Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda were the starring attractions at the latest edition of Goethe-Institut hosted Artistic Encounters. The event which was moderated by Zukiswa…
Biyi Bandele, Mona Eltahawy, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sisonke Msimang are the Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists,…View More Bandele, Eltahawy, Saro-Wiwa, Msimang are Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018.
Born for Greatness: Biography of Frank Leepa is the biography of South African music legend Frank Leepa. Written by Mpho A. Leepa and published by…View More Mpho A. Leepa’s biography of South African music legend Frank Leepa is coming.
Ayesha Harruna Attah is the author of the new novel The Hundred Wells of Salaga published by Cassava Republic Press. This is the writer’s second…View More Interview: Five questions with Ayesha Harruna Attah.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 shortlist has been announced. The writers in the running for one of the continents most coveted prizes are…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 shortlist announced.
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling 2018 winner. The prestigious award is given by the International Center for Journalists…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling 2018 winner.
The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists were announced at a ceremony in Parkview, Johannesburg on May 12, 2018. The Sunday Times Literary Prize is…View More The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced.
Ghanaian writer, Portia Dery is the Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List. The book was illustrated by South African artist Toby Newsome. The…View More Portia Dery is Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List.
Novelist, short story writer and academic Pede Hollist and actor Hana Kefela kicked off Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2018 on Friday May 11. The event…View More Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela kick off Goethe’s Artistic Encounters 2018.
Judge Bernard Ngoepe gave the annual Robert Sobukwe Lecture 2018 at Sol Plaatje University on May 10, 2018. Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was a prominent South…View More Long Read: Judge Bernard Ngoepe gives Robert Sobukwe Lecture 2018 at Sol Plaatje University.
The Dylan Thomas Prize 2018 winner described as having an “original and distinctive voice” is Kayo Chingonyi. He goes home with the UK pounds 30,000…View More Kayo Chingonyi is Dylan Thomas Prize 2018 winner.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Joe Khamisi is the author of the book causing waves right now called Kenya: Looters and Grabbers, 54 Years of Corruption and Plunder by the…View More Joe Khamisi’s newest book focuses on Looters and Grabbers.
Zukiswa Wanner has unveiled new covers for her novels The Madams, Behind Every Successful Man, Men of The South and London Cape Town Joburg. A…View More Zukiswa Wanner unveils new covers for four novels.
Troy Onyango, TJ Benson and Socrates Mbamalu are the latest recipients of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. They began their residency on May 2, 2018.…View More Troy Onyango, TJ Benson and Socrates Mbamalu at Ebedi International Writers Residency.
Rwanda writer Karen Bugingo launched My Name is Life with a packed audience at the Alchemist Bar, Nairobi on May 5, 2018. This her debut…View More Karen Bugingo launches “My Name is Life” in Nairobi