Ten poets from across Africa feature on the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced on March 25, 2019. The Brunel International African Poetry…
The six finalists for the Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 were announced on March 7, 2019. In November 2018, a new literary prize called…View More Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 finalists announced.
Nigerian writer and academic Pius Adesanmi passed away on the Ethiopian Airways flight 302 crash on March 10, 2019. Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian professor,…View More Pius Adesanmi passes on in Ethiopian Airways crash.
Cote D’Ivoire novelist, playwright, and poet Bernard Dadié passed away on March 9, 2019. Bernard Dadié was a prolific writer whose work was in several…View More Ivorian novelist, playwright, and poet Bernard Dadié has passed on.
The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize 2018 winner is Sheilla Aisha Nelson. Ruby Yayra Goka and Elizabeth O. Johnson are the first runner up and the…View More Sheilla Aisha Nelson is Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize 2018 winner.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor launched The Dragonfly Sea at Prestige Books in Nairobi on Friday, March 1, 2019. It was the first launch of the book…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor launches “The Dragonfly Sea” in Nairobi.
A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019 that happened at the Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa, Kenya from March 1-3, 2019. The Swahilipot Hub is…View More A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019.
The ArabLit Story Prize 2019 judges Nariman Youssef, Jana Elhassan, and Adam Talib were unveiled on March 1, 2019. In 2018, our friends at Arablit.com…View More ArabLit Story Prize 2019 judges unveiled.
The festival theme of “Celebrating heroes” was on show at the final session of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019 at the SwahiliPot Hub, Mombasa on…View More Celebrating heroes at the Swahili Literary Festival 2019.
The longlist for Short Story Day Africa 2018 has been announced. Short Story Day Africa is a prize that recognises African short story writers while…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 longlist announced.
The Swahili Literary Festival 2019 opened at the Swahilipot Hub, Mombasa on March 1, 2019. The opening ceremony highlight was the keynote address by Prof…View More Swahili Literary Festival 2019 opens with Prof Rocha Chimera keynote.
The wRite associates who organise South African Literary Awards 2019, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, have made a call for submissions.…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 make a call for submissions.
The writers who will feature in the AfroYoungAdult Anthology project by Goethe Institut were announced on March 1, 2019. In September 2018, the Goethe-Institut invited…View More Goethe Institut’s AfroYoungAdult Anthology writers announced.
Oyinkan Braithwaite and Akwaeke Emezi have made the longlist of the UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 announced on March 4, 2019. The Women’s Prize…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite, Akwaeke Emezi make UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 longlist.
Peter Kimani took part in the Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Kenyan-German Author Exchange alongside Andreas Baum at this past week. Every so often the Goethe-Institute in Nairobi…View More Peter Kimani takes part in Kenyan-German Author Exchange.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 winner for her book House of Stone. The announcement was made in London, UK…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 winner.