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.
Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is an award-winning South African writer, poet and academic and performance artist who performs her work nationally and internationally. De Villiers will be the featured writer
Commonwealth Writers is an organisation that aims to unearth, develop and promote the best writing from across the Commonwealth. That’s the countries that used to be under British rule when
Zambian Dambisa Moyo became famous when she wrote Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa, a book arguing that aid harmed Africa
The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 shortlist has just been announced and two Africans have made the cut from the initial longlist. They are Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Americanah
Shafinaaz Hassim is a South African author, poet and sociologist. Her works include “Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective” (2007) and “Memoirs For Kimya” (2009).