Kayo Chingonyi featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Leeds, UK on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was hosted by Remy Ngamije. Afrolit Sans…View More Kayo Chingonyi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
The nominees for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 featuring writers and poets with African roots were announced on July 23, 2020. The Hurston/Wright Legacy…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 nominees announced.
Lemn Sissay and Paul Mendez are on the shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2020 announced today, July 23, 2020. Gordon Burn, who passed away…View More Lemn Sissay, Paul Mendez on Gordon Burn Prize 2020 shortlist.
The winners of the Samira Bawumia Literature Prize 2020 have been announced today, July 22, 2020. The Samira Bawumia Literature Prize is an annual literary…View More Samira Bawumia Literature Prize 2020 winners announced.
Natalia Molebatsi started off day 4 at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Johannesburg, South Africa on July 3, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha…View More Natalia Molebatsi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
The winners for Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards 2020 were announced at a ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia on June 29, 2020. The…View More Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards 2020 winners announced.
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo was the first guest at Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières streaming live on Instagram from Nairobi on June 29, 2020. She was…View More Ngwatilo Mawiyoo kicks off Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
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.
Kadish Morris, Amina Jama, Okechukwu Nzelu, and Inua Ellams have been recognised at the Society of Authors’ Awards 2020 announced today, June 18, 2020. The…View More Society of Authors’ Awards 2020 winners announced.
Songs We Learn from Trees, an Ethiopian poetry anthology edited by Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, which styles itself as the “first in the English…View More “Songs We Learn from Trees,” a pioneering Ethiopian poetry anthology launches.
Malika Booker and Rachel Long are on the shortlists for the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020 announced on June 10, 2020. The Forward Prizes for…View More Malika Booker, Rachel Long on Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020 shortlists.
Rabha Ashry was announced the winner of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 today, May 4, 2020. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize was…View More Rabha Ashry is Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 winner.
In our continuing monthly series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other art in May 2020.…View More Opportunities for African writers and poets for May 2020.
Here is a list of virtual literary events across Africa to keep you busy during the shutdowns as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 2020.…View More Covid-19: Virtual literary events across Africa to look out for during the lockdown.
Nigerian poet Christopher Okigbo’s poem Heavensgate was the first to be given the full treatment from Ake Festival’s #ReadAfricanPoetryChallenge unveiled on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.…View More The #ReadAfricanPoetryChallenge kicks off with Christopher Okigbo’s poem “Heavensgate.”