There are ten writers on the longlist for the James Currey Prize for Literature announced today, June 16, 2021. The James Currey Prize for African…View More James Currey Prize for Literature longlist announced.
The NYrobi Book Fest is a new initiative set to be hosted by the Alliance Française de Nairobi on June 25-26, 2021. In 2019, the…View More Alliance Française de Nairobi to host NYrobi Book Fest on June 25-26.
In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in June 2021.…View More Opportunities for writers, poets and publishers for June 2021.
The African Book Festival 2021 is set to happen in Berlin, Germany on July 16-17, 2021. In the last few years, Berlin has hosted and…View More Berlin’s African Book Festival 2021 for July 16-17
Artistic Encounters, the series founded by Zukiswa Wanner in 2017, returns with Mphuthumi Ntabeni and Malcolm Jiyane from Johannesburg, South Africa on June 15, 2021.…View More Artistic Encounters returns with Mputhumi Ntabeni, Malcolm Jiyane.
Marcia Chatelain, Les Payne and Tamara Payne are the Writers of African descent who won at the Pulitzer Prize 2021 announced today, June 11, 2021.…View More Writers of African descent among Pulitzer Prize 2021 winners.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Joe Khamisi, Tete Loeper, Zukiswa Wanner,…View More Book Digest: Joe Khamisi, Tete Loeper, Zukiswa Wanner, Farai Mudzingwa
The nominees for the African Christian Authors Book Awards were announced in Nairobi on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The African Christian Authors Book Award program…View More African Christian Authors Book Awards Nominees announced.
Sudhir Hazareesingh’s Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture was announced the winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2021 on June 9, 2021. The…View More Sudhir Hazareesingh wins UK’s Wolfson History Prize 2021.
Kayo Chingonyi, Caleb Femi, and Nicole Sealey are the writers of African descent on the shortlists for the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2021 announced on…View More Writers of African descent on UK’s Forward Prizes for Poetry 2021 shortlists.
P. Djèlí Clark’s novella Ring Shout was one of the winners at the Nebula Awards 2020 announced on Saturday, June 5, 2021 The Nebula Awards…View More P. Djèlí Clark’s novella wins at Nebula Awards 2020
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone was announced as the One Read offering for June 2021 on Monday, June 7, 2021. One Read is a…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s “House of Stone” for One Read in June 2021.
Maaza Mengiste’s Il Re Ombra (The Shadow King) translated by Anna Nadotti was revealed to be the winner of Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021 on…View More Maaza Mengiste wins Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021
Maneo Refiloe Mohale’s Everything is a Deathly Flower was named the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2020 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry…View More Maneo Refiloe Mohale is Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2020 winner.
Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize 2021 by the English PEN today, June 8, 2021. The PEN Pinter Prize…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga announced PEN Pinter Prize 2021 winner