Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda were the starring attractions at the latest edition of Goethe-Institut hosted Artistic Encounters. The event which was moderated by Zukiswa…
Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s debut novel Nairobi Heat is set to be unveiled as a translation in French in April. His other book The Rise of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Nairobi Heat” out in French in April 2018
The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017 was hosted in Abeokuta, Nigera from November 14-17, 2017. The Book Buzz Foundation, the festival organisers, have posted…View More Book Buzz Foundation posts up Ake Festival 2017 interviews
Nigerian Ayobami Adebayo and Zambian Kayo Chingonyi have been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018. Adebayo is on the list for her novel Stay…View More Ayobami Adebayo, Kayo Chingonyi longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018
Eight African writers are in the running with seven books on cooking published in Africa at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018. They are Yemisi…View More Seven African books shortlisted for The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018
Michela Wrong has stepped down as the literary director of the Miles Morland Foundation, a position she has held since 2014. Michela Wrong is a…View More Michela Wrong steps downs as Miles Morland Foundation literary director
The cover for Zukiswa Wanner’s new book Hardly Working published by Black Letter Media, the South African’s first entry into the travel/memoir genre, has been…View More Exclusive: Cover for new Zukiswa Wanner book “Hardly Working” Unveiled
The 9mobile Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist has been announced and the three writers in the running for Africa’s richest prize for a debut novel…View More Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Marcus Low make 9mobile Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist
The Casablanca International Book Fair 2018 is set be hosted in the Moroccan capital from February 8-18, 2018. This year the guest of honour country…View More Casablanca International Book Fair 2018 set for February
Writer and activist Sisonke Msimang was the host of a unique storytelling performance dubbed “Stories of Women and Girls: The Moth in Nairobi” at the…View More Sisonke Msimang hosts unique storytelling performance in Nairobi
The Abantu Book Festival 2018 is set happen in Soweto, South Africa from December 6-9 for the third year running. Just like in the previous…View More Abantu Book Festival 2018 announces December dates
Tjawangwa Dema is the winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2018 is for her collection, The Careless Seamstress. Dema will receive…View More Tjawangwa Dema wins Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2018
Players for South African premier league squad Orlando Pirates are set to join Zukiswa Wanner at a public reading to children on World Read Aloud…View More Orlando Pirates Players join Zukiswa Wanner at World Read Aloud Day?
Chuma Nwokolo gave a lecture “Superstate Africa: Kenya, Somaliland, and the Ghost of Biafra Past” at the Rift Valley Institute on September 28, 2017 as…View More Long Read: Chuma Nwokolo – Superstate Africa: Kenya, Somaliland, and the Ghost of Biafra Past.
Festival headliner Linton Kwesi Johnson gave the keynote address of Mboka Festival 2018 at the Gambia College on January 17, 2018 with the topic, “African…View More Linton Kwesi Johnson delivers Mboka Festival 2018 keynote address
Egyptian high-profile novelist, journalist, and scenarist Sabri Moussa passed away after a battle with disease، at the age of 89 on January 18, 2018. Sabri…View More Egyptian Novelist Sabri Moussa has passed on