The writers who will feature in the AfroYoungAdult Anthology project by Goethe Institut were announced on March 1, 2019. In September 2018, the Goethe-Institut invited…View More Goethe Institut’s AfroYoungAdult Anthology writers announced.
Oyinkan Braithwaite and Akwaeke Emezi have made the longlist of the UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 announced on March 4, 2019. The Women’s Prize…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite, Akwaeke Emezi make UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 longlist.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 winner for her book House of Stone. The announcement was made in London, UK…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 winner.
Namwali Serpell’s debut novel The Old Drift, published by Penguin Random House, will be available for your reading pleasure on March 26, 2019. Namwali Serpell…View More Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift” to make March debut.
Translations for work by Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, and Akwaeke Emezi are either here or in the works. Translations are an important part of…View More Translations: Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, Akwaeke Emezi.
Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan was the guest of honour as the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners Zainab Alwi Baharoon and…View More Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners celebrated.
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o launched his newest title Kenda Muiyuru at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on February 11, 2019. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is not…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o launches “Kenda Muiyuru” in Nairobi.
Akwaeke Emezi is on the Wellcome Book Prize 2019 longlist announced on February 5, 2019, for her debut novel Freshwater. The Wellcome Book Prize is…View More Akwaeke Emezi on Wellcome Book Prize 2019 longlist.
Adel Esmat, Mohammed Al-Maazuz are the two Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 shortlist announced today February 5, 2019. The International Prize…View More Adel Esmat, Mohammed Al-Maazuz make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 shortlist.
Moroccan novelist Bensalem Himmich has made the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 shortlist announced on February 4, 2019. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one…View More Bensalem Himmich on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 shortlist.
Ope Adedeji is the winner of “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2018 competition. The announcement was made today February 1,…View More Ope Adedeji is “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2018 winner.
The Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 longlist was announced today on January 31, 2019. On the list is Novuyo Rosa Tshuma for her…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma makes Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 longlist.
Akwaeke Emezi and Ahmed Bouanani were announced as PEN America 2019 Finalists on January 24, 2019. Emezi is in the running for debut novel Freshwater…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Ahmed Bouanani are PEN America 2019 Finalists.
The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners have been announced by the board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla today January 23, 2019. The two are Zainab Alwi…View More Zainab Alwi Baharoon, Jacob Ngumbau Julius are Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners
Veronique Tadjo is the chair of the Orange Book Prize in Africa jury announced on January 22, 2019. The other judges are Valérie Marin La…View More Veronique Tadjo to chair Orange Book Prize in Africa 2018 jury.