Maaza Mengiste‘s second novel The Shadow King, published by Norton, will be out on September 24, 2019. Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose…View More Maaza Mengiste‘s new novel “The Shadow King” out on September 24.
The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 were announced today May 20, 2019. Writivism, the…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2019, Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
Diekoye Oyeyinka’s 2014 novel Stillborn has gotten a new lease of life in French as La Douleur du Geant (Tears of the Giant). In 2014,…View More Diekoye Oyeyinka’s “Stillborn” is now “La Douleur du Geant.”
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 has been announced today May 20, 2019. The writers shortlisted are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Meron…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 shortlist announced.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s second novel The Youth of God, published by Mawenzi House Publishers, is out on June 1, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur, who emigrated…View More Hassan Ghedi Santur’s “The Youth of God” out on June 1.
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer is on the Anthony Award 2019 shortlist announced on May 15, 2019. The Anthony Award is…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite novel on Anthony Award 2019 shortlist.
Billy Kahora’s long-awaited short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories makes its official world debut at Africa Writes Bristol on June…View More Billy Kahora’s “The Cape Cod Bicycle War” for Africa Writes Bristol debut.
Submissions from Nigerian writers for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 are currently being sought. The Sevhage Literary Prizes are an award from Nigerian organisations Sevhage Publishers…View More Submissions for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 sought (Nigeria only)
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Manchester Happened is on the UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist announced on May 8, 2019. Big Book is an awards scheme…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charmed residents of Nairobi and Kigali on her Manchester Happened East African tour. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi won the Kwani Manuscript prize in…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charms Nairobi, Kigali in “Manchester Happened” tour.
Lauri Kubuitsile’s newest novel Deliver Us From Evil was published by Penguin on May 1, 2019. Lauri Kubuitsile is the author of books for children…View More Lauri Kubuitsile’s “Deliver Us From Evil” is here.
Mbozi Haimbe is the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 in an announcement made today, May 8, 2019 The Commonwealth Short Story Prize…View More Mbozi Haimbe is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 winner.
Helon Habila’s newest novel Travellers, published by Penguin, will be available starting June 6, 2019. Helon Habila first came to continental fame when he won…View More Helon Habila’s “Travellers” for June 6 debut.
Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel “A Small Silence,” published by Cassava Republic Press, will be available from July 2, 2019. Jumoke Verissimo writes poetry, fiction, and…View More Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel “A Small Silence” for July 2.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Sulaiman Addonia, and Diana Evans are on the Orwell Prize 2019 longlist announced today May 7, 2019. The Orwell Prizes are the…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Sulaiman Addonia, Diana Evans on UK’s Orwell Prize 2019 longlist.