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…
Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner for her short story Fanta Blackcurrant, published in Wasafiri (2017). The ceremony was…View More Makena Onjerika is Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner.
Efua Traoré is the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 winner for the Africa region for her short story True Happiness. The Nigerian-German writer was announced…View More Efua Traoré is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 winner.
Hawa Jande Golakai and Muthoni Wa Gichuru were the featured authors at Literary Crossroads at the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi on June 21, 2018. They were…View More Hawa Jande Golakai, Muthoni Wa Gichuru star at Literary Crossroads.
The Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2018 longlist has been announced. The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction Prize is named after…View More Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2018 longlist announced.
The Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 longlist was been announced on Tuesday, June 25, 2018. The longlist of ten features writers from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya,…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 longlist announced.
The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 winners Bongani Ngqulunga and Harry Kalmer were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 23, 2018.…View More Bongani Ngqulunga, Harry Kalmer are Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 winners.
The Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2018 is set to happen in a series of towns in Kenya from October 3-10. The Kistrech International Poetry Festival…View More Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2018 for October.
Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 winner for his story All Our Lives. Agazit Abate and Michael Yee came second…View More Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 winner.
This Mournable Body is the third in the Tsitsi Dangarembga trilogy that started off with Nervous Conditions and was followed on by The Book of…View More “This Mournable Body” completes Tsitsi Dangarembga trilogy.
Authors from all over the continent will be converging on Cape Town, South African for the Open Book Festival 2018 which happens in September 5-9,…View More Open Book Festival 2018 set for Cape Town in September.
The Uganda Book Market, a new initiative bringing together the Ugandan publishing and reading community, is rocking the Kampala literary scene. The Uganda Book Market…View More Uganda Book Market rocks Kampala literary scene.
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced that the Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2018 open on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Morland Writing Scholarships…View More Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers 2018 open on June 30.
The Ake Festival 2018 theme and dates have been announced by the organisers. The festival will be happening in Lagos, Nigeria from October 24-27, 2018.…View More Ake Festival 2018 theme and dates announced. #AkeFest18
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is one of the brightest names in African writing right now. The native of Zimbabwe who has lived in South Africa and…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s complaint about Public Slander by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire.
Sol Plaatje: A Life Of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876 – 1932 by Brian Willan is sent to launch at the Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South…View More 700 page Sol Plaatje biography to launch at Sol Plaatje University.