The South African Book Fair 2020 was hosted online from September 11-13, 2020. The fair theme was “Virtually everywhere.” The South African Book Fair, originally…View More A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2020.
The Rutanang Kasi Book Festival 2020, themed ‘In The Words Of Our Ancestors’, will be hosted virtually from September 25-27, 2020. In 2016, the Rutanang…View More The Rutanang Kasi Book Festival 2020 to kick off online on September 25.
The Nairobi International Book Fair 2020, which is virtual this year, runs from September 24-26, 2020. The fair’s theme is “Any Book, Anywhere.” The Nairobi…View More Nairobi International Book Fair 2020 starts on September 24.
Olivia Douglass, Tjawangwa Dema, Dunni Abisayo, Tanatsei Gambura, Amina Jama, Warda Yassin, and Amara Amaryah are on the Women Poets’ Prize 2020 longlist announced on…View More Women Poets’ Prize 2020 longlist announced in London.
The US National Book Awards 2020 were announced over a few days this past week. Here are the African American nominees. The US National Book…View More African American nominees at the US National Book Awards 2020.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Fred D’Aguiar, and Safiya Sinclair are three of the featured poets on the Poetry Book Society 2020 winter selections announced on September…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Safiya Sinclair, Fred D’Aguiar on Poetry Book Society 2020 winter selections.
Peripheries Journal, a publication located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is looking for work that addresses the themes of Race, Racism, Territory, and Institutions. Peripheries…View More Brazilian journal Peripheries seeks your contribution.
Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek is the Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer in Residence 2020-2021 at the Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Otoniya Juliane…View More Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek is Simon Fraser University Writer-in-Residence 2020/21.
Tola Rotimi Abraham’s Black Sunday is a finalist at the Kirkus Prize 2020 announced on September 9, 2020. Kirkus Reviews is a US book review…View More Tola Rotimi Abraham’s “Black Sunday” is Kirkus Prize 2020 finalist.
There are 24 writers on the longlist for the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 announced on September 14, 2020. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a new…View More Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 longlist announced in Lagos.
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, and Harris Dousemetzis were the winners at the African Studies Association UK awards 2020 announced on September 10, 2020.…View More Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde win African Studies Association UK 2020 awards.
The US National Book Foundation announced that it will award Walter Mosley with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters 2020 on September 10,…View More Walter Mosley to receive US’ National Book Foundation honour.
The shortlist for the ArabLit Story Prize 2020 was announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2019. The ArabLit Story Prize is an award celebrating the best…View More ArabLit Story Prize 2020 shortlist unveiled.
The Gaborone Book Festival 2020 which happens annually in Botswana’s capital runs from September 17-19, 2020. In 2018, the Gaborone Book Festival, a new literary…View More Gaborone Book Festival 2020 to kick off on September 17.
Caleb Azumah Nelson is on the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2020 with Cambridge University announced on September 11, 2020. The BBC…View More Caleb Azumah Nelson on BBC National Short Story Award 2020 shortlist.