The finalists for the Hohe Awards 2019, Ethiopia’s premier literary awards, were announced on October 7, 2019. The HOHE Awards were set up in 2016…
The finalists for the Hohe Awards 2019, Ethiopia’s premier literary awards, were announced on October 7, 2019. The HOHE Awards were set up in 2016…View More Ethiopia’s Hohe Awards 2019 finalists announced.
Najwa Bin Shatwan and Sawad Hussain have been announced as the winners of the ArabLit Story Prize 2019 for The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur today…View More Najwa Bin Shatwan, Sawad Hussain are ArabLit Story Prize 2019 winners.
Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced the joint winners of the Booker Prize 2019 on October 14, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction is…View More Bernardine Evaristo, other writer are joint Booker Prize 2019 winners.
Jude Idada was announced the winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 at a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on October 11, 2019. The…View More Jude Idada is the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 winner.
Lemn Sissay received the PEN Pinter Prize 2019 at a ceremony at the British Library in London, UK on October 10, 2019. The PEN Pinter…View More Lemn Sissay receives PEN Pinter Prize 2019 in London.
The Macondo Literary Festival 2019 happened at the Kenya Cultural Centre in Nairobi from September 27-29, 2019. The festival theme was “Re-imagining Africa’s histories through…View More A snapshot of the Macondo Literary Festival 2019.
Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke have been announced as the winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019 respectively today October 10,…View More Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019.
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms is now available in German. It was translated by Susan Urban and published by Residenz. In 2015, Nigerian…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” now available in German.
Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Akwaeke Emezi are finalists for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on October 8, 2019. The US National Book…View More Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, Akwaeke Emezi are US National Book Awards 2019 finalists.
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay announced Tbilisi, Georgia as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2021 on October 7, 2019. The World Book Capital is the city…View More Tbilisi, Georgia is UNESCO World Book Capital 2021.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 has made a call out for entries today September 8, 2019. The Caine Prize is awarded annually for…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 makes call out for entries.
Masobe Books announced that Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, Michael Afenfia, TJ Benson, Othuke Ominiabohs, and Angel Patricks Amegbe are their new authors on September…View More Masobe Books signs up Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, four others.
The South African Literary Awards 2019 shortlists were announced on October 4, 2019. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced.
Novuyo Rosa Tsuma thrilled Nairobi residents as she made appearances at a series of events from September 26-29, 2019. Novuyo Rosa Tsuma is no new…View More Novelist Novuya Rosa Tshuma thrills in Nairobi city tour.
The Nairobi International Book Fair 2019 was hosted at the Sarit Centre, Nairobi from September 25-29, 2019. The Nairobi International Book Fair, organised by the…View More A snapshot of the Nairobi International Book Fair 2019.