Awards Cameroon Fiction

Finalists for Prix Kon Nnanga 2019 announced in Cameroon.

Fadimatou Bello, Fritz Bell, and Albert Thierry Nkili Abu are the three finalists for Prix Kon Nnanga 2019 announced on October 14, 2019. Jean-Louis Njemba Medu was a Cameroonian writer considered a pioneer of the African novel. His first was the science fiction/fantasy novel Nnanga Kon in his native Bulu language in 1932. The story […]

Biographies Kenya New Books Nonfiction

Dr Walter Nyamori Masiga autobiography “The Old Lion of Africa” out now.

The Old Lion of Africa, the autobiography of Dr Walter Nyamori Masiga, was published on November 7, 2019. It is currently available at all good bookstores. One of the most vibrant aspects of Kenyan writing has to be the production of the autobiographies as those who have lived longer share their experiences with those who […]

Events Kenya

“Nairobi | Maps of Exile” literary salon kicks off in Nairobi.

Abdul Adan, Itoro Bassey, and Lutivini Majanja were the first guests at “Nairobi | Maps of Exile,” a new monthly literary salon in Nairobi on November 28, 2019. They were moderated by Hassan Ghedi Santur. “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” is a new series organised by Warscapes and The Carrot Co examining questions of home, […]

Fiction Nigeria Translation

Ben Okri novel “The Freedom Artist” available in Italian.

Ben Okri’s most recent novel The Freedom Artist has been available in Italian as La Liberta since July 4, 2019. Ben Okri is one of the most garlanded names in African writing with work in film, theatre, and TV, as well as novels and collections of poetry, short stories, and essays. His novels include Flowers […]