Zukiswa Wanner, Panashe Chigumadzi and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be in discussions about their work in Abuja and Johannesburg today. It’s a Super Thursday as far as we are concerned
DR Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Angola’s José Eduardo Agualusa made the Man Booker International Prize longlist that was announced today. The longlisted two join the last 13 books of
Kinyanjui Kombani is one of Kenya’s more well-known writers in town in recent times with his two novels The Last Villains of Molo (our review) and Den of Inequities. He
The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is a poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is open to African poets
It seems quite appropriate that the longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction would be announced today on International Women’s Day. The longlist for the prize now in its
Saraba one of the pioneer magazines where the literary game online is concerned founded by Dami Ajayi and Emmanuel Iduma is celebrating its seventh year. To celebrate this, our friends
There were no Africans in the Windham Campbell Prize selections that were announced earlier in the month. Sob. So every year, we all eagerly look through our emails hoping to
The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction is an annual award for non-fiction by emerging African writers resident in Ghana administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE).
The Abena Korantemaa Writivism Prize for Oral History is an annual award for Oral History by emerging African writers and storytellers resident in Ghana administered by the Center for African
Praxis Magazine for arts and literature is a Nigerian based publication which showcases cutting edge arts, literature, podcasts and performance poetry from established and emerging writers, artists and poets. I
The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation have announced a call out for its prizes for 2016. In previous years, the foundation had the Babishai Poetry Award which has been running since
Book: Sweet Medicine Author: Panashe Chigumadzi Publisher: Blackbird Books Publication Date: 2015 Number of pages: 201 Genre: Fiction Sweet Medicine, debut novel of Zimbabwean-born South Africa resident Panashe Chigumadzi, is
Writers Project of Ghana is one of the most exciting projects where live events in African literature are concerned. The organisation hosts a reading of a writer once a month
Short Story Day Africa have just announced the theme for their 2016 anthology; Migrations. Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all
The Casablanca International Publishing and Book Fair 2016 better known in French as the Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre (SIEL) happened from 12-22 February in Morocco’s capital city.