Frankfurt Rights, a new platform for international rights and license trade from Frankfurter Buchmesse, is seeking African Publishers to sign up. Frankfurter Buchmesse, the world’s…View More Frankfurt Rights platform seeks African Publishers.
PEN International gave its PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression 2021 to Tsitsi Dangarembga on January 13, 2021. PEN International Award for Freedom of…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Award for Freedom of Expression 2021
In which we shine a light on the platforms that raised African and Black literature in 2020. For literary ecosystems to allow writers and their…View More Platforms in African and Black Literature in 2020.
The story of literary festivals and book fairs around African and Black Literature in 2020. Literary festivals and book fairs are a hugely important part…View More Literary Festivals and Book Fairs in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We present to you the awards we covered here at James Murua Literary that were presented around African and Black Literature in 2020. Like any…View More Literary Awards in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We shine a light on the many books that were produced in African and Black Literature and give you our top picks. It was a…View More Books in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We look at those who passed away in African and Black Literature 2020 in the past year in our annual James Murua Literary Top picks.…View More Transition in African and Black Literature in 2020
We present to you the outstanding players in African and Black Literature 2020 for the past year in our annual James Murua Literary Top picks.…View More James Murua Literary: Top picks in African and Black Literature in 2020.
Andrew Herbert Omuna was announced the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Babishai Haiku…View More Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn:…View More Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)
Writer and poet Mugabi Byenkya took to Twitter to name and shame Ugandan bookshops that have failed to pay him years after supplying his debut…View More Mugabi Byenkya in Twitter campaign against non-paying Ugandan bookshops.
With the holiday upon us, here is information on the latest issues of 7 literary journals that offer some of the best writing coming out…View More 7 literary journals from Africa to read over the holiday period.
The longlists for the PEN America literary awards 2021 were announced today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Here are the Africans and African Americans in the…View More African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.
Olongo Africa, published by Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, is now available for your reading and submitting pleasure. It’s been a good month for literary publications from the…View More The Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún-published Olongo Africa is now here.
The shortlists for the Sawiris Cultural Award 2020 were announced on December 15, 2020. The Sawiris Cultural Award, open to Egyptian nationals, is one of…View More Sawiris Awards 2020 emerging-author shortlists announced.