The Babishai Niwe Foundation celebrated their tenth anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019 on March 21, 2019. The team led by founder Beverley Nambozo celebrated…View More Lillian Akampurira Aujo on Babishai Foundation 10th year celebration.
Nick Makoha is on the judging panel for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019 announced on April 9, 2019. T.S. Eliot, full name Thomas Stearns Eliot,…View More Nick Makoha on team to judge T.S. Eliot Prize 2019.
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.
Ten poets from across Africa feature on the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced on March 25, 2019. The Brunel International African Poetry…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced
The Babishai Niwe Foundation is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019 which is March 21, 2019. Ten years ago, Ugandan…View More Babishai to celebrate 10th anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019.
Kwame Dawes, alongside seven other writers, was announced as a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2019 on March 13, 2019. The Windham-Campbell Prize, established in…View More Kwame Dawes is Windham-Campbell Prize 2019 recipient.
Gbenga Adeoba was announced as the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2019 winner for his manuscript Exodus on March 8, 2019. The Sillerman…View More Gbenga Adeoba is Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2019 winner.
Tjawangwa “TJ” Dema debut poetry collection The Careless Seamstress is coming out on March 1, 2019. The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is…View More Tjawangwa “TJ” Dema poetry collection “The Careless Seamstress” for March 1.
Translations for work by Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, and Akwaeke Emezi are either here or in the works. Translations are an important part of…View More Translations: Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, Akwaeke Emezi.
Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan was the guest of honour as the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners Zainab Alwi Baharoon and…View More Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners celebrated.
Richard Ali’s The Anguish and Vigilance of Things and Umar Sidi’s The Poet of Dust were published by Konya Shamsrumi Press last week. Konya Shamsrumi…View More Konya Shamsrumi Press publishes Richard Ali, Umar Sidi Poetry Collections.
Ladan Osman’s poetry collection Exiles of Eden is set to be unveiled on May 7, 2019. Poet and essayist Ladan Osman first came to the…View More Ladan Osman poetry collection “Exiles of Eden” out on May 7.
Akwaeke Emezi and Ahmed Bouanani were announced as PEN America 2019 Finalists on January 24, 2019. Emezi is in the running for debut novel Freshwater…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Ahmed Bouanani are PEN America 2019 Finalists.
The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners have been announced by the board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla today January 23, 2019. The two are Zainab Alwi…View More Zainab Alwi Baharoon, Jacob Ngumbau Julius are Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners
Swahili Poet Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo has passed on. The announcement was made on January 9, 2019. Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo was a Kenyan poet…View More Swahili Poet Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo has passed on.