Events Ghana South Africa

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers for Ghana Voices Series in April

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is an award-winning South African writer, poet and academic and performance artist who performs her work nationally and internationally. De Villiers will be the featured writer on this month’s Ghana Voices Series at the Goethe Institut in Accra, Ghana. The Ghana Voices Series is a series of public reading event that […]

Anthologies Nonfiction

Commonwealth writers seek non-fiction from Africa

Commonwealth Writers is an organisation that aims to unearth, develop and promote the best writing from across the Commonwealth. That’s the countries that used to be under British rule when they were the imminent power in the twentieth century. And Rwanda. And not Zimbabwe. Commonwealth Writers (CW) are the good folks who are behind the […]

Nonfiction Zambia

Zambia’s Dambisa Moyo joins FT/McKinsey book prize judges

Zambian Dambisa Moyo became famous when she wrote Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa, a book arguing that aid harmed Africa and that it should be phased out. Since then she has written two more books; How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly […]

Awards Fiction Morocco Nigeria

Two Africans make IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 shortlist

The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 shortlist has just been announced and two Africans have made the cut from the initial longlist. They are Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Americanah and Moroccan Mahi Binebine for Horses of God. Binebine’s book was originally written in French but translated to English by Lulu Norman. The IMPAC Dublin […]