Festivals Long Reads Nonfiction Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Dangarembga: Feminist Survival in Conservative Society. (Feminart Arts and Book Festival keynote)

The Feminart Arts and Book Festival 2019 was hosted in venues around Lilongwe, Malawi from November 23-24, 2019. Here is the keynote by the festival headliner Tsitsi Dangarembga gave at the Crossroads Hotel on November 23, 2019. INTRODUCTION Good morning, everyone.  I’m delighted to be at the Feminart Arts and Book Festival to speak on […]

Events Fiction Kenya Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Thandi Sebe wrap up Artistic Encounters for 2019.

Tsitsi Dangarembga and Thandi Sebe were the final acts at the Artistic Encounters series for 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi on November 27, 2019. They were moderated by series creator and curator Zukiswa Wanner. There was a full house at the Goethe-Institut, Nairobi for the Artistic Encounters series on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Artistic Encounters […]

Awards Fiction Senegal

Khalil Diallo is Prix Aminata Sow Fall 2019 winner.

Khalil Diallo was announced the winner of Prix Aminata Sow Fall for Creativity, for his manuscript The Spring of Regrets in Dakar, Senegal on Sunday, November 25, 2019. Aminata Sow Fall is a Senegalese author considered the first published woman novelist from francophone Black Africa. Some of her most popular books are La Greve Des […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria Translation

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” Tamil translation feted.

The Tamil translation of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms was announced as Tamil’s best translation of the year on December 8, 2019. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is well known in African literary circles for the short story collection The Whispering Trees (2012) and the novel Season of Crimson Blossoms (2015). The latter […]