David Waweru is the Chairman of the Kenya Publishers Association in his term that runs from 2015-2017. The association was established in 1972 to encourage the widest possible spread of
The Abantu Festival 2016 is set to happen in a variety of venues in Soweto, South Africa from December 8 – 10th 2016. The team running what promises to be
Event: Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg Date: Saturday December 3rd, 2016 Time: 14:00–16:00hrs. Venue: Cosmos Coffee House, Highwayy Mall, Mombasa Road (opposite Nyayo Stadium). The Cosmos Coffee House
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the twenty-two names, eleven are from Nigeria, four from South Africa, two each from Somalia
Cassava republic’s Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is part of the team guest editing New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016. The New African founded in 1966 is one of the most respected
Five Africans Mia Couto, Kamel Daoud, Yasmina Khadra, Chigozie Obioma, José Eduardo Agualusa, and Alaa Al Aswany made the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist of 147. The Dublin International
It was a special time in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria as the Ake Arts and Book Festival rolled into town from 15-19th November 2016. The festival kicked off official on
The Lamu poetry residency a new one in the country featured as part of the Lamu Cultural Festival 2016. It was sponsored by Alliance Francaise and the French embassy. The
Ake Festival 2016 headliner Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was moderated by Okey Ndibe at the final book type event on November 19th. The headliner event at Ake Festival is where the
Lori-Ann Preston and Vennessa Scholtz are the winners of the seventh edition of the Golden Baobab Prize 2016 announced in Accra Ghana November 22nd 2016. The two, both South Africans,
Odafe Atogun’s debut novel Taduno’s Song launched at the Ake Festival with eminent personalities including Ngugi Wa Thiong’o attending on Friday November 18th, 2016. The book launch also doubled as
The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 longlist was announced at the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival 2016. The announcement was made by Elvis Ogiemwanye and chief judge Hellon Habila.
The ARTiculate African festival was hosted in South Africa as part of the Essence Festival in Durban from 11-13 November. The festival featured some of the leading South African writers.
The Ake Festival 2016 kicked off officially at the June 21st Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria on 17th November 2016. The fourth edition of the Ake Festival has
At the end of a four-day fun-filled “fiesta of Ideas and Life”, the 18th edition of the Lagos Book & art Festival, LABAF adjourned to next year, which would be