Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Zinzi Clemmons, and Omar El Akkad are the three Africans on the Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist announced on November 19, 2018.…
The New African Commentary journal is set to make its debut under Nigerian author Okey Ndibe. The publication will be available on November 16, 2018.…View More Okey Ndibe brings you the “New African Commentary” journal.
Nkiacha Atemnkeng and Sada Malumfashi have started their Sylt Fellowship in the North of Germany. The residency runs from November 1, 2018 to January 31,…View More Nkiacha Atemnkeng, Sada Malumfashi start Sylt Fellowship 2018.
The South African Literary Awards 2018 winners were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 6, 2018. The South African Literary Awards…View More South African Literary Awards 2018 winners announced.
Wally Mongane Serote has been announced as the new South African Poet Laureate taking over a role that was previously filled by the late Keorapetse…View More Wally Mongane Serote is South African Poet Laureate.
Safia Elhillo is the poetry winner of the Arab American Book Award 2018 for her poetry collection The January Children. The Arab American Book Awards…View More Safia Elhillo’s poetry wins Arab American Book Award 2018.
The Arabic editions of two titles by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie were presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 7, 2018. The translation…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nonfiction titles now in Arabic.
Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti: Night Masquerade is up for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018. If you get a minute, please vote for our colleague. The Goodreads…View More Nnedi Okorafor’s “Binti: Night Masquerade” up for Goodreads Choice Awards 2018.
The Orange Book Award for Africa is set to make its debut in 2019. The prize, an offshoot of the Orange sponsored literary award in…View More Orange Book Award for Africa set to debut in 2019. (French only)
Chuma Nwokolo’s The Extinction of Menai is on the PublishersWeekly.com top 10 fiction books for 2018. The Nigerian author’s novel was published by Ohio University…View More Chuma Nwokolo’s “The Extinction of Menai” makes PublishersWeekly.com top 10.
The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 longlist has been announced with nine poets in the running. The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, worth US$10,000,…View More Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.
The World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo were launched at the opening ceremony of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on October 31, 2018.…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo launched.
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Mohammed Jaafar and Mansoura Ez-Eldin are on the Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced on November 1, 2018. The Kuwait based AlMultaqa Prize launched…View More Mohammed Jaafar, Mansoura Ez-Eldin on Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist.
The Arabic edition of Yaa Gyasi debut novel Homegoing was presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 4, 2018. The translation of…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o novel Matigari is set for the big screen says Nollywood filmmaker Kunle Afolayan. Ngugi wa Thiong’o is one of the giants of…View More Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s “Matigari” set for the big screen.