The French language translation of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Black Star Nairobi is almost here. Many readers of this blog are familiar with the writing of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Black Star Nairobi” French language edition imminent.
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.
Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Namwali Serpell, Ainehi Edoro-Glines and Mulenga Kapwepwe are the judges of the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2018. In October last year we…View More Meet the judges for the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2018
Sunday was the final day of the Writivism Festival 2015. The day when we would be knowing the winner of this year’s Short Story Prize…View More Writivism Festival 2015 Day 5: Languages, Afrikology and a sex panel
*Jeff Koinange voice* What a day! What a series of master classes! What a panel! What a speech by the one and only TSISTI DANGAREMBGA!…View More Writivism Day 1: Master Classes, Panel, Tsitsi and Rolex
The hype towards the Writivism Festival 2015 happening in Kampala, Uganda has been intense with good reason. We love the idea of activism to get…View More The Writivism Festival 2015 is here! (Day one is coming)
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o gave a lecture at the Kenyatta University last Wednesday afternoon to a very large audience of students, faculty and groupies. As you…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o lectures at the Kenyatta University
The short list for the Writivism Short Story Competition 2015 has been announced by Chika Unigwe the chair of the judging panel. She was helped…View More The Writivism Short Story Prize Shortlist 2015 out
The long list for the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize, selected from a record 277 entries, was announced last Friday afternoon. The panel of judges…View More The Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 Longlist
The Neustadt International Prize for Literature are international bimonthly awards sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today,. It is a first literary…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016 jury
Weep Not Child, the debut novel of celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o published in 1964, was the first book published by a Kenyan African.…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o clan to celebrate 50 years of Weep Not Child
The Writivism Festival is set to happen at Makerere University and the National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda from 16th to 22nd June 2015. It is…View More Writivism Festival 2015 set for June
Its Valentines Day on Saturday and Ankara Press have your back for the big day. They have commissioned Toni Kan, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Binyavanga Wainaina,…View More No Valentines Day plans? Ankara got you sorted
The African Literature Association (ALA) has seen the madness happening in Gaza in the Middle East and decided that enough is enough. The organisation in…View More African literature Association endorses academic boycott of Israel
Mukoma Wa Ngugi is one of the hottest young writers to come out of Africa in recent times. He celebrated his birthday with family last…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s chilled out birthday celebrations