South Africa Transition

South African poet and author Don Mattera has passed away.

South African poet, author, and anti-apartheid activist Don Mattera passed away in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday, July 18, 2022. Donato Francisco Mattera, better known as Don Mattera or Bra Don, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1935. His unique heritage was derived from his Italian grandfather, Xhosa grandmother, and Tswana mother. Some of […]

Awards Fiction Speculative Fiction United Kingdom United States

Courttia Newland on Clarke Award 2022 shortlist.

Courttia Newland’s novel A River Called Time is on the shortlist for the Clarke Award 2022 announced on Friday, July 8, 2022. The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain for a book first published in the United Kingdom. The award, established with a generous grant given by […]

Festivals Kenya

Abdulrazak Gurnah, José Eduardo Agualusa for Macondo Literary Festival 2022.

Abdulrazak Gurnah and José Eduardo Agualusa are some of the guests to feature at the Macondo Literary Festival 2022 running in Nairobi from September 30 – October 2, 2022. The inaugural Macondo Literary Festival was hosted by the Macondo Book Society, founded by author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and journalist Anja Bengelstorff, in Nairobi in 2019. […]

Awards Fiction Kenya

Idza Luhumyo wins AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2022.

Idza Luhumyo was declared the winner of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2022 in a ceremony in London, UK on Monday, July 18, 2022. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for a short story since the year 2000. It has recognised some […]