A few months ago I spoke about the Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, which are presented every year by the Mystery Writers
Book: Troubled but not destroyed (The autobiography of Archbishop David Gitari) Author: David Gitari Publisher: Isaac Publishing Year of publication: 2014 Number of pages: 327 Genre: Biography, autobiography David Gitari
South African Niq Mhlongo is the author of three novels Dog Eat Dog, After Tears and Way Back Home. I have read all three and the best of the lot
Nigerian born writer Yejide Kilanko’s debut novel Daughters Who Walk This Path is about a young woman called Morayo who grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy,
Teju Cole and Taiye Selasi have withdrawn from PEN USA gala at the World Voices Festival, a weeklong event that brings dozens of writers from around the globe to New
Nigerian born Lesley Nneka Arimah is the winner for the African region at the Commonwealth Prize 2015. The writer who currently lives in the US won the award for her
I mentioned a few weeks ago that there was going to be a big gig at the Goethe Institut featuring authors alongside other activities. Well on the 18th of April
Boy Interrupted the debut novel of Liberian author Saah Millimono will be launching tomorrow at The Market Place, Carey & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia tomorrow (that’s Friday 24th April ).
South African writer Songeziwe Mahlangu, author of Penumbra and the winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014 will be in Nairobi for an afternoon of readings and conversations. The event on
The Open Book literary festival which happens ever years in Cape Town, South Africa will this year happen from 9-13 September. This is one of the fastest growing festivals on
Hawa Jande Golakai and Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond are two West African writers whose books are available in Nairobi’s Bookstop Bookshop. Golakai is a Liberian writer whose debut novel The Lazarus Effect
The Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded by the Swedish Academy, is given annually to an author who, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field
JA 04: The Language Issue the fourth anthology from Jalada Africa is now in the works and you sire/madam are being asked to give your submission. This new anthology follows in
The Hargeysa International Book Fair will be happening this year in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 1-6 August and the theme is “Spaces.” The guest country will be Nigeria. The fair looks at
Book: Fine Boys Author: Eghosa Imasuen Publisher: Farafina Year of publication: 2011 Number of pages: 350 Fine Boys, published by Farafina, is the second book from Nigerian writer Eghosa Imasuen.