Ben Okri will headline Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019. The festival with the theme “Transitioning from Migration“ is in its second year. In April, African…
Tjawangwa Dema is the winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2018 is for her collection, The Careless Seamstress. Dema will receive…View More Tjawangwa Dema wins Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2018
Players for South African premier league squad Orlando Pirates are set to join Zukiswa Wanner at a public reading to children on World Read Aloud…View More Orlando Pirates Players join Zukiswa Wanner at World Read Aloud Day?
Chuma Nwokolo gave a lecture “Superstate Africa: Kenya, Somaliland, and the Ghost of Biafra Past” at the Rift Valley Institute on September 28, 2017 as…View More Long Read: Chuma Nwokolo – Superstate Africa: Kenya, Somaliland, and the Ghost of Biafra Past.
Festival headliner Linton Kwesi Johnson gave the keynote address of Mboka Festival 2018 at the Gambia College on January 17, 2018 with the topic, “African…View More Linton Kwesi Johnson delivers Mboka Festival 2018 keynote address
Egyptian high-profile novelist, journalist, and scenarist Sabri Moussa passed away after a battle with disease، at the age of 89 on January 18, 2018. Sabri…View More Egyptian Novelist Sabri Moussa has passed on
The Writivism initiative made a call out for the 2018 edition of the fiction and creative non-fiction prizes on January 17, 2018. They also announced…View More Writivism fiction and nonfiction prizes for 2018 now open
Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018
Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 is now open for submissions from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Burt Award for African Young…View More Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 open for submissions
The Village Square journal is seeking out the best in essays, cut-edge fiction and poetry, and reviews. The Village Square Journal is a literary/political magazine…View More The Village Square Journal seeks your essays, poetry, and fiction
Rwandan publishing outfit Huza Press invites submissions of short fiction and nonfiction by Rwandan writers for a new imprint created in collaboration with Kwani Trust…View More Huza Press seeks submissions from Rwandans for new imprint
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the longlist of 16 novels for the 2018 Prize on Wednesday 17 January 2018 with five Africans in…View More Five Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Longlist
Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile was given a state funeral at the Heroes Acre, West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 16, 2018. There were…View More Soyinka, Aidoo, Ngugi give tributes to Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile
The Mboka Festival 2018 hosted an evening of celebration to honour the life and achievements of Keorapetse Kgositsile, Buchi Emecheta, Dr Raphina Philott Almeida and…View More Mboka Festival 2018 gives tribute to fallen writers
The winners of the Sawiris Cultural Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony at the Main Hall of Egypt’s Cairo Opera House on January 8,…View More Sawiris Cultural Awards 2017 winners announced in Cairo, Egypt
The winners of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2017 are Tanzanians Ali Hilal Ali and Dotto Rangimoto. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize…View More Ali Hilal Ali and Dotto Rangimoto win Mabati Cornell Prize 2017