Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys was announced the winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020 earlier today, July 9, 2020. The Orwell Prizes,…View More Colson Whitehead wins Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020.
Kalynn Bayron’s Young Adult offering Cinderella is Dead, from Bloomsbury YA, was published on July 7, 2020. This blogger was first introduced to Kalynn Bayron…View More Kalynn Bayron’s Young Adult novel “Cinderella is Dead” published on July 7.
The Juneteenth Book Festival, organised by author L.L. McKinney and book publicist Saraciea Fennell, happened this past June 19, 2020. Its aim was to shine…View More A snapshot of the Juneteenth Book Festival 2020.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards 2020 were announced in Philadelphia, USA, on June 27, 2020. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually…View More Coretta Scott King Book Awards 2020 announced.
Hannibal Tabu wrapped up day one of Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from Los Angeles, USA on June 29, 2020. He was hosted by…View More Hannibal Tabu wraps up day one at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
Nisi Shawl, K. Tempest Bradford, and Marlon James were among the winners of the Locus Awards 2020 announced on June 27, 2020. The Locus Awards…View More Nisi Shawl, K. Tempest Bradford, and Marlon James are Locus Awards 2020 winners.
Colson Whitehead and Bernardine Evaristo are on the shortlist of the Orwell Prize 2020 announced on June 25, 2019. The Orwell Prizes, named in honour…View More Colson Whitehead, Bernardine Evaristo on Orwell Prize 2020 shortlist.
Helon Habila’s Travellers and Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval are on the shortlists for the James Tait Black Memorial…View More Helon Habila, Saidiya Hartman on James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020 shortlists.
Fiyah, Libretto, and Lolwe are three literary magazines by African/Black publishers currently available for your reading pleasure. A literary magazine is a periodical that publishes…View More Fiyah, Libretto, and Lolwe: A tale of three literary magazines.
Namwali Serpell‘s The Old Drift is on the shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020 announced on June 18, 2020. The annual Arthur C.…View More Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift” on Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020 shortlist.
The Juneteenth Book Festival is set to happen on YouTube on June 19, 2020. On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger arrived with Union soldiers…View More Juneteenth Book Festival set to happen on June 19.
Nnedi Okorafor and Ebony Flowers are nominees for the Eisner Awards 2020 announced on June 4, 2020. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened…View More Nnedi Okorafor, Ebony Flowers are Eisner Awards 2020 nominees.
Nnedi Okorafor, Tade Thompson, Akwaeke Emezi, Tochi Onyebuchi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Marlon James are finalists in the Locus Awards 2020 announced on May 29, 2020.…View More Locus Awards 2020 finalists announced.
Tochi Onyebuchi wrapped up day one of Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Africa Day, May 25, 2020. He was hosted by Mohale Mashigo.…View More Tochi Onyebuchi wraps up the first day of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.
Colson Whitehead and Bernardine Evaristo are on the longlist of the Orwell Prize 2020 announced on May 21, 2019. The Orwell Prizes, named in honour…View More Colson Whitehead, Bernardine Evaristo on Orwell Prize 2020 longlist.