Appointments Ghana Rwanda

John Rusimbi to head Pan African Writers Association interim council.

The new interim council of the Pan African Writers Association, headed by Rwandan John Rusimbi, was appointed on June 26, 2022. The Pan African Writers Association, popularly known as PAWA, is a Ghana-based cultural institution that is an umbrella body of writers’ associations on the African continent and the Diaspora. The Accra, Ghana-based organisation was […]

Awards Haiti

Writers of African descent among French Academy laureates.

Jean-Pierre Langellier, Frantz Voltaire, and Jean D’Amerique are among the laureates of the French Academy announced on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The French Academy is the principal organisation for matters pertaining to the French language in France. The academy is responsible for awarding several different prizes in various fields (including literature, painting, poetry, theatre, cinema, […]

Events Kenya

Tsitsi Dangarembga headlines Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters on July 9

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the main draw at the Artistic Encounters event at Cheche Books, Nairobi on July 9, 2022. The free event also featuring Hana Kefela and Wandiri Karimi runs from 3-5 pm. Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the most respected and beloved writers in the African literary community. The Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker has […]