Lauren Beukes came back from the US back to Mzansi and posted the following tweet that was favourited and retweeted like crazy; G’bye America and thanks for all the fish.
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City, USA.
2014 was a great year for Africa’s literature and a slew of festivals across the continent. So with the new year still upon us I figured that for planning purposes
The International prize for Arabic fiction was set up in 2007 to address limited international availability of Arabic literature. The prize is one of the richest in writing in this
This morning I spent time reading a two part series from ThisIsAfrica.me, a website that does a lot of writing about the identity of Africans. The title of the series
The Giller Prize is Canada’s premiere fiction prize and awards the writer of the best English-language book with $100,000. Each runner-up gets $10,000. Nigerian born Helen Oyeyemi has been announced
Its taken its time but it is now here. The Jalada 02: Afrofuture(s) anthology was launched at midnight yesterday in Nairobi. It’s the third anthology of the Jalada Writers Collective
Beverley Nambozo is famous as the Ugandan who set up the BN Poetry Award. This prize which started in 2009 had humble ambitions; to celebrate and promote the poetry genre
Zukiswa Wanner is a South African author who has many books to her name. Her fiction books include The Madams, Oshun, 2006, Behind Every Successful Man, Kwela, 2008, Men of
Ciku Kimeria is a Kenyan writer who exploded onto the literature scene last year with her book “Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges.” The book has been blurbed thus; “It is
Chibundu Onuzo is a Nigerian writer with one novel to her name; The Spider King’s Daughter. If you read my review of the book you will know that I am
All eyes are now Miles Morland 2013 scholars on Percy Zvomuya, Doreen Baingana and Tony Mochama. After enjoying the prestige of being the first scholars and the attendant goodies that
Botswana writer Lauri Kubuitsile and actor Donald Molosi were the folks who started off the biggest edition of Writivism 2015 with a creative writing workshop at the National museum in
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is one of those writer types; the ones that make the rest of us mortals look like we are not serious with our lives. The man writes
In case you missed it, Monday was Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s birthday or as this toddler I know (OK, its really me), it was his “happy birthday.” Kenya’s most famous literary