Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015 in a ceremony in Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa on 25th June 2016. They each
Kenyan historian Nicholas Githuku launched his new book Mau Mau Crucible: Statehood, National Identity, and Politics of Post Colonial Kenya at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi on 23rd June 2016. Nicholas
Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor teased her new book The Dragonfly Sea at the endnote address of an Oeuvre in her honour at the African Leadership Centre on Friday 10th June 2016.
The Text Book Centre Book Club made its debut at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on Saturday June 11th, 2016. Full disclosure: The person writing this blog is an
The Machakos regional bookfair 2016 was hosted at the basketball court of the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on 8-11th June 2016. While it was a great opportunity for publishers to
The popular Storymoja Festival 2016 will not be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya this year. The event will be happening in Accra, Ghana from 21-25 September instead. The Storymoja Festival started
Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is set to hold a series of literary events in Nairobi from Wednesday, June 15th – Saturday, June 18th 2016.
Poet Farouk Shousha is the winner of this year’s Egypt’s Nile Prize for Literature. Egypt’s Highest Awards in the fields of Literature, Arts and Social Sciences for the year 2016
There was a festive mood in Kampala as poet Kagayi Peter launched his debut poetry collection The Headline That Morning on 8th June 2016. The National Theatre in Kampala was
The winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 was announced and sadly for us rabid Africa watchers it went to another continent. The winner of this years “battle of
The Yaounde International Book Exhibition 2016 kicked off in Yaounde, Cameroon earlier today and will run from 2-6 June. The theme of the fair is, “The Book: Vector of Integration
The Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 were announced yesterday and they are already looking for your submissions. Only books by debutant authors from publishing houses who have published in the last
Ibadan Poetry Foundation has announced its shortlist for the Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016. Ibadan Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organisation. It is committed to inspiring, creating opportunities and
The Goethe in Nairobi has been hosting a series of events titled “Displacement & Refuge” where experts and authors speak about the pain of displacement after conflict. The first of