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Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2022 guest artists revealed.

The artists who will feature at the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2022 in Kaduna, Nigeria from September 14-17, 2022 have been announced. The Nigerian state of Kaduna introduced Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to its cultural calendar as part of its centenary celebrations in 2017. Headlined by award-winning author Leila Aboulela, it featured over […]

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Fellowships Kenya

Zukiswa Wanner is Moi University African Cluster Centre Artist-in-Residence.

Zukiswa Wanner was announced as the new Artist-in-Residence at the Moi University African Cluster Centre in Eldoret, Kenya from September – December 2022 on August 28, 2022. Germany’s Bayreuth University appointed Moi University to its African Cluster Centre program in African studies in 2019. Bayreuth sees a cluster as a transformative space to systematically advance […]

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Sierra Leone writer and librarian Yema Lucilda Hunter has passed away

Sierra Leonean librarian, novelist, and biographer Yema Lucilda Hunter passed away in Accra, Ghana on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Yema Lucilda Caulker was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 15 July 1943 to Richard Edmund Kelfa-Caulker and Olivette Hannah Stuart. Her father was a diplomat and educationist became the first African principal of the Albert […]

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Awards Nigeria Poetry

NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2022 shortlist announced.

The longlist for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2022, the richest on the continent, has been announced today, Friday, August 26, 2022. The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, was started to honour Nigerian authors in the four genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature in 2004. The prize […]

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James Murua Literary Podcast Episode 26: Munashe Kaseke

Zimbabwe-born, USA-based Munashe Kaseke is the writer of the short story collection Send Her Back and Other Stories and the founder of Mukana Press. Check out the podcast by clicking here. Here is a blurb of the book that launched recently; In “Send Her Back and Other Stories,” Munashe Kaseke offers an awfully intimate, fresh […]

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Festivals Kenya

Nairobi International Book Fair 2022 for late September

The Nairobi International Book Fair 2021 runs in Nairobi, Kenya from September 28 – October 2, 2022. The fair’s theme is “‘Publishing in the new era.” The Nairobi International Book Fair is the regional marketplace for books and it brings together publishing professionals, authors, booksellers, print suppliers, media, and readers from Africa and around the […]

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BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Awards 2022 finalists announced.

The finalists of the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s Elizabeth Nunez Awards 2022 were made public on Sunday, August 21, 2022. The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival (BCLF) is a celebration of culture as expressed through the pen of the storyteller and the voice of the poet founded in 2019. It is designed to facilitate vibrant conversations […]

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Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2022 nominees announced

The nominees for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2022 were announced on Monday, August 21, 2022. The Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, named for US African American writers Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, honour the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. The Legacy Awards for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, the […]

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Festivals Nigeria

Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2022 for September. #Kabafest22

The Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2022 is set to return to Kaduna, Nigeria from September 14-17, 2022. As part of its centenary celebrations, the Nigerian state of Kaduna introduced a new literary event to its cultural calendar in 2017. The Kaduna Book & Arts Festival or Kabafest, headlined by award-winning author Leila Aboulela, featured […]

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Kenya Kenya Writes Podcast Podcast News

Episode 25: Kenya Writes with Goethe Institut Patrick Ochieng.

The Kenya Writes guest for today is Kisumu-based lawyer and author Patrick Ochieng who was shortlisted for the 2010 Golden Baobab Prize and the NALIF Writing Competition in 2017. He has been published in Kikwetu, Munyori, Brittle Paper, and other literary publications. Tune in by clicking here. The debut book for children is Playing a […]

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Book Digest: Gauz, Tomi Obaro, Chinelo Okparanta, Saleh Addonia

We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Gauz, Tomi Obaro, Chinelo Okparanta, and Saleh Addonia. Cocoaïans by Gauz Publisher: L’ Arche EditionsPublication Date: August 19, 2022Genre: NonfictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Decitre, Amazon. Gauz Born in Abidjan, a biochemist by training, Gauz arrived in France […]

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Boubacar Boris Diop to headline Neustadt Lit Fest 2022.

Boubacar Boris Diop is the headliner of the Neustadt Lit Fest 2022 which happens virtually and in-person at the University of Oklahoma, USA from October 24-26, 2022. The Neustadt Lit Fest is a literary and cultural festival, established by World Literature Today executive director Robert Con Davis-Undiano in 2004. It focuses on the Neustadt Prize […]

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Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards finalists announced.

The finalists for the inaugural edition of the Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards were revealed on August 18, 2022. The Museum of the African Diaspora is a contemporary art museum in San Francisco, California. one of only a few museums of its kind in the USA, they hold exhibitions and present artists exclusively […]

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Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival 2022 for September.

The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival 2022 is set to return to Brooklyn, USA from September 9-11, 2022. The festival theme is ‘We Outside!’ The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, which first ran in 2019, is a celebration of culture as expressed through the pen of the storyteller and the voice of the poet. Their platform is […]

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Translations: Ruby Yayra Goka, Djaili Amadou Amal, Monique Ilboudo, Scholastique Mukasonga

Translations for books by Ruby Yayra Goka, Djaili Amadou Amal, Monique Ilboudo, and Scholastique Mukasonga are available, or coming soon, for your reading pleasure. Book: So Distant from My LifeOriginal Title:  Si loin de ma vieAuthor: Monique IlboudoTranslator: Yarri KamaraPublisher: Tilted Axis PressPublishing Date: October 27, 2022Language:  French to EnglishWhere to Find it: Click here. […]