Vivian Onyekachi Ibe was announced the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 for her manuscript What Dreams are Made of in Lagos, Nigeria on…View More Vivian Onyekachi Ibe is Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 winner.
The Bodies Anthology, the tenth from the Nairobi-based Pan African collective Jalada Africa, launched at the Kioko Mwitiki Gallery, Nairobi on Friday, December 13, 2019.…View More Jalada Africa’s “Bodies Anthology” launches in Nairobi.
The shortlist for the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2019 was announced by its board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla, on December 15, 2019. The…View More Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2019 shortlist announced.
Kenyan author Henry Ole Kulet was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear: Second Class at this year’s Independence Day celebrations on December 12, 2019.…View More Henry Ole Kulet gets Kenya’s “Elder of the Burning Spear” national honour
Married couple Gabriel Dinda and Verah Omwocha Dinda launched Questions of My Youth and Diary of the Mahia at the Mbogi Ya Mawriters series at…View More Gabriel Dinda, Verah Omwocha Dinda launch books at Mbogi Ya Mawriters in Nairobi.
Poet Mufasa was the featured artist at the Books and Wine series at the Ki.chen, Senteu Plaza, Nairobi on December 6, 2019. Books and Wine…View More Poet Mufasa featured in Books and Wine series in Nairobi.
Chibundu Onuzo’s debut novel The Spider King Daughter is now available in Italian as La figlia del Re Ragno. Chibundu Onuzo, who started writing at…View More Chibundu Onuzo’s novel “The Spider King Daughter” now available in Italian.
Jennie Marima’s award-winning children’s book Trio Troubles launched at the Mbogi Ya Mawriters series at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi on December 5, 2019. The event,…View More Jennie Marima’s children’s book “Trio Troubles” launches in Nairobi.
Fadimatou Bello, Fritz Bell, and Albert Thierry Nkili Abu are the three finalists for Prix Kon Nnanga 2019 announced on October 14, 2019. Jean-Louis Njemba…View More Finalists for Prix Kon Nnanga 2019 announced in Cameroon.
The Old Lion of Africa, the autobiography of Dr Walter Nyamori Masiga, was published on November 7, 2019. It is currently available at all good…View More Dr Walter Nyamori Masiga autobiography “The Old Lion of Africa” out now.
Abdul Adan, Itoro Bassey, and Lutivini Majanja were the first guests at “Nairobi | Maps of Exile,” a new monthly literary salon in Nairobi on…View More “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” literary salon kicks off in Nairobi.
Ben Okri’s most recent novel The Freedom Artist has been available in Italian as La Liberta since July 4, 2019. Ben Okri is one of…View More Ben Okri novel “The Freedom Artist” available in Italian.
The Feminart Arts and Book Festival 2019 was hosted in venues around Lilongwe, Malawi from November 23-24, 2019. Here is the keynote by the festival…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga: Feminist Survival in Conservative Society. (Feminart Arts and Book Festival keynote)
Tsitsi Dangarembga and Thandi Sebe were the final acts at the Artistic Encounters series for 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi on November 27, 2019. They…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga, Thandi Sebe wrap up Artistic Encounters for 2019.
Khalil Diallo was announced the winner of Prix Aminata Sow Fall for Creativity, for his manuscript The Spring of Regrets in Dakar, Senegal on Sunday,…View More Khalil Diallo is Prix Aminata Sow Fall 2019 winner.