Donald Molosi and Chinelo Okparanta will be making an appearance at The Mantle and Shakespeare & Co in New York, USA to read from their latest work and discuss the
The Sillerman First Book Prize has started to become one of the best prizes for African poets to show their chops in world poetry. Past winners of the prize include
There’s yet another gong for our African literary supernova folks. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been selected the best of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize
The Namibian Book Fair happened this October at the Polytechnic of Namibia and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre both of which are based in Windhoek the capital of the Southern African
This might just be for folks like me who want to get this whole poetry thing. Of for you who wants to get to up your poetry game. Babishai Niwe
Short Story Day Africa has just announced the short list for the R10 000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. Over 450 entries were received for the Prize
The facilitators who will be running the 2016 writing workshops in cities around the continent have been announced. They will be Yewande Omotoso, Edwige-Renee Dro, Richard Ali Mutu, Sitawa Namwalie
JamesMurua.com has a new look and feel to it after 599 posts and two years and three months.
This blog has been running for the last two years and something on love and passion. The project has been welcomed by many and I am happy to have played a small part in the African literary tradition.
So from 6-11 October folks from all over the place were in Kampala for the Kampala Writer’s Conference 2015. This is a conference that makes all of us realise yet
For the last three years, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has run the ANA/Yusuf Ali Reading Campaign with generous funding from Yusuf Ali SAN, an eminent Nigerian lawyer and
Celebrating 10 years of growth and exhilarating success, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) will honour over 10 South African authors at a celebratory awards ceremony to be held at
Gillian Slovo and Helon Habila are two of those who will be judging the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016. In September, I mentioned that the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016
They announced the winner for the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the winner is Jamaican novelist Marlon James for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. He has published
EXPOUND is an online magazine that aims to celebrate new literature published by Nigerian Wale Owoade who is also its managing editor. The publication aims at reengineering African Literature by
They have just announced the Nobel Prize for Literature and the winner this year is…. once again, despite unfounded rumours, most definitely NOT Ngugi. Its Svetlana Alexievich a Belarusian investigative