New publishing outfit Accord Literary is looking for submissions of children’s fiction from African writers. Accord Literary is a partnership formed by Deborah Ahenkorah and…
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is an international annual award aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story, and…View More Rotimi Babatunde makes Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 longlist
You know how you run a blog and you start getting worried that its starting to look like you are running a shrine to a…View More Lauren Beukes writes Wonder Woman!
Author Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African with four books to her credit. The first two of her books Shark’s Egg (2001) and The Rock…View More Henrietta Rose-Innes on winning the Francoise Sommer Literary Prize
We all know the benefits of the Caine Prize to you as an African writer. The people who have been short listed and who have…View More Caine Prize 2015 deadline is Saturday 31st January
Storymoja Publishers is most famous for the annual literary festival that they host in Nairobi, Kenya. They are also the people behind several titles. They…View More Storymoja for World Record reading attempt. Again
Dinachi Onuzo is Nigerian musician who was born in Lagos but is now based in London, England. The musician plays a blend of jazz, folk,…View More Chibundu Onuzo joins sister in Nigerian election song.
The big story in Kenya right now is the #NgiluSinghJokes that have been trending on the Kenyan twitter. The jokes as a back story started…View More Kenyan author Nganga Mbugua predicted #NgiluSingh jokes
Kenyan writer Ciku Kimeria is one of the new novelists to watch in the continent. Her weirdly titled novel “Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges” is…View More Ciku Kimeria for Ghanaian launch
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is probably one of my favourite writers to come to the African literature scene in the last decade or so. The Kenyan…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor dazzles at TEDxEuston
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…View More Lauren Beukes novel Broken Monsters to be a TV drama
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…View More Chris Abani makes Edgar Awards 2015 shortlist
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…View More African literary festivals you can attend in 2015
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…View More North Africans pepper International Prize for Arabic Fiction longlist
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.…View More Why TIA’s ‘We need new stories’ is a pile of unmentionable
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…View More Helen Oyeyemi joins Canada’s Giller Prize jury 2015