RadioBook Rwanda launched at Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Thursday, December 13, 2018. RadioBook Rwanda is an international collaboration aimed at producing short stories by contemporary Rwandan…View More RadioBook Rwanda launches at Goethe-Institut Nairobi.
Peter Kimani will chair the panel of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges in an announcement made on December 19, 2018. He will…View More Peter Kimani to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges panel.
Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on December 17, 2018. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was founded…View More Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist announced.
Omaima Al-Khamis was announced the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner at a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt on December 11, 2018. Naguib Mahfouz…View More Omaima Al-Khamis is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was announced the Raven Award 2018 winner for her young adult novel Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree on December 5, 2018. The…View More Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is US’s Raven Award 2018 winner.
The judges for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction 2019 were announced on December 5, 2018. Writivism is…View More Meet the judges for the Writivism Fiction and Nonfiction prizes for 2019.
Dinaw Mengestu has been listed amongst the 32 black male writers of our time on the New York Times. The last decade has seen a…View More Dinaw Mengestu among New York Times 32 black male writers.
Leila Aboulela was announced the winner of best fiction book award at the Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 at a ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland on…View More Leila Aboulela is Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 winner.
The Morland Writing Scholars 2018 have been announced today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The four are Edwige Renee Dro, Kola Tubosun, Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana, and…View More Dro, Tubosun, Masinyana, Ndlovu are Morland Writing Scholars 2018.
The Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners were announced on November 19, 2018. They are Sibongile Fisher, Itiola Jones, Stacy Hardy, Panashe Chigumadzi, and Shailja Patel.…View More Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners announced.
Akwaeke Emezi and Nafkote Tamirat are the African writers on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018 list announced on November 19, 2018.…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat on New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018.
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.