Film Zimbabwe

When Tsitsi Dangarembga came to Nairobi

Zimbabwean author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga was in Nairobi for a period last week for the International Images Film Festival for Women which she founded. Dangarembga’s biggest contribution to African literature so far has been novel Nervous Conditions, which won the African section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989 and is considered one of […]

Awards Nigeria Translation

Helen Oyeyemi to judge UK’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015

Nigerian born award-winning novelist Helen Oyeyemi has joined a prestigious panel of judges for the £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015. Oyeyemi who currently lives in Prague and has five novels won the Somerset Maugham award in 2010 for her novel White is for Witching and was last year named one of Granta’s Best Young […]

Festivals Nigeria

The Lagos Arts and Book Festival starts on Monday

The 16th Lagos Arts and Book Festival will be rocking Lagos from the 10th of November in the commercial capital of Nigeria. This years events will honour Prof. Wole Soyinka @ 80; for the uninformed Prof. Wole Soyinka @ 80 is a celebration of Africa’s first Literature Nobel laureate as he turns eighty this year. […]

Book Reviews South Africa

Zukiswa Wanner reviews A Renegade Called Simphiwe by Pumla Dineo Gqola

Book: A Renegade Called Simphiwe Author: Pumla Dineo Gqola Publisher: Jacana Media Number of pages: 180 Year of Publication: 2013 Simphiwe Dana is perhaps one of the better known musicians from South Africa under 40. Often compared to musicians like Ringo Madlingozi and the late Miriam Makeba, the young artist has won many awards with […]