Fiction New Books South Africa

Simone Haysom’s “The Last Words of Rowan Du Preez” set to make debut.

Simone Haysom’s The Last Words of Rowan Du Preez: Murder and conspiracy on the Cape Flats is set to make its debut at the London International Development Centre on October 11, 2018. The book was supported by the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship has established itself as one of the few […]

Transition Zambia

Zambian poet and writer Luka Mwango has passed on.

Luka Mwango has passed on. The Zambian was a performance poet signed to Bittersweet Poetry Zambia, the author of Twisted and Perdition, and a novice screen-writer. Luka Mwango first came to the attention of this blog in March 2018 when he was one of the delegates to the Time of the Writer in Durban South […]

Awards Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins Everett M. Rogers Award 2019.

Nigerian author, cultural critic and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the recipient of the Everett M. Rogers Award 2019. The Everett M. Rogers Award is given annually to honours the late USC Annenberg professor Everett M. Rogers, whose Diffusion of Innovations is the second-most cited book in the social sciences. The award has been given […]


Tsitsi Dangarembga to curate Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019.

Tsitsi Dangarembga was announced as the curator Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019 at a ceremony in Berlin on September 25, 2018. The festival is set for April 4-7, 2019. On April 26-28, 2018 writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner. Organised by […]