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.
Poet Warsan Shire will headline the Africa Writes festival 2018 in London from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual…View More Warsan Shire headlines UK’s “Africa Writes” festival 2018.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes was the keynote speaker at the Bare Lit Festival 2018 giving the address at The Albany, London UK on May 27, 2018.…View More Long Read: Nii Ayikwei Parkes keynote address at the Bare Lit Festival 2018.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist has been announced. The Africa regional shortlist featured Harriet Anena, Fred Khumalo, Cheryl Ntumy, Michelle Sacks, Efua Traoré,…View More Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced.
Ayesha Harruna Attah is the author of the new novel The Hundred Wells of Salaga published by Cassava Republic Press. This is the writer’s second…View More Interview: Five questions with Ayesha Harruna Attah.
Ghanaian writer, Portia Dery is the Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List. The book was illustrated by South African artist Toby Newsome. The…View More Portia Dery is Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List.
Gyara is a new literary journal for you to submit your work. The new literary space is looking for creative non-fiction, book reviews, memoirs, essays…View More Gyara Journal: Meet the editors of the continent’s newest literary space.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Nantes, France at the Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide Literature Festival 2018 on February 15 to 18, 2018.…View More African writers converge on Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide 2018
Mona Eltahawy, Sisonke Msimang, Yemisi Aribisala, Ayobami Adebayo, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, and Sylvia Vollenhoven are shortlistees for the Bellagio Residency in literature. The…View More Seven African artists make Bellagio Residency 2018 shortlist
The Ghana International Book Fair 2018 will be hosted in Accra, Ghana from August 30 to September 2, 2018. The Ghana International Book Fair was…View More The Ghana International Book Fair 2018 set for late August
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Mae Azango are the featured writers on the current edition of KWEE Liberia’s literary magazine. KWEE is a literary magazine based…View More Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Mae Azango feature on Liberia’s KWEE Magazine
Eight African writers are in the running with seven books on cooking published in Africa at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018. They are Yemisi…View More Seven African books shortlisted for The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018
Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018
Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 is now open for submissions from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Burt Award for African Young…View More Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 open for submissions
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist of 21 names for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award…View More The Miles Morland Scholarship 2017 shortlist announced