Covering the length and breadth of the African continent, here is a list of literary festivals you can attend in 2020. It is regularly updated…
Covering the length and breadth of the African continent, here is a list of literary festivals you can attend in 2020. It is regularly updated…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2020.
Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar Euphrase Kezilahabi passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Euphrase Kezilahabi was born on April 13, 1944, in Ukerewe, Tanganyika…View More Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar Euphrase Kezilahabi has passed on.
Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2019. Chukwuemeka Ike, who was born on April 28, 1931, attended Government College, Umuahia, and…View More Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike has passed on.
Kevin Mwachiro, Faith Oneya, and Saba El Lazim Elbasha are the featured writers at “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” at the Coffee Casa, Nairobi on…View More Kevin Mwachiro, Faith Oneya, Saba El Lazim Elbasha for “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” on January 16.
Minna Salami debut publication Sensuous Knowledge, published by Zed Books and HarperCollins US, is set to make its official debut on March 15, 2020. Minna…View More Minna Salami essay collection “Sensuous Knowledge” out on March 15.
Here are six opportunities for those who have work and are considering to submit either poetry, prose or other art in 2020. Shoreline of Infinity…View More Six opportunities for writers and poets in 2020.
Margaret Busby and Lemn Sissay were announced as judges of the Booker Prize 2020 on January 6, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction, founded in…View More Margaret Busby, Lemn Sissay are Booker Prize 2020 judges.
Molara Wood was appointed Chief Editor at Ouida Books, One Read Africa on January 8, 2019. Ouida Books is a publishing house based in Lagos,…View More Molara Wood appointed Chief Editor at Ouida Books, One Read Africa.
Yarri Kamara was announced as a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2020 recipient on December 23, 2019. The PEN/Heim Translation Fund awards grants to promote the…View More Yarri Kamara receives PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2020.
We present to you the outstanding personalities, books and events for the past year in our annual JamesMurua.com Outstanding African Literary Awards 2019. In 2016,…View More JamesMurua.com Outstanding African literary awards 2019.
Kearoma Mosata was announced the winner of the Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019 in Maun, Botswana on December 30, 2019. The Poetavango Award for…View More Kearoma Mosata wins Botswana’s Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was awarded the Catalonia International Prize given by the Catalan government on December 20, 2019. The Catalonia International Prize is given annually,…View More Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o awarded the Catalonia International Prize 2019.
Joe Khamisi’s latest book The Bribery Syndrome: How Multinational Corporations Collude with Dictators to Raid Africa’s Natural Resources was published on Amazon on December 12,…View More Joe Khamisi’s latest book “The Bribery Syndrome” now available on Amazon.
There are nine Africans from five countries on the longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 announced on December 17, 2019. The International…View More Nine Africans on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 longlist.
The shortlist for the Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019 was announced in Maun, Botswana on December 16, 2019. The Poetavango Award for Short Fiction…View More Botswana’s Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019 shortlist announced