Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile which we mentioned as being in film production is now available for readers in German as The…
Dayo Ntwari has been having a great year. The Rwandan writer with the Nigerian connection started his writing year with a shortlist on the Writivism…View More Dayo Ntwari to read at Goethe Kigali
The Nairobi International Book Fair 2015 will be hosted at the Sarit Centre from 23-27 September this year. September looks like literature month on the…View More Nairobi International Book Fair 2015 is here!
The last day of the Storymoja Festival 2015 was on Sunday. The Arboretum, like the name tells you, is a place dedicated to trees so…View More Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numero deux
The Storymoja festival was in high gear at its new venue the Nairobi Arboretum. The activities were mainly targeted at the younger Kenyan population to…View More Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numbero uno
A callout for the Writivism 2016 workshops to be held next year in five different African cities was announced at the Storymoja Festival on Friday…View More Writivism 2016 Creative Writing Workshops Callout
The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here ladies and gentlemen! The hype and the tweets and the Facebook statuses and Instagram posts and the planning has…View More The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here!
It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many…View More Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg
The Fishermen a book by Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma and published by One/Pushkin Press has made the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize 2015.…View More The fisherman makes the Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist
Lauren Beukes and Mbali Vilakazi were the big winners at this Friday’s Mbokodo Awards 2015 hosted at the Johannesburg City Hall. The Mbokodo awards are…View More Lauren Beukes and Mbali Vilakazi win South African Mbokodo Awards 2015
So the first ever Mogadishu International Book Fair happened in the Somalia capital from Aug 26-28 at the City Palace hotel. The festival stimulated the…View More Images from the Mogadishu International Book Fair 2015
We have been covering the Writers Project of Ghana this year and August was no different. The featured writer was Esther Armah who has quite…View More Images from Esther Armah’s August gig
Namwali Serpell became an instant celebrity in July this year when she was crowned Caine Prize winner. She also opted to shock and awe all…View More Namwali Serpell’s African invasion
Yvonne Adhiambo Owour is having a red letter kind of year. On the literary side her debut novel is getting accolades right left and centre…View More Kisumu global ambassador Yvonne Adhiambo Owour for Open Book
The Kenya Publishers Association has announced its shortlists for this years edition for the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. The prize, which is handed out…View More Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015 shortlists announced
The Mbokodo Awards are presented annually to recognise women in the arts, highlighting the contribution by women in the ongoing development of the arts in…View More Poets, novelists for South African Mbokodo Awards