We give you a list of events from across the African and Black Literature world you can attend in October 2020. A few days ago,…View More African and Black Literature events for October 2020.
In our continuing Book Digest series, we share with you new books from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, and Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi,…View More Book Digest: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse
Tsitsi Dangarembga was appointed the University of East Anglia International Chair of Creative Writing (Africa) on September 29, 2020. Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga appointed UEA International Chair of Creative Writing (Africa).
The shortlists for the Diverse Book Awards 2020, the awards dedicated to diversity in UK writing, were announced on September 30, 2020. The Diverse Book…View More Diverse Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced. #TheDBAwards
Brittlepaper, a pioneering platform that has been archiving African literary trends for the last decade, is celebrating its milestone with The Decade Project. Brittlepaper was…View More Brittlepaper celebrates 10th year with “The Decade Project.”
The longlists for the African Writers Awards 2020 were announced on September 28, 2020. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development…View More African Writers Awards 2020 longlists announced.
The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020, with the theme “Love & Light and Other Clichés,” runs from October 1 – November 1, 2020. The Lagos…View More Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020 starts on October 1.
The Quramo Festival of Words, or QFest 2020, with the theme “Creativity Reset: The Future of Words” streams from Lagos, Nigeria and other cities from…View More Quramo Festival of Words 2020, QFEST 2020, streams from Lagos from October 2.
Nikky Finney, Chet’la Sebree, and Hanif Abdurraqib are the African American recipients of the American Poets Prizes 2020 announced on September 23, 2020. The Academy…View More African American recipients of the American Poets Prizes 2020.
The winners of the Golden Comar Prize 2020 were announced in Tunis, Tunisia on September 22, 2020. The Golden Comar Prize was created in 1997…View More Golden Comar Prize 2020 announced in Tunis, Tunisia.
The shortlist for the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 was announced in Kampala, Uganda today, Friday, September 25, 2020. The Babishai Haiku Prize organised by the…View More Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Kampala.
Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat was announced the winner of the Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020 on September 16, 2020. The Mohammed Saeed Award is…View More Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat wins Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020.
Andrew Maina launched the books The Great Escape: Memories of Tribal Violence and I Am Listening as well as the Kendeka Prize for African Literature…View More Andrew Maina launches two books, Kendeka Prize for African Literature.
Namwali Serpell‘s The Old Drift was announced the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020 on September 23, 2020. The annual Arthur C. Clarke…View More Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift” wins Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020.
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.