Helon Habila’s Travellers and Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval are on the shortlists for the James Tait Black Memorial…View More Helon Habila, Saidiya Hartman on James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020 shortlists.
The finalists for the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2019 were announced on May 7, 2020. The Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires (Grand Prix of…View More Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2019 finalists announced.
Helon Habila’s newest novel Travellers, published by Penguin, will be available starting June 6, 2019. Helon Habila first came to continental fame when he won…View More Helon Habila’s “Travellers” for June 6 debut.
The Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up was announced on the event’s social media platforms on October 23, 2018. The festival now in its…View More Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up unveiled.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Jowhor Ile is the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016. There was a buzz at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria when…View More Jowhor Ile wins the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be the headline guest at this year’s edition of Ake Festival 2016. Ngugi, who will sit in conversation with Okey Ndibe…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016
There were no Africans in the Windham Campbell Prize selections that were announced earlier in the month. Sob. So every year, we all eagerly look…View More No Africans for Windham Campbell Prize in 2016
Gillian Slovo and Helon Habila are two of those who will be judging the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016. In September, I mentioned that the…View More Gillian Slovo and Helon Habila to judge Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016
It official. Ugandan writer and poet Mildred Barya has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award. The residency…View More Mildred Barya wins Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award 2015
A new academic book, Novels from Botswana written in English from 1930 to 2006, was launched at the University of Botswana Bookstore in Gaberone, Botswana…View More Novels of Botswana in English launches in Gaberone; Lauri Kubuitsile in Sweden
We have a winner or rather a list of winners for the Winham Campbell Prize 2015. And just like last year when Aminatta Forna was…View More Teju Cole, Helon Habila, and Ivan Vladislavić get paid! #WindamCampellPrize2015
Cordite books is a new, publishing company for genre fiction based in Lagos, Nigeria jointly owned by Parrésia Publishers and Award winning writer Helon Habila.…View More Zimbabwe’s Blessing Musariri wins Crime Fiction Contest
We have a winner. The winner of the inaugural Kwani? Manuscript Prize is Ugandan Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi for her novel The Kintu Saga. The writer…View More Uganda’s Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins Kwani? Manuscript Prize