Welcome to the African Literary Podcast Episode 6. In this episode, tell give you news from the African literary scene on awards to the books…
The New York Times has unveiled their 100 notable books of 2014 and there is novel by a name readers of this blog are familiar…View More Dinaw Mengestu makes New York Times 100 notable books
Asenath Bole Odaga, one of Kenya’s most highly regarded writers and publishers, has been reported as having passed away on Monday evening after a long…View More Legendary writer/publisher Asenath Bole Odaga is dead
Getting to read Africans is getting easier and easier with spaces like Amazon and more publishers than ever getting into the fiction space in the…View More Meet African writers on the Palm Print’s The Living Room
Book: Tomorrow Died Yesterday Author: Chimeka Garricks Publisher: Paperworth Books Year of publication: 2010 Number of pages: 428 Genre: Thriller Chimeka Garrick’s debt novel Tomorrow…View More A review of Chimeka Garricks Tomorrow Died Yesterday
Book: The Noses in Our Family and other short stories Author: Gilbert Muyumbu Publisher: Pangolin Publishers Year of publishers: 2014 Number of pages: 143 Genre:…View More A review of Gilbert Muyumbu’s The Noses in Our Family and other short stories
The New African magazine has published its highly regarded 100 Hundred Most Influential Africans 2014 and it has some of what the team who run…View More Top Writers in New African 100 most influential list.
The Ake Arts & Books Festival was hosted in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria from 18-22 November. The festival organised by Lola Shoneyin and her team…View More A snapshot of the Ake Festival 2014 in Nigeria
The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) has announced the winners of the 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships. The winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow…View More Morland Writing Scholars 2014 announced
You know about those books about some white woman who comes to Africa and falls in love with a savage African and moves to his…View More Jo Alkemade’s Belonging in Africa book now out (the Anti-White Masai)
The Story Club is an initiative started by Malawian writer Shadreck Chikoti and launched in Lilongwe, Malawi in December 2013. The Club has organised several…View More Images from the ‘Imagine Africa 500’ workshop in Malawi
Oduor Jagero is a Kenyan writer who has written a book called True Citizen. The book which he describes as a “satirical thriller” is less…View More Oduor Jagero Launches in Kampala, Uganda
The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and…View More Noviolet, Chimamanda and Aminatta for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
With the action having wrapped up in Nigeria with the Ake Festival the literary festival next on our sights has to be LitFest Harare from…View More LitFest Harare debuts in Zimbabwe.
The Prix Laure Bataillon is an award that recognizes the best foreign work translated into French in a year. The winners of this year’s award…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Sika Fakambi win Prix Laure Bataillon
The Creatives Academy is one of the coolest events for the Kenyan creative in 2014. The academy had students of Daystar University get to meet…View More Daystar Creatives Academy 2015 is coming