Festivals Nigeria

Quramo Festival of Words 2021, QFEST 2021, starts on October 1.

The Quramo Festival of Words or QFest 2021, with the theme “TRANSCENDENCE: Words Defying” runs in Lagos, Nigeria from October 1-3, 2021. The announcement was made on August 11. The Quramo Festival of Words was first hosted by Quramo Publishing in Lagos, Nigeria in December 2019. For the period of the festival, Lagosians were treated […]

Congo Fiction Malawi New Books United Kingdom United States

Book Digest: Wilfried N’Sonde, Courttia Newland, Beaton Galafa, Farrah Rochon

We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Wilfried N’Sonde, Courttia Newland, Beaton Galafa, and Farrah Rochon. Femme du Ciel Et Des Tempêtes, Wilfried N’Sonde Publisher: Actes SudPublication Date: August 18, 2021Genre: Literary fictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Actes Sud, Amazon Wilfried N’Sonde […]

Awards Nonfiction United States

Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2021 finalists revealed.

Vincent Brown, Jessica Marie Johnson, and Marjoleine Kars are finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2021 announced on August 2, 2021 The Frederick Douglass Book Prize recognizes the best book written in English on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year in the United States. The prize worth $25,000 to the winner, […]

Awards Childrens literature Fiction United Kingdom Young Adult

Writers of African descent on UK’s Diverse Book Awards 2021 longlist.

The longlists for the Diverse Book Awards 2021, dedicated to diversity in UK writing, were announced on July 27, 2021. The Diverse Book Awards were created by Abiola Bello and Helen Lewis, founders of The Author School to celebrate the diversity of writing in the UK in 2019. The judges for 2021 are Amy Mae […]