Djaïli Amadou Amal was announced as the Orange Book Award in Africa 2019 winner for her novel Munyal, Les Larmes De La Patience, at a…
New publishing outfit Accord Literary is looking for submissions of children’s fiction from African writers. Accord Literary is a partnership formed by Deborah Ahenkorah and…View More Submissions sought for African children’s fiction from Accord Literary
Billy Kahora’s long-awaited short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories makes its official world debut at Africa Writes Bristol on June…View More Billy Kahora’s “The Cape Cod Bicycle War” for Africa Writes Bristol debut.
Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book Sulwe will be available for kids on October 1, 2019. Lupita Nyong’o is one of the most recognisable names in…View More Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book “Sulwe” out in October.
Submissions from Nigerian writers for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 are currently being sought. The Sevhage Literary Prizes are an award from Nigerian organisations Sevhage Publishers…View More Submissions for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 sought (Nigeria only)
The Time of the Writer 2019, curated by South African author Niq Mhlongo, took place in Durban, South Africa from March 13-16, 2019. The Time…View More A snapshot of the Niq Mhlongo curated Time of the Writer 2019.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Manchester Happened is on the UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist announced on May 8, 2019. Big Book is an awards scheme…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charmed residents of Nairobi and Kigali on her Manchester Happened East African tour. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi won the Kwani Manuscript prize in…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charms Nairobi, Kigali in “Manchester Happened” tour.
Titilope Sonuga’s poetry collection This Is How We Disappear was published by Write Bloody North on April 26, 2019. Titilope Sonuga is an award-winning poet,…View More Titilope Sonuga’s “This Is How We Disappear” now available.
Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih passed on on April 30, 2019. Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih was a Libyan novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist, and diplomat. He began…View More Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih has passed on.
The African Speculative Society’s Nommo Awards 2019 shortlist was announced today May 14, 2019. The Nommo Awards were introduced in 2016 to showcase writing that…View More African Speculative Society’s Nommo Awards 2019 shortlist announced.
The Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival 2019 will be hosted at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State on July 15 to 17, 2019.…View More Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival 2019 for July.
Lauri Kubuitsile’s newest novel Deliver Us From Evil was published by Penguin on May 1, 2019. Lauri Kubuitsile is the author of books for children…View More Lauri Kubuitsile’s “Deliver Us From Evil” is here.
The shortlists for South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 were announced on May 13, 2019. Media24 is the print media arm of the South African…View More South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 shortlists announced.
Mbozi Haimbe is the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 in an announcement made today, May 8, 2019 The Commonwealth Short Story Prize…View More Mbozi Haimbe is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 winner.
Helon Habila’s newest novel Travellers, published by Penguin, will be available starting June 6, 2019. Helon Habila first came to continental fame when he won…View More Helon Habila’s “Travellers” for June 6 debut.