Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile which we mentioned as being in film production is now available for readers in German as The…
Soji Cole is Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 winner for his play Embers. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria on October…View More Soji Cole is Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 winner.
Alain Mabanckou is the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Legacy Award 2018 winner for his novel Black Moses. The announcement was made at a ceremony…View More Alain Mabanckou is Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Legacy Award 2018 winner.
Rotimi Babatunde, Gloria Mwaniga Minage, Stanely Onjezani Kenani are the judges for the new short story prize 100 Words Africa. 100wordsafrica.com is a rolling fiction-writing…View More Rotimi Babatunde, Gloria Mwaniga Minage, Stanely Onjezani Kenani judge 100 words Africa
An action packed Pa Gya! Literary festival 2018 is set to happen in Accra, Ghana from October 19-21, 2018. The Pa Gya! Literary festival first…View More Action packed Pa Gya! Literary Festival 2018 set for Accra, Ghana.
Ayodele Olofintuade’s second book Lakiriboto Chronicles is now available for your reading pleasure. The book by the Nigerian writer, journalist and feminist is published by…View More Ayodele Olofintuade’s ‘Lakiriboto Chronicles’ is really good.
The Rutanang Book Fair 2018 will be hosted at the Govan Mbeki Hall in Tlokwe, South Africa on 27 October. The event theme is “we…View More Rutanang Book Fair 2018 wraps up October in South Africa.
Sihle Khumalo’s fourth book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse is here. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We were introduced to Sihle Khumalo’s…View More Sihle Khumalo’s “Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse” is here!
Nigerian poet Dami Ajayi and Kenyan musician Makadem made magic at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi on October 11, 2018. Their event which is part of the…View More Dami Ajayi, Makadem make magic at Goethe-Institut Nairobi.
Muhammad Abdelnabi is the ArabLit Story Prize 2018 winner for his short story Our Story translated by Roger Moger. The announcement was made on October…View More Muhammad Abdelnabi is ArabLit Story Prize 2018 winner.
The Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 submissions are being sought out in a new callout by the prize organisers. Only Zambia writers are eligible for…View More Callout: Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 submissions (Zambia only).
Ugandan publishing house Sooo Many Stories has made a callout for children’s literature. The callout is only for those who come from Uganda. Sooo Many…View More Callout: Sooo Many Stories seeks your children’s literature (Uganda only)
Kenyan academic, writer, and editor Chris Wanjala has passed on. Prof Wanjala who was the chairman of the Book Development Council of Kenya died on…View More Kenyan academic and writer Chris Wanjala has passed on.
There was a very strong contingent of African delegates from the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 which took place in Germany on October 10-14. Here are…View More Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Sights from the African contingent. #FBF18
The Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020 was presented to international delegates at the Malaysian pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 on October 11,…View More Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020. #FBF18
Tsitsi Dangarembga #fbf18 was in conversation with Ilija Trojanow at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 on October 12, 2018. Their panel was called “Writing in…View More Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Tsitsi Dangarembga #fbf18.