Awards Fiction Uganda Young Adult

Paul Kisakye is Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2020 winner

Paul Kisakye was announced the winner of the Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2020 on October 31, 2020. The Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction is a new prize organised by the Arts & Culture programme at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niger in conjunction with Senegalese publishing house Amalion. It is aimed at […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria

Aminiya-Trust Short Story Writing Contest 2020 shortlist announced.

The shortlist for the Aminiya-Trust Short Story Writing Contest 2020 was announced on November 13, 2020. The Aminiya-Trust short story writing contest was founded to provide a space for stories in the Hausa language an outlet where they can be spread and enjoyed by a wider audience. The theme of the 2020 short story writing […]

Angola Germany James Murua Literary LiveStream

Ondjaki, Philipp Khabo Koepsell for James Murua Literary LiveStream.

Ondjaki and Philipp Khabo Koepsell are the guests of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. […]

Fiction Launches South Africa

Niq Mhlongo, Bongani Kona talk writing “Joburg Noir.”

Niq Mhlongo and Bongani Kona were the speakers at the Johannesburg launch of the Akashic Books published Joburg Noir on November 11, 2020. Their moderator was Lorraine Sithole. Akashic Books is a US publisher of urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are ignored by the mainstream. One of the most remarkable of […]

Events Kenya

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor lends her voice to Kenya’s newest opera.

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was a guest at the first sneak peek of Kenya’s newest opera Nyanga: Runaway Grandmother in Nairobi on November 6, 2020. Nyanga: Runaway Grandmother is a new opera based on the true story of Nyanga, a young shepherdess in a remote village on the Kano plains (present-day Kisumu) in Kenya. To stage […]