The Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees have been announced and feature writers and poets with African roots. They include Lesley Nneka Arimah, Peter Kimani,…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced.
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.
Yewande Omotoso and Ayobami Adebayo are on the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist that has been announced on the International Day for Women.…View More Yewande Omotoso, Ayobami Adebayo make Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist
Author Yewande Omotoso and writer Jumoke Verissimo will be the star attractions at tonight’s Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg tonight. Their topic…View More Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo star at Literary Crossroads tonight
Yewande Omotoso new novel The Women Next Door has been sneak peaked on her social media channels. Yewande Omotoso has been featured a lot on…View More Yewande Omotoso new novel sneak peaked
The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction is an annual award for non-fiction by emerging African writers resident in Ghana administered by the Center…View More The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction 2016 call out
The young writers who will be taking part in the Writivism workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry were announced on Friday afternoon at the Ake…View More Writivism Workshop 2016 participants announced at Ake Festival #AkeFest205
The facilitators who will be running the 2016 writing workshops in cities around the continent have been announced. They will be Yewande Omotoso, Edwige-Renee Dro,…View More Writivism 2016 Workshop Facilitators announced
In 1985, American artists led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie came up with a song called We Are The World to help the people…View More South African writers support their strays with new anthology
I’ve been following the Long Story Short Project where the work of African writing is brought alive with interest. The work of some of the…View More Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike’s story for Long Story Short
I’ve talked about this hot new literary event called Long Story Short which is the brainchild of Kgauhelo Dube and curated by Yewande Omotoso. The…View More Long Story Short; Chibundu Onuzo reading next
If you are an African women writer or journalist, you are free from July 27 to August 5, 2015 and came make it to Kampala,…View More The African Women’s Development Fund and Femrite have something for you ladies
South African author Niq Mhlongo is next in line for the Long Story Short project with his story Gollywood Drama being read by theatre heavy…View More Long Story Short: Niq Mhlongo next on line
There are so many events in and around the African Literature sphere in the very recent. One of the one’s which I have been tracking…View More Cynthia Jele short story to kick off Long Story Short Project
It’s all happening at the Ake Festival today. Our friends from Writivism have announced the writers who will be attending the Writivism 2015 workshops in…View More Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced