Awards Fiction

9mobile Prize for African Literature: new information on the prize.

After over a year and a half of no activity, there has been serious movement on the 9mobile Prize for African Literature. The 9mobile Prize for African Literature, formerly the Etisalat Prize for African Literature, has quickly built itself as a leading prize on the continent. Founded in 2013, it is the first pan-African prize […]

Fiction Film South Africa

Angela Makholwa’s “Black Widow Society” set for the big screen.

Pan Macmillan South Africa announced on July 25, 2019, that Angela Makholwa’s third novel Black Widow Society is set to go into production for film in a few months. Angela Makholwa is the author of four novels in Red Ink (2007), The 30th Candle (2009) (our review), Black Widow Society (2013), and The Blessed Girl […]

Festivals Kenya

Storymoja Festival 2020 makes callout for interns.

Storymoja Festival 2020 has made a callout for those who would like to intern for Kenya’s most famous literary festival. The Storymoja Festival, founded by Muthoni Garland, is an international celebration of ideas, stories, writing and culture through books, live discussions, storytelling, skits, poetry, music, demonstrations, workshops, debates, exhibitions, live performance, art, and competitions. Since […]