Awards Fiction Jamaica Rwanda

Scholastique Mukasonga on International Dublin Literary Award 2016 shortlist

Scholastique Mukasonga has made the International Dublin Literary Award 2016 shortlist. Also on that list is A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James who won the Man Booker Prize. Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile is one of the 10 shortlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed […]

Awards Fiction Morocco

Egyptian novelist Ibrahim Abdelmeguid wins Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2016

Egyptian novelist Ibrahim Abdelmeguid got one of the biggest paydays in writing as he won a Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2016. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented annually to Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life. The award worth AE750,000 […]

Events South Africa

Yewande Omotoso new novel sneak peaked

Yewande Omotoso new novel The Women Next Door has been sneak peaked on her social media channels. Yewande Omotoso has been featured a lot on this blog. Her debut novel Bom Boy which was on the shortlist of the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature was only bested by Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names. The […]