The Syncity NG anniversary anthology and prize winners were announced on July 17, 2019. Syncity NG was founded by Nigerian writer Cynthia Osuchukwu as a…
The Syncity NG anniversary anthology and prize winners were announced on July 17, 2019. Syncity NG was founded by Nigerian writer Cynthia Osuchukwu as a…View More Syncity NG anniversary anthology and prize winners announced.
Tade Thompson was announced the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 for his novel Rosewater on July 17, 2019. The Arthur C. Clarke…View More Tade Thompson is UK’s Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 winner.
Namwali Serpell did a series of events to promote her debut novel The Old Drift in Lusaka, Zambia from June 12-15, 2019. Namwali Serpell’s debut…View More Namwali Serpell’s tour of “The Old Drift” in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sent condolences to the family and friends of their delegate Hodan Nalayeh who died in a terrorist attack on July…View More Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sends condolences for Hodan Nalayeh.
The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 was hosted in the Somali city of Kismayo from July 5-7, 2019. The festival theme was “empowering creativity.” The Kismayo…View More A snapshot of the Kismayo Book Fair 2019.
Bassey Ikpi’s essay collection I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying, published by Harper Collins, is out on August 20, 2019. Bassey Ikpi is a…View More Bassey Ikpi’s “I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying” out on August 20.
Marie NDiaye’s newest novel The Cheffe, published by Penguin Random House, makes its appearance on the African literary scene on October 29, 2019. Marie NDiaye…View More Marie NDiaye’s new novel “The Cheffe” out in October.
The Death of An Idea: Malawi Writing Today II launched in the Malawi cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe on June 30 and July 9, 2019.…View More “The Death of An Idea: Malawi Writing Today II” launches in Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Alone and other Zambian Stories, a new anthology of short stories by Zambian writers, was launched at Grey Matter Zambia, Lusaka on July 6, 2019.…View More “Alone and other Zambian Stories” launches in Lusaka, Zambia.
Keletso Mopai’s short story collection If You Keep Digging was published by Blackbird Books on June 1, 2019. Keletso Mopai first came to our attention…View More Keletso Mopai’s “If You Keep Digging” available for your reading pleasure.
The second issue of Agbowó, themed on “Limits,” is set to make its appearance on the African literary scene on July 22, 2019. In 2015,…View More Agbowó’s second issue, themed on “Limits,” out on July 22.
Raising A Sun, the debut poetry collection of Nairobi-based poet Mufasa, launched at the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi on June 29, 2019. The Kenyan poetry scene…View More Mufasa’s poetry collection “Raising A Sun” launches in Nairobi.
We give you eight books by African authors that have been translated into several languages in 2019. Translation is a very important aspect of writing…View More Eight books by African authors that have been translated in 2019.
Blackbird Books are seeking out young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers for a new writer’s residency in Pretoria, South Africa. Blackbird…View More Blackbird Books new residency seeks young black womxn writers.
Afrolution 2019, a festival with a literary focus, was hosted in venues in Berlin, Germany from June 13-16, 2019. The festival theme was “Pan Africanism…View More A snapshot of Afrolution 2019 in Berlin, Germany.