Distribution Fiction Nigeria Zimbabwe

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s “House of Stone” for One Read in June 2021.

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone was announced as the One Read offering for June 2021 on Monday, June 7, 2021. One Read is a mobile application, brought to you by Nigeria’s Sterling Bank and Ouida Books, aimed at promoting writers, publishers and other players in the African book industry to create a community of […]

Awards Ethiopia Fiction

Maaza Mengiste wins Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021

Maaza Mengiste’s Il Re Ombra (The Shadow King) translated by Anna Nadotti was revealed to be the winner of Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021 on Saturday, June 5, 2020. Gregor von Rezzori was an Austrian-born, Romanian, German-language novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and author of radio plays, as well as an actor, journalist, visual artist, art critic […]

Awards Poetry South Africa

Maneo Refiloe Mohale is Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2020 winner.

Maneo Refiloe Mohale’s Everything is a Deathly Flower was named the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2020 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry on June 4, 2021. The Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry is named for poet, publisher, editor, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Glenna Luschei. Administered by the African Poetry Book Fund, it […]

Advocacy Awards United Kingdom Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Dangarembga announced PEN Pinter Prize 2021 winner

Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize 2021 by the English PEN today, June 8, 2021. The PEN Pinter Prize is awarded annually to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize winning speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ […]