Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist
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Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist

Scholastique Mukasonga book Cockroaches is a finalist for French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017. It was translated from French into English by Jordan Stump and published by Archipelago Books. The French-American Foundation with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and […]

Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016
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Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016

Raïssa Kamaliza is the winner of the The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced at a ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda on March 18, 2017. Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced the winner of the most prestigious prize in Rwandan writing at a colourful ceremony in the nation’s capital. This year’s winner Raïssa Kamaliza […]

Literary events across Africa for March 2017
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Literary events across Africa for March 2017

A list of literary events happening across Africa in March 2017. March 3rd, 2017. Friday. Event: An evening with Amara Nicole Okolo Venue: Goethe Lagos Time: 5pm Event: Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017, Nairobi Leg Activities: – Role of Local Language Broadcasters: John Maloba and Nyambura Mutanyi in conversation with Richard Oduor – […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled

The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist was announced on February 28, 2017. The good people at Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 have announced those in the running for the ultimate prize in Rwandan writing. The shortlist of ten writers was chosen by judges Paula Akugizibwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Richard Ali, and Felwine Sarr. […]

Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist
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Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist

Scholastique Mukasonga’s Cockroaches is the running for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017. The book has been translated into English from the French by Jordan Stump. U.S. newspaper the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes since 1980. They have given prizes in many categories including biography, current interest, fiction, […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 calls for your submissions Rwandans
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 calls for your submissions Rwandans

Rwandans are called to make their fiction submissions for the Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016. Huza Press a new outfit out of Rwanda announced themselves to the African literary with a bang last year as they organized the first known writing competition in the history of the Eastern African nation. The prize started with […]

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Rwandan storytellers sought by Huza Press

Are you a Rwandan? Do you love telling stories? Are you pretty? If the answer to the first two is yes, then Huza press is looking for you. If the answer to the last one is yes I might be looking for you when I come to Rwanda later this year. Huza Press is looking […]