Events Nigeria

Nigeria’s Kate Ekanem to unleash debut novel at Authors Talk Lagos

Kate Ekanem is a writer who started writing at the age of five and by age eighteen, the girl child activist, had started an initiative called The Kate Tales Foundation. It advocates for girl child education, curates art exhibitions and support emerging writers development and women empowerment. Malala who? The Foundation will be hosting Authors […]

Awards Childrens literature Nigeria

Nigeria Prize For Literature 2015 Calls For Submissions

So you know that the biggest prize in African literature is the Nigeria Prize For Literature right? Well it is. The worst part for the rest of us is that only Nigerians are in the running for the prize money; a whopping US$100,000. Lucky Nigerian people. The prize gravitates around different genres of literature; prose […]


Jalada Prize for Literature 2015 Longlist announced

The Jalada Africa collective has announced the long list for its inaugural Prize for literature. This edition of the prize is offered only to the best stories published in the Afrofuture(s) anthology. The longlist includes; “Last Wave” by Ivor W. Hartmann “eNGAGEMENT” by Richard Oduor Oduku “Discovering Time Travel” By Suleiman Agbonkhianmen Buhari “For Digital […]

Book Reviews Kenya

A review of Jo Alkemade’s Belonging in Africa

Book: Belonging in Africa Author: Jo Alkemade Publisher: Lesleigh Inc Publication date: 2014 Number of pages: 256 Belonging in Africa is the debut novel by Kenyan born, USA based Jo Alkemade and it follows the exploits of Sara a young girl of Dutch parentage who is born in Kenya in the early 1960s. Based on […]


A snapshot of the Cairo Book Fair 2015

The Cairo Book Fair happened in the Egyptian capital on 28th January – 12th February. Formerly one of the biggest fairs on the continent, it wasn’t spared by the revolution that spread across North Africa and toppled leaders in 2011. Our correspondent in Cairo Lena Naassana gives us a snapshot of the fair that is […]