Helon Habila’s Travellers and Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval are on the shortlists for the James Tait Black Memorial…View More Helon Habila, Saidiya Hartman on James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020 shortlists.
Fiyah, Libretto, and Lolwe are three literary magazines by African/Black publishers currently available for your reading pleasure. A literary magazine is a periodical that publishes…View More Fiyah, Libretto, and Lolwe: A tale of three literary magazines.
Muthoni Garland, Chuma Nwokolo, and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf were announced as judges for the Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 on June 15, 2020. The award is…View More Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 judges unveiled.
Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives and Wole Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman are going to Netflix. The announcement was made…View More Lola Shoneyin and Wole Soyinka’s work going to Netflix!
James Noël and Chigozie Obioma received the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020 awarded by Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) on June 6,…View More James Noël, Chigozie Obioma receive German Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020.
The Ake Festival 2020, which runs in Lagos, Nigeria from October 22-25, unveiled its new theme “African Time” on June 6, 2020. The Ake Arts…View More Ake Festival 2020 new theme unveiled.
Innocent Chizaram Ilo was announced the winner for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 Africa region on June 2, 2020. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize…View More Innocent Chizaram Ilo is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 Africa region winner.
Chimeka Garricks was the final guest at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 streaming on Instagram from Lagos, Nigeria on June 1, 2020. He was hosted…View More Chimeka Garricks wraps up Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.
Molara Wood ended proceedings on Sunday at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Lagos, Nigeria on May 31, 2020. She was hosted by Renee Edwige…View More Molara Wood at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.
Nnedi Okorafor, Tade Thompson, Akwaeke Emezi, Tochi Onyebuchi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Marlon James are finalists in the Locus Awards 2020 announced on May 29, 2020.…View More Locus Awards 2020 finalists announced.
The African Literary Podcast interviews Chimeka Garricks as part of our Afrolit Sans Frontières series. Chimeka Garricks is a lawyer, editor, and ghost copywriter. His…View More African Literary Podcast Episode 16: Chimeka Garricks.
Tochi Onyebuchi wrapped up day one of Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Africa Day, May 25, 2020. He was hosted by Mohale Mashigo.…View More Tochi Onyebuchi wraps up the first day of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.
The shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 announced today, May 19, 2020, features Erica Sugo Anyadike, Chikodili Emelumadu, Jowhor Ile, Rémy…View More AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 shortlist announced.
Eliphas Nyamogo’s anthology End Of The Dream: 7 Short Stories On Postcolonial World Order, published by the Goethe-Institut Munich, is out now. Eliphas Nyamogo made…View More Eliphas Nyamogo’s new anthology “End of the Dream” out now.
Pemi Aguda was announced the winner of the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2020 today, May 12, 2020. Deborah Rogers (1938-2014) was a literary agent…View More Pemi Aguda wins UK’s Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2020.