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.
The French language translation of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Black Star Nairobi is almost here. Many readers of this blog are familiar with the writing of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Black Star Nairobi” French language edition imminent.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile which we mentioned as being in film production is now available for readers in German as The…View More Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” now in German.
The Arabic editions of two titles by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie were presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 7, 2018. The translation…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nonfiction titles now in Arabic.
The Arabic edition of Yaa Gyasi debut novel Homegoing was presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 4, 2018. The translation of…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.
Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky is the recipient of the Italian Bridge Book Award…View More Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Italian Bridge Book Award 2018.
“Rights in African Languages: Promoting networks and exchanges to facilitating trade” was a topic of discussion at the African pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair…View More Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Rights in African Languages. #FBF18
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Meryem Alaoui are the two African writers on the Prix Femina 2018 longlist. The Prix Femina was created in 1904, and each…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Meryem Alaoui make Prix Femina 2018 longlist.
The ArabLit Story Prize is a new award for the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. Translators must have…View More The ArabLit Story Prize open for stories in Arabic-English translation
Senegal born writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr won the French Voices Award 2017 for his novel Terre Ceinte (Earth Girdle) on February 6, 2018. Also being…View More Mohamed Mbougar Sarr wins French Voices Award 2017
Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s debut novel Nairobi Heat is set to be unveiled as a translation in French in April. His other book The Rise of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Nairobi Heat” out in French in April 2018
Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Huzama Habayeb is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017 for her novel Velvet. Naguib Mahfouz was…View More Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017
Alain Mabanckou is on the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist that has been announced today. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every year…View More Alain Mabanckou makes Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist
Travel writing the world over has been in main an genre that seems to be belong to one type of person; white, male and privileged.…View More Noo Saro-Wiwa travel book “Looking for Transwonderland” now in Italian
The Prix Laure Bataillon is an award that recognizes the best foreign work translated into French in a year. The winners of this year’s award…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Sika Fakambi win Prix Laure Bataillon