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.
Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys is a winner in the fiction category at the Pulitzer Prize 2020 announced today, May 4, 2020. He becomes only…View More Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize 2020 (again).
Nnedi Okorafor and Tade Thompson are finalists for the Hugo and Astounding Awards 2020 announced on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Hugo and Astounding Awards,…View More Nnedi Okorafor, Tade Thompson are Hugo and Astounding Awards 2020 Finalists.
The African Literature Association 2020 Conference has been cancelled over Coronavirus concerns. Coronavirus concerns have continued being at the centre of world activities in the…View More Coronavirus: African Literature Association 2020 Conference cancelled.
Maaza Mengiste and Namwali Serpell are finalists at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 announced on February 19, 2020. Also on the list are…View More Maaza Mengiste, Namwali Serpell are Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 finalists.
Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Akwaeke Emezi are finalists for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on October 8, 2019. The US National Book…View More Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, Akwaeke Emezi are National Book Awards 2019 finalists.