Festivals South Africa

A snapshot of the Niq Mhlongo curated Time of the Writer 2019.

The Time of the Writer 2019, curated by South African author Niq Mhlongo, took place in Durban, South Africa from March 13-16, 2019. The Time of the Writer literary festival has hosted some of the most iconic names in African and world literature in Durban, South Africa. The festival on the South African coast, organised […]

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Three African books are Lambda Literary Awards 2019 finalists.

Uzodinma Iweala, Trifonia Melibea Obono, and The Gerald Kraak Award Anthology are Lambda Literary Awards 2019 finalists. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they are known are an award of Lambda Literary, the United States oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature. Previous winners of the awards from Africa include Chike […]


The Writivism 2019 mentors have been announced.

The mentors for Writivism 2019 were announced by the Kampala, Uganda headquartered initiative on March 16, 2019. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, that works to build the capacity for writing on the continent was started in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. One of its unique features is its mentor program where established writers mentor […]