Fiction Kenya Launches

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o launches “Kenda Muiyuru” in Nairobi.

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o launched his newest title Kenda Muiyuru at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on February 11, 2019. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is not a new name to anyone who follows African writing. The Kenyan born author and scholar wrote Weep Not Child the first novel written in English in Kenyan in 1964. Since […]


Afropolitan Festival 2019 hosts Asmara-Addis Literary Festival (In Exile) 2019.

The Asmara-Addis Literary Festival (In Exile) 2019 was hosted in Brussels, Belgium on February 9, 2019. It was hosted as part of the Afropolitan Festival 2019 which happened from February 8-10, 2019. Since 2017, the Bozar institute in Brussels, Belgium has been hosting the Afropolitan Festival where art forms like music, film, literature from Africans […]

Awards Sesotho South Africa

Thomas Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Sesotho Fiction launched in South Africa.

The Thomas Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Sesotho Fiction was launched by South Africa’s Geko Publishing on February 6, 2019. Thomas Mokopu Mofolo, born on 22 December 1876, in Khojane, Leribe, Lesotho, is the most important writer in the Sesotho canon. With the penname Thomas Mofolo, he pioneered African literary tradition with Moeti wa Bochabela in […]