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African winners at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021.

Ghana Library Authority and Editora Trinta Zero Nove were declared winners at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021 today, June 1, 2021. The winners of The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards were announced today, with seven recipients named from across four continents. Andy Ventris, Director of The London Book Fair, said: “After […]


African and Black Literature events for June 2021

We give you a list of events from across the African and Black Literature world you can attend in April 2021. Tuesday, June 1   Wednesday, June 2   Thursday, June 3 Event: Leading the Reading Revolution Event Type: Book Launch Venue: Facebook (Virtual) Time: 8pm EAT Language: English The Storymoja National Read Aloud event […]

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Massive retailer Naivas Supermarket seeks books from Kenyan writers

Naivas Supermarket, one of the biggest retailers in Kenya, made a callout for books from writers and publishers from the East African nation on May 28, 2021. Distribution has long been recognised as one of the biggest challenges of the writing and general publishing environment across the African continent (as discussed on my podcast livestream […]

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Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards for Namibia

The Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards, biannual awards recognising writers, poets, and visual artists published in Doek! Literary Magazine, were unveiled on May 31, 2021. Namibia has been a pretty quiet contributor to the body of work that is the African literary canon in the last half century. In the last few years, there have […]

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Prix Kourouma 2021 shortlist announced in Geneva

Six writers feature on the shortlist for the Prix Kourouma 2021 announced in Geneva, Switzerland on May 31, 2021. When legendary Ivorian author Ahmadou Kourouma passed away in 2003, the African salon at the Geneva Book Fair decided to pay tribute to him by creating a literary prize that bears his name in the following […]