Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Okwiri Oduor are the featured guests at the Literary Crossroads at the Goethe Nairobi on Thursday June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that brings
The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 opens its entries for entries on June 30. The entry period ends on Tuesday October 31st. The Miles Morland Foundation based out of London,
Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion. The Dublin International Literary Award, worth €100,000
The Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2017 will be hosted in Harare from August 2-5. This year the theme of the festival is “Making the Book Pay!” The Zimbabwe International Book
Lola Shoneyin rocked Nairobi, also known as the Green City in the Sun, with events at the Goethe Institut and Prestige Books on June 15 and 16, 2017. The Goethe
Leila Aboulela will be the headline guest at the inaugural Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to be held from July 5-8, 2017. The festival is run in collaboration with the
The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist has been announced. Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction was born last year as a prize for
Twenty African writers have made the cut for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced earlier today. The Writivism Short Story Prize celebrates writers from the African continent of
Lola Shoneyin and Maimouna Jallow are the featured guests for Goethe Nairobi series, Artistic Encounters. They will be at the Maendeleo House on June 15, 2017. Artists Encounteric, a collaboration
The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English has announced their shortlist for the year. The list includes names like Bongani Madondo, Yewande Omotoso, and Nthikeng Mohlele.
The Babishai Poetry Festival 2017, the third for the organisers, is set for Uganda in August 4-6. The Babishai Poetry Festival was first hosted in Kampala in 2015. That festival
Black Letter Media have announced the judges for their The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! competition. They are Kgauhelo Dube, Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire and Sabata-mpho Mokae.
Enkare Review opens submissions for its next edition on Thursday June 1, 2017. Enkare Review came to the African literary scene with a bang. The literary publication coming out Nairobi
Short Story Day, Goethe Institut have announced participants to take part in ID Flow Workshop across the continent. The workshops will be facilitated by Efemia Chela, Rachel Zadok, Agazit Guramayle,
Mozambique’s Festival Literatas 2017, the third edition of the literary festival, will be running from October 6-8, 2017. The festival will happen in Matola Municipal Auditorium under the motto “Think