Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the fiction longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 20, 2019. The US…
Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the fiction longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 20, 2019. The US…View More Laila Lalami on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Siphiwo Mahala’s newest short story collection Red Apple Dreams is out on the first week of October 2019. Siphiwo Mahala introduced himself to the African…View More Siphiwo Mahala’s “Red Apple Dreams” out in October 2019.
Poets to take part in Poetry Africa 2019 in Durban, South Africa from October 7 – 12, 2019, were announced on September 18, 2019. Poetry…View More Participating poets for Poetry Africa 2019 announced.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel The Barefoot Woman is on the longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 17, 2019. The US National…View More Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the shortlist in the Fiction category of the Kirkus Prize 2019 announced on September 17, 2018. Kirkus…View More Laila Lalami makes US Kirkus Prize 2019 shortlist.
Ibadan: The Literary Festival 2019 happened at the Wole Soyinka Art Theatre in the Nigerian city of Ibadan on August 24, 2019. Ibadan is famous…View More A snapshot of Ibadan: The Literary Festival 2019.
Gerry Sikazwe’s poetry collection Words That Matter was published by Mwanaka Media and Publishing on March 31, 2019. Gerry Sikazwe is a poet whose work…View More Gerry Sikazwe’s poetry collection “Words That Matter” out now.
Akwaeke Emezi’s novel Pet is on the longlist for the National Book Awards 2019 in the Young People’s Literature category announced on September 16, 2019.…View More Akwaeke Emezi on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Andrew Maina launched three new books at the Cascade Premier Restaurant in Thika, Kenya on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Andrew Maina launched three books starting…View More Andrew Maina launches three books in Thika, Kenya.
We share six opportunities for writers to showcase their work and learn across the continent. It’s a good time in the African literary scene with…View More Callouts: Jalada, Arablit Quarterly, Colour Culture Arts, Rari Poetry, Commonwealth, Myaambo.
The shortlist for the ArabLit Story Prize 2019 was announced on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The ArabLit Story Prize is an award celebrating the best…View More ArabLit Story Prize 2019 shortlist unveiled.
Noor Naga was announced the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2019 winner for her manuscript American Girl and Boy from Shobrakheit on September 12, 2019. US-based…View More Noor Naga is the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2019 winner.
Irenosen Okojie’s newest short story collection Nudibranch makes its debut out on November 7, 2019. Irenosen Okojie’s writing has featured in The New York Times,…View More Irenosen Okojie’s “Nudibranch” out on November 7.
Batsirai Chigama, Shadreck Chikoti, Soukaina Habiballah, Tade Ipadeola, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Samuel Menghesteab, Martha Mukaiwa, and Yamkela Tywakadi are the African writers to take part in…View More Meet the African writers for the Iowa International Writing Program 2019.
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry 2020 is seeking poetry manuscripts starting September 15, 2019. The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry…View More Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2020 to start receiving manuscripts on September 15th.