Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina passed on after a short illness on the night of May 21, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was a colossus in…View More Binyavanga Wainaina has passed on.
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.
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.
Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book Sulwe will be available for kids on October 1, 2019. Lupita Nyong’o is one of the most recognisable names in…View More Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book “Sulwe” out in October.
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.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s East African tour for her new short story collection Manchester Happened runs from May 9 – 17, 2019. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi came…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s “Manchester Happened” East Africa tour.
The judges for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 Muthoni Garland, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and Otosirieze Obi-Young were announced today, May 1, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarship,…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 judges announced.
Chris Adwar and Kagayi Ngobi were the featured guests at Goethe Kenya’s Artistic Encounters on April 24, 2019. In Artistic Encounters, two artists of different…View More Chris Adwar, Kagayi Ngobi’s day at Goethe Kenya’s Artistic Encounters.
Lily Mabura’s new novel Remembrance was published by Longhorn Publishers on March 27, 2019. Lily Mabura is a writer who first came to the notice…View More Lily Mabura’s “Remembrance” published by Longhorn Publishers.
Maskarm Haile did a series of readings in several venues in Nairobi for her debut travel book Abyssinian Nomad starting on March 27, 2019. Maskarm…View More Maskarm Haile’s “Abyssinian Nomad” multiple venue Nairobi tour.
Kagayi Peter and Chris Adwar will be the featured artists at the Artistic Encounters series at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on April 24, 2019.…View More Kagayi Peter, Chris Adwar for Goethe’s Artistic Encounters on April 24.
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be awarded the Grand Prix des Mécènes 2018 in Yaounde, Cameroon on April 23, 2019. The Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to be awarded Grand Prix des Mécènes 2018.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist has been announced today, April 10, 2019. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best…View More Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist announced.
The shortlists for the Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 were announced on April 3, 2019. Gerald Kraak was a South African writer, grant-maker, film-maker, and human…View More Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
The nine nominees for the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 were announced on March 27, 2019. The Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires (Grand Prix…View More Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 nominees announced.