In the return of our “Throwback Thursday” segment, we feature legendary late Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera. Dambudzo Marechera was a Zimbabwean novelist, short story writer,…
In the return of our “Throwback Thursday” segment, we feature legendary late Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera. Dambudzo Marechera was a Zimbabwean novelist, short story writer,…View More Throwback Thursday: Zimbabwean author and poet Dambudzo Marechera.
The Membrane: African Literatures Festival 2019 was hosted in Stuttgart, Germany from May 23-26, 2019. The Membrane: African Literatures Festival was a four-day international literature…View More A snapshot of the “Membrane: African Literatures Festival 2019” in Stuttgart, Germany.
The “Not Another Book Podcast” announced the end of their run as a podcast on August 13, 2019. Fortunately, we have the “Books & Rhymes”…View More Exit “Not Another Book Podcast.” Enter the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast.
The AfriCAN Author Awards 2019 winners were announced in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 31, 2019. AfriCAN Child Your Time Is Now was established by…View More AfriCAN Author Awards 2019 announced in Johannesburg, South Africa.
EC Osondu has been announced as the winner of the BOA Short Story Fiction Prize 2019 today, August 20, 2019, for his short story Alien…View More EC Osondu is US’s BOA Short Story Fiction Prize 2019 winner.
Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra Of Minorities is a finalist at the Digital Book World 2019 Awards announced on August 13, 2019. Digital Book World is…View More Chigozie Obioma is US Digital Book World 2019 Awards Finalist.
Isha Sesay’s first book Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram was published by Harper Collins…View More Isha Sesay’s “Beneath the Tamarind Tree” focuses on the Chibok Girls.
Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body is on the shortlist for the St Francis College Literary Prize 2019 announced on August 15, 2019. The St Francis…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga on US St. Francis College Literary Prize 2019 shortlist.
Resoketswe Manenzhe and Frances Ogamba are the winners of the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 announced in Kampala,…View More Resoketswe Manenzhe, Frances Ogamba win Writivism awards in Kampala, Uganda.
The K & L Prize for African Literature 2020 has made a call for short story entries from young African writers on the theme, Africanfuturism.…View More K & L Prize for African Literature 2020 makes calls for short story entries (young writers).
Scholastique Mukasonga’s The Barefoot Woman was translated into Spanish in 2018. Scholastique Mukasonga is a Rwandan author of the novels Notre-Dame du Nil (2012) (English…View More Scholastique Mukasonga’s “The barefoot woman” available in Spanish.
On August 8, 2019, Narrative Landscape Press announced an illustrator competition where the winner pockets N100,000. Narrative Landscape Press, founded by Eghosa Imasuen and Anwuli…View More Narrative Landscape Press announces a new illustrator competition (Nigerian women only).
New Daughters of Africa, the seminal anthology edited by Margaret Busby, launched in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 4, 2019. New Daughters of Africa, edited…View More “New Daughters of Africa” launches in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cape Town’s Open Book Festival 2019, which happens from September 4-8 this year, announced its featured guests on August 1, 2019. The Open Book Festival,…View More Cape Town’s Open Book Festival 2019 announces this year’s guests.
Tade Thompson’s The Rosewater Insurrection, the second in the Wormwood Trilogy series, became available to the reading public on March 12, 2019. On July 17,…View More Tade Thompson’s “The Rosewater Insurrection” came out on March 12.