Kenyan writer and poet Peter Kimani is set to make a Nairobi splash with his novel Dance of the Jakaranda. He will be having a…
The Goethe-Institut invites aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults (YA) to submit short stories of 3000-5000 words in length…View More Goethe-Institut presents #AFROYOUNGADULT: A talent-search for Young Adult Fiction from Africa.
African Literary blog JamesMurua.com is back after a few well-earned weeks of rest. You can expect your helping of news and reviews from the African…View More JamesMurua.com returns after well needed break.
Marial Awendit is the Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 winner for his poem 38 Photographs of Depression. The South Sudan national was announced the winner at…View More Marial Awendit is the Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 winner.
The CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on August 2, 2018. The five in the running for the prize…View More CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist announced.
The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist was announced on July 26, 2018. Those in the running for the prize this year are Chidubem Iweka,…View More Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.
Panashe Chigumadzi’s These Bones Will Rise launched in Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday July 28, 2018. The Zimbabwean born writer was moderated by Memory Chirere. Panashe…View More Panashe Chigumadzi’s “These Bones Will Rise” launches in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s The Dragonfly Sea will be available for purchase on March 12, 2019. This will be the second book from the Kenyan writer…View More Exclusive: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s “The Dragonfly Sea” for March 2019.
The Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2018 Shortlist was announced on July 21, 2018. Those in the running for the prize are Chisanga Mukuka…View More Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2018 Shortlist announced.
The Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on July 21, 2018. Those in the running for the prize are Mbogo Ireri (Kenya), Mali…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced.
Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda were the starring attractions at the latest edition of Goethe-Institut hosted Artistic Encounters. The event which was moderated by Zukiswa…View More Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda rock the Goethe’s Artistic Encounters.
Writers and other publishing industry professionals are invited to apply to The African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship programme. Your deadline is July 30, 2018. The…View More Call for Applications: African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship Programme
South African author Niq Mhlongo and Kenyan actor Nick Ndeda are the feature acts at Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters on July 12, 2018. Artistic Encounters…View More Niq Mhlongo, Nick Ndeda for Goethe’s Artistic Encounters.
The Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist was announced on July 5th by judges Prof Remi Raj, Rehema Nanfuka, and Alfred Msadala. The longlist of 35,…View More Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist announced.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees have been announced and feature writers and poets with African roots. They include Lesley Nneka Arimah, Peter Kimani,…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced.
The UK’s Royal Society of Literature has selected its 40 Fellows under the age of 40 with a strong contingent of writers with African roots.…View More Africans on UK’s Royal Society of Literature Under 40 Fellows.