The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist has been announced. The Africa regional shortlist featured Harriet Anena, Fred Khumalo, Cheryl Ntumy, Michelle Sacks, Efua Traoré,…View More Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Ugandan publisher and blog Sooo Many Stories have unveiled their new BookTube channel, on YouTube, they call #MeIRead. Sooo Many Stories was started as a…View More Sooo Many Stories give us new BookTube Channel #MeIRead
Chinua Achebe’s work Things Fall Apart at 60 was celebrated with readings by some of the most well-known African writers working today at the South…View More Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” at 60 celebration
The Women’s Poetry Festival 2018, organised by PEN Malawi, was hosted in Blantyre from March 19-21, 2018. The festival was preceded by a workshop and…View More Women’s Poetry Festival 2018 hosted in Blantyre, Malawi
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi alongside seven other writers, is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2018. The prize worth $165,000 USD / £118,775 GBP to the…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins Windham-Campbell Prize 2018
Ugandan Roland Byagaba will curate the Writivism Festival 2018 which is set to happen in Kampala, Uganda from August 17-19. This will be the sixth…View More Roland Byagaba set to curate Writivism Festival 2018
Joel Benjamin Nevender aka Joel B Ntwantwa, one of the most respected young writers and poets from Uganda, passed away on February 11, 2018 due…View More Ugandan poet and writer Joel Benjamin Nevender has passed on
The Babishai Poetry Festival 2018, the fourth edition of the festival, is set to happen in Mbale, Uganda on August 3-6, 2018. The first edition…View More Babishai Poetry Festival 2018 for Mbale, Uganda in August
Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018
Juliane Okot Bitek is the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2017. The African Poetry Book fund, established…View More Juliane Okot Bitek wins Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2017
The Short Story Africa Prize 2017 has announced the 21 Africans making the cut for one of the continent’s most respected literary prizes. Short Story…View More Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 longlist announced
The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency
Ugandan writer Mulumba Ivan Matthias launched his two books The Honking and Rumblings of a Tree in Kampala, Uganda on August 10, 2017. Mulumba Ivan…View More Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’
The team organising The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!, a short story competition open to all Africans, has announced its longlist…View More “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2017 announces longlist