Balsam Saad and Sherif Bakr on panel at the Casablanca International Book Fair 2018. Photo/ M. Lynx Qualey

A snapshot of the Casablanca International Book Fair 2018

The Casablanca International Book Fair 2018 was hosted in the Moroccan capital from February 8-18. Our good friend M. Lynx Qualey who runs Arablit.org was…

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Writers at the Festival Fim do Caminho 2017

African Literary Festivals you can attend in 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…

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Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 longlist announced

The Short Story Africa Prize 2017 has announced the 21 Africans making the cut for one of the continent’s most respected literary prizes. Short Story…

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Yaa Gyasi

Petina Gappah, Yaa Gyasi, Teju Cole for PEN USA literary awards 2017

PEN America announced the finalists for the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards in several categories where US$315,000 is awarded. Those in the running include Petina…

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Okey Ndibe presents Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…

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Six Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017 have announced their longlist for this year’s best book in Arab writing this year and six Africans made…

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Casablanca International Book Fair 2016 closes

The Casablanca International Publishing and Book Fair 2016 better known in French as the Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre (SIEL) happened from 12-22…

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Meet the Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 shortlist

Egyptian Mohamed Rabie and Morocco Tareq Bakari are the two Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 shortlist announced today. For those just…

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