Egypt Festivals

Alexandrina International Book Fair 2016 looking back

The Alexandrina International Book Fair 2016 was hosted in Egyptian town of Alexandria for ten days from March 21st to April 3rd 2016. The festival which first run in 2002 was hosted in cooperation with the Egyptian Publishers Association. In parallel with the Book Fair, the organising committee and the Egyptian Publishers Association hosted a […]

Events Kenya Nigeria South Africa

African literary deliciousness in Nairobi, Joburg tonight

It’s all happening in Nairobi and Johannesburg as writers converge on their big towns for African literary deliciousness. Last night Niq Mhlongo unleashed his latest literary gem a short story collection called Affluenza to the world with a launch at Sakhumzi’s Restaurant on Vilakazi Street. We are hearing good things. If you know anyone who […]

Angola Awards Fiction

José Eduardo Agualusa on Man Booker International 2016 shortlist

Angola’s José Eduardo Agualusa is one of the six writers on the just-announced  Man Booker International 2016 shortlist. Agualusa who is the first Angolan to make the list is there for his book A General Theory of Oblivion which was translated from the Portuguese to English by Daniel Hahn. The Man Booker International Prize is […]