Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Zinzi Clemmons, and Omar El Akkad are the three Africans on the Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist announced on November 19, 2018.…View More Three Africans on Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist.
Poetry Africa 2018 was hosted at venues in Durban, South Africa from October 15-20, 2018. Here is a snapshot of events that went down on…View More A snapshot of Poetry Africa 2018.
Koleka Putuma debut poetry collection Collective Amnesia is now available in Spanish. It was translated by Arrate Hidalgo & Lawrence Schimel and published by Flores…View More Koleka Putuma poetry collection “Collective Amnesia” now in Spanish.
Sitawa Nawalie, Yewande Omotoso, and Shan Bartley are set to feature at this month’s edition of the Artistic Encounters at Goethe Institut Nairobi on Wednesday,…View More Sitawa Nawalie, Yewande Omotoso, Shan Bartley for Artistic Encounters in November.
The South African Literary Awards 2018 winners were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 6, 2018. The South African Literary Awards…View More South African Literary Awards 2018 winners announced.
Wally Mongane Serote has been announced as the new South African Poet Laureate taking over a role that was previously filled by the late Keorapetse…View More Wally Mongane Serote is South African Poet Laureate.
The Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist has been announced today with twenty writers from ten African countries in the running. The Morland Writing Scholarship is…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist announced.
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist was announced on October 25, 2018. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live…View More The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced.
The Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up was announced on the event’s social media platforms on October 23, 2018. The festival now in its…View More Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up unveiled.
The Rutanang Book Fair 2018 will be hosted at the Govan Mbeki Hall in Tlokwe, South Africa on 27 October. The event theme is “we…View More Rutanang Book Fair 2018 wraps up October in South Africa.
Sihle Khumalo’s fourth book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse is here. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We were introduced to Sihle Khumalo’s…View More Sihle Khumalo’s “Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse” is here!
The South African Literary Awards 2018 shortlistees were announced on September 28, 2018. The South African Literary Awards popularly referred to as the SALAs, started…View More South African Literary Awards 2018 shortlistees announced.
Simone Haysom’s The Last Words of Rowan Du Preez: Murder and conspiracy on the Cape Flats is set to make its debut at the London…View More Simone Haysom’s “The Last Words of Rowan Du Preez” set to make debut.
The inaugural Gaborone Book Fair 2018 line-up has been unveiled with the festival set to rock Botswana from September 21-22. The guests include the Nigerian…View More Lola Shoneyin on Gaborone Book Fair 2018 line-up.
The University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 shortlist was announced on September 11, 2018. Those in the running for the prize include Fred Khumalo, Lesego Rampolokeng,…View More The University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 shortlist announced.