The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2017 have been announced today. A large part of the African writing community
Okey Ndibe, the writer of some of the most highly regarded books by an African in the last twenty years, is currently on a six city Nigerian book tour. Okey
South African movie Inxeba known internationally as The Wound, which makes its African debut today was written by amongst others… Thando Mgqolozana. Thando Mgqolozana is many things to many people.
Nnedi Okorafor‘s Who Fears Death is set to be adapted for the small screen on US TV network HBO. Who Fears Death is a novel with science fiction and fantasy
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017. Le Grand Prix
The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2018 has announced its new judges as it made calls for entries for the new edition. On May 20, the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2017
The Rutanang Book Fair 2017, the second edition of the South African festival, was hosted from May 2-4. This year the events would happen virtually. The Rutanang Book Fair 2016
The Farafina Trust Workshop 2017 will not be happening its founder Chimamanda Adichie has said in a statement. This happened after its main sponsor Nigerian Breweries abruptly withdrew its patronage.
Sudan’s Bushra al-Fadil Is the Caine Prize 2017 winner for his story The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away. The announcement was made in London, UK on July
Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017. The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, given by
The Algerian novelist and poet Dihia Louiz (also Dihya Lwiz, whose given name was Louiza Aouzelleg) died on Friday, following an illness. The 32-year-old author, who died on the anniversary
Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga and Okwiri Odour were the featured guests at Literary Crossroads hosted at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that
Guinee’s Tierno Monénembo is the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017, the most prestigious award of the French Academy, for his body of work. The Grand Prix
Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s debut novel Tram 83 is the winner of this year’s German International Literature Prize 2017. He receives it with his translators Katharina Beyer and Lena Müller. The
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Okwiri Oduor are the featured guests at the Literary Crossroads at the Goethe Nairobi on Thursday June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that brings