Scholastique Mukasonga’s Cockroaches is the running for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017. The book has been translated into English from the French by Jordan Stump. U.S. newspaper the
The first Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport took place in The Gambia from 7 – 17 January 2017. The guest headliner for the literary arm of events in
Helen Oyeyemi has won a PEN America Literary Award 2017. She has won the book for an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2016.
Elnathan John and Kinyanjui Kombani were the featured guests at the Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe Institut Nairobi on February 16, 2017. The event was moderated by James Murua.
The Goethe Institut funded project Reading in Unusual Spaces saw readers descend on Langata Women’s Prison in Nairobi on February 11, 2017. People read in all sorts of spaces in
Writivism has announced the 29 emerging writers who will take part in the 2017 mentoring programme. The writers come from ten African countries. Every year Writivism announces those who will
Libya’s Najwa Binshatwan and Egyptian author Mohammed Abdel Nabi are on the shortlist for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017. Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Najwa Binshatwan, Ismail Fahd Ismail, Elias Khoury,
In our continuing series Throwback Thursday where we shining a light on some of the best writers from a time gone by we focus on Assia Djebar. Assia Djebar was
The African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes: Short Stories and Poetry anthology made its Nairobi debut at the Goethe Nairobi on February 9th, 2017. The event included speeches by the trust’s Diana
Radio Sunrise, by Anietie Isong has been shortlisted for the Kingston University Big Read project. The novel is one of the six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and
The third biennial Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 will happen in Kampala, Uganda from 6th to 8th March, 2017. The festival, hosted by the African Writers Trust, will have the
Hargeysa International Book Fair’s Jama Musse Jama was hosted for an evening of Somali Literature, Culture and Heritage in Nairobi at the British Institute of East Africa on February 7th,
The Writivism Short Story Prize, an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), has made a call out for submissions. The French
In our continuing series Throwback Thursday, we cast a light on Zimbabwe author and Editor Yvonne Vera. Yvonne Vera who was born on September 19, 1964 and passed on April
Storymoja Festival 2017 seeks your artist applications for this year’s festival with its “Black Peace” theme. The festival runs from 27th September to 1st October 2017. The Storymoja Festival has