ngqulunga and Harry Kalmer were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 23, 2018.…View More Bongani Ngqulunga, Harry Kalmer are Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 winners.
Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 winner for his story All Our Lives. Agazit Abate and Michael Yee came second…View More Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 winner.
This Mournable Body is the third in the Tsitsi Dangarembga trilogy that started off with Nervous Conditions and was followed on by The Book of…View More “This Mournable Body” completes Tsitsi Dangarembga trilogy.
Kenyan author Peter Kimani was the guest of the Bookish People at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on the morning of Saturday June 16,…View More Bookish people host Peter Kimani to Nairobi reading.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila is the Rosegger Literary Prize 2018 winner for his novel Tram 83. The Austria based prize, worth 10,000 Euros, was awarded on…View More Fiston Mwanza Mujila is Austria’s Rosegger Literary Prize 2018 winner.
Akwaeke Emezi and Nafkote Tamirat are on the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2018 longlist that was announced on June 14. The Center for…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat make Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2018 longlist.
Kukogho Iruesiri Samson was announced as the GT Bank Dusty Manuscript Prize 2018 winner on June 13. Kukogho won the prize for his manuscript titled…View More Kukogho Iruesiri Samson is GT Bank Dusty Manuscript Prize 2018 winner.
Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagune, a German translation of Lagoon¸ is a recipient of the Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017. The prize is handed out annually to the…View More Nnedi Okorafor’s “Lagune” wins Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017.
Ndinda Kioko is the winner of the Logsdon Fiction Award 2018. The Award is given to a student leaving the University of Oregon Creative Writing…View More Ndinda Kioko wins Logsdon Fiction Award 2018.
The GT Bank Dusty Manuscript Prize 2018 longlist was announced on June 8, 2018. The award, open only to Nigeria nationals, has a list of…View More GT Bank’s Dusty Manuscript Prize 2018 longlist announced.
Short Story Day Africa 2018 submissions have been called out with the general theme for the submissions sought being “Hotel Africa.” Short Story Day Africa…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 submissions now open.
Fiction writer Nathaniel Z. Mpofu, nonfiction writer Pofela Ndzozi and poet ASA won big at the Bulawayo Arts Awards 2018. The Awards were given at…View More Nathaniel Z. Mpofu, ASA, Pofela Ndzozi win at Bulawayo Arts Awards 2018.