Welcome to the African Literary Podcast Episode 6. In this episode, tell give you news from the African literary scene on awards to the books…
Ghanaian writer, Portia Dery is the Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List. The book was illustrated by South African artist Toby Newsome. The…View More Portia Dery is Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List.
The Dylan Thomas Prize 2018 winner described as having an “original and distinctive voice” is Kayo Chingonyi. He goes home with the UK pounds 30,000…View More Kayo Chingonyi is Dylan Thomas Prize 2018 winner.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Joe Khamisi is the author of the book causing waves right now called Kenya: Looters and Grabbers, 54 Years of Corruption and Plunder by the…View More Joe Khamisi’s newest book focuses on Looters and Grabbers.
Zukiswa Wanner has unveiled new covers for her novels The Madams, Behind Every Successful Man, Men of The South and London Cape Town Joburg. A…View More Zukiswa Wanner unveils new covers for four novels.
Troy Onyango, TJ Benson and Socrates Mbamalu are the latest recipients of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. They began their residency on May 2, 2018.…View More Troy Onyango, TJ Benson and Socrates Mbamalu at Ebedi International Writers Residency.
Rwanda writer Karen Bugingo launched My Name is Life with a packed audience at the Alchemist Bar, Nairobi on May 5, 2018. This her debut…View More Karen Bugingo launches “My Name is Life” in Nairobi
The Gaborone Book Festival Trust hosted a Book Night on World Book Day 2018 to celebrate the transformative power of books on April 23, 2018.…View More Gaborone Book Festival hosts World Book Day 2018 celebrations.
Jalada, the Pan African collective, is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, prose and visual art for its sixth anthology AFTER+LIFE. Jalada is a pan-African…View More Jalada seeks submissions for sixth anthology “AFTER+LIFE.”
The cover for Panashe Chigumadzi’s second publication These Bones Will Rise Again from United Kingdom based publisher Indigo Press has been revealed. In October 2017,…View More Panashe Chigumadzi’s “These Bones Will Rise Again” cover revealed
Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, and Hiwot Adilow are the joint Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 winners. The three share the 3,000 UK pounds prize money.…View More Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, Hiwot Adilow are Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 winners.
Gyara is a new literary journal for you to submit your work. The new literary space is looking for creative non-fiction, book reviews, memoirs, essays…View More Gyara Journal: Meet the editors of the continent’s newest literary space.
Protests at the South African North West Province have led to the cancellation of the Rutanang Book Fair 2018. South Africa’s North West province with…View More South African protests lead to Rutanang Book Fair 2018 cancellation.
Ugandan publisher and blog Sooo Many Stories have unveiled their new BookTube channel, on YouTube, they call #MeIRead. Sooo Many Stories was started as a…View More Sooo Many Stories give us new BookTube Channel #MeIRead
Ayobami Adebayo and Lesley Nneka Arimah join 82 other artists from all over the world as MacDowell Fellows 2018. The MacDowell Colony is a US…View More Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah are MacDowell Fellows 2018