Awards Fiction Nonfiction Poetry South Africa

South African Literary Awards 2022 shortlists announced.

The shortlists for the South African Literary Awards 2022, the 15th edition, were announced on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have honoured many authors since they were founded in 2005. Winning writers and poets have included Es’kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer, Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo, Keorapetse […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria

Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2022 shortlist announced.

Michael Afenfia, Uwem Akpan, and Sylva Nze Ifedigbo are on the shortlist for the Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2022 announced on October 20, 2022. Chinua Achebe was the author of Things Fall Apart (1958) the most well-read novel written by an African. His other novels were No Longer At Ease, Arrow of God, A […]

Awards Fiction Kenya

Khadija Abdalla Bajaber wins Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction.

Khadija Abdalla Bajaber’s The House of Rust was declared the winner of the inaugural Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction on Friday, October 21, 2022. Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was a celebrated US-American author whose body of work includes 23 novels, 12 volumes of short stories, 11 volumes of poetry, 13 children’s books, […]