Éric Ntumba was announced the winner of the Prix Littéraire Makomi 2020 at the closing ceremony of the Fete Du Livre De Kinshasa 2020 in…View More Éric Ntumba is Prix Littéraire Makomi 2020 winner.
Resokestwe Manenzhe was announced the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2020 winner in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 21, 2020. The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award is…View More Resokestwe Manenzhe is Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2020 winner.
Ukamaka Olisakwe’s newest novel Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right, published by Indigo Press, is out on June 18, 2020. Ukamaka Olisakwe’s first literary…View More Ukamaka Olisakwe’s “Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right” out on June 18.
Stella Nyanzi was freed by Ugandan courts on February 20, 2020. Her new poetry collection No Roses From My Mouth, written while she was in…View More Stella Nyanzi is free! Buy her new poetry collection “No Roses From My Mouth.”
Bethuel Muthee, Ema Tinje, and James Murua are the featured writers at “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” at the Coffee Casa, Nairobi on Thursday, February…View More Bethuel Muthee, Ema Tinje, James Murua for “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” on Thursday, February 27.
The Heroe Book Fair 2020, the first major book fair in Nakuru, Kenya, will run at the Player’s Theatre from July 23-25, 2020. While Nakuru,…View More The Heroe Book Fair, Nakuru’s first major book fair, is set for July 23-25, 2020.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s novel Patsy is on the US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 shortlist announced on February 19, 2020. The Aspen Words Literary Prize is…View More Nicole Dennis-Benn on US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 shortlist.
Maaza Mengiste and Namwali Serpell are finalists at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 announced on February 19, 2020. Also on the list are…View More Maaza Mengiste, Namwali Serpell are Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 finalists.
Digital Bedbugs, a new anthology edited by Caine Prize winner Makena Onjerika, has been available for readers since January 15, 2020. Makena Onjerika burst onto…View More Makena Onjerika-edited anthology “Digital Bedbugs” available for your reading pleasure.
Abantu Book Festival, Gaborone Book Festival, and Pa Gya! Literary Festival have announced the dates they will happen in three different African cities across Africa.…View More Abantu Book Festival, Gaborone Book Festival, Pa Gya! Literary Festival announce dates.
Romeo Oriogun’s poetry collection Sacraments of Bodies, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is set to make its appearance on March 1, 2020. Romeo…View More Romeo Oriogun’s poetry collection “Sacraments of Bodies” out on March 1.
José Eduardo Agualusa was revealed as the headliner of Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 on Friday, February 14, 2020. In 2018, African writers met for…View More José Eduardo Agualusa is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 headliner.
A fiftieth-anniversary celebration of Nuruddin Farah’s famed debut novel From A Crooked Rib was hosted at the new Cheche Bookshop and Café, Nairobi on Friday,…View More Nuruddin Farah’s “From A Crooked Rib” 50th anniversary celebration in Nairobi.
The cover for Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s novel We, The Scarred, formerly known as Mrs Shaw, has today been revealed by its publisher Paivapo Publishers. Author,…View More Exclusive: Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s novel “We, The Scarred” cover revealed.
Fete Du Livre De Kinshasa 2020, the seventh edition of the festival, happens in venues around the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo from…View More DR Congo’s Fete Du Livre De Kinshasa 2020 kicks off on February 14.