New Books Nonfiction South Africa

Lerato Mogoatlhe travel memoir “Vagabond” out in September 2018.

Lerato Mogoatlhe’s travel memoir Vagabond is set to hit your bookshelves in September 2018. The book is published by Blackbird Books. Lerato Mogoatlhe is a journalist who has worked for many years at publications like Sunday Times, City Press, DRUM, True Love and Cosmopolitan, Mail & Guardian, Marie Claire, Hercules Spain and Sunday Independent.  Something […]

Awards Fiction

Short Story Day Africa 2018 submissions now open.

Short Story Day Africa 2018 submissions have been called out with the general theme for the submissions sought being “Hotel Africa.” Short Story Day Africa is one of the more well-known literary prizes on the African continent today. Coming out of a South African base, the prize recognises short story writers from all over the […]

Anthologies Zimbabwe

Tendai R Mwanaka call out for Zimbolicious Anthology Volume 3 (Zimbabwe only).

A call for submissions for the Zimbolicious Anthology, Volume 3: An Anthology of Zimbabwean Literature and Arts has been made by Tendai R Mwanaka. Your deadline is July 31, 2018. Zimbolicious Poetry: Anthology of Zimbabwean Poetry and Zimbolicious Poetry Anthology, Volume 2, were the first in a series of anthologies edited by Tendai R Mwanaka […]

Angola Awards Botswana Kenya Mauritius Nonfiction South Africa

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018 winners announced.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018 winners were announced with a ceremony in Yantai, China on May 26. The biggest winners were South African Nompumelelo Mowebu and Motswana Ednah Rosen. The Gourmand Awardsm started in 1995 for cookbooks and wine books at Frankfurt Book Fair, are the major Food Culture event in the world. They […]

Awards Malawi Nigeria Poetry Uganda

Remi Raji, Alfred Msadala, Rehema Nanfuka are Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 judges.

The Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 judges announced on May 29, 2018 are Remi Raji, Alfred Msadala, and Rehema Nanfuka. The Babishai Poetry Prize was founded in 2009 by Ugandan Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva to shine a light on the Ugandan women poetry scene. The prize would go to Sophie Brenda Alal (2009), followed by Nakisanze Segawa […]


“Not Another Book Podcast” is coming for your favourites.

The hottest new podcast covering the African literary scene is “Not Another Book Podcast.” It features @BooksAndRhymes, @BookShyBooks, & @PostColonialChild. The African literary scene has slowly been seeping into the Podcasting space with people like Two Girls and A Pod giving opinions on what is happening. A new podcast has appeared in the last few […]