Uzodinma Iweala, Trifonia Melibea Obono, and The Gerald Kraak Award Anthology are Lambda Literary Awards 2019 finalists. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as…View More Three African books are Lambda Literary Awards 2019 finalists.
The wRite associates who organise South African Literary Awards 2019, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, have made a call for submissions.…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 make a call for submissions.
Sisonke Msimang is on the Multiculturalism New South Wales 2019 Award shortlist for her memoir Always Another Country. The Multicultural New South Wales (NSW) Award…View More Sisonke Msimang on Multiculturalism New South Wales 2019 Award shortlist.
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.
The guest list for the Time of the Writer 2019, running from March 12-16 in Durban, South Africa has been announced. The Time of the…View More South Africa’s Time of the Writer 2019 guest list unveiled.
Zukiswa Wanner’s newest title Africa (A True Book: The Seven Continents) is now available. It will be the South African author’s third children’s book. Zukiswa…View More Zukiswa Wanner’s “Africa (A True Book: The Seven Continents)” now available.
The Thomas Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Sesotho Fiction was launched by South Africa’s Geko Publishing on February 6, 2019. Thomas Mokopu Mofolo, born on 22…View More Thomas Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Sesotho Fiction launched in South Africa.
Ope Adedeji is the winner of “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2018 competition. The announcement was made today February 1,…View More Ope Adedeji is “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2018 winner.
The Abantu Book Festival 2019 has started its run for fundraising with its annual appeal for support from the abantu. The Abantu Book Festival in…View More Abantu Book Festival 2019 makes annual appeal for support.
Niq Mhlongo’s short story Nailed is set to make it on stage at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa in February. Nailed is a…View More Niq Mhlongo’s “Nailed” for Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019
The Goethe-Institut announced the participants to take part in #AfroYoungAdult workshops in eight African cities in February 2019 on January 3, 2019. In September 2018,…View More Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshop participants announced.
The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on December 16, 2018. No finalist will be awarded this year. The Golden Baobab Prize, established in…View More Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist announced; no official winner awarded.
The third edition of what is quickly becoming Southern Africa’s premier literary festival, the Abantu Book Festival 2018, was hosted in Soweto, South Africa from…View More A snapshot of the Abantu Book Festival 2018.
The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist has been announced today on December 7, 2018. The longlist features twelve African children’s authors and illustrators from six…View More Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist announced.