The guests attending the Abantu Book Festival 2019, happening in Soweto, South Africa from December 5-8, were announced on November 14, 2019. The Abantu Book…View More Abantu Book Festival 2019 guests revealed. #AbantuBookFest
There was a reading that featured writers, including Ndinda Kioko, at the Haenalem Café, Nairobi on November 9, 2019. The writer is currently a Macdowell…View More Ndinda Kioko joins writers in Nairobi reading, now at Macdowell Colony.
South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni passed away in Cape Town on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Sandile Dikeni was the author of three collections…View More South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni has passed on.
There are eleven novelists from across Africa on Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist announced on Monday, November 11, 2019. The Dublin International Literary Award…View More The African novelists on the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer was announced winner in the “Best First Novel” category at the Anthony Awards 2019 on November…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite novel is US’ Anthony Award 2019 winner.
The cover for Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s second novel The First Woman, to be published by Oneworld on June 4, 2020, has been revealed. Jennifer Nansubuga…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s novel “The First Woman” cover revealed.
A Igoni Barrett debut novel Blackass has been available to Chinese readers since 2017. We have covered A. Igoni Barrett on this blog mainly because…View More A Igoni Barrett’s debut novel “Blackass” available in Chinese.
Sufian Rajabi and Sherif Saleh are on the Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist announced on November 3, 2019. The Kuwait based AlMultaqa Prize launched…View More Sufian Rajabi, Sherif Saleh make Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist
The winners of the South African Literary Awards 2019 have been announced in Johannesburg this evening, November 7, 2019. The South African Literary Awards, popularly…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 winners announced in Johannesburg.
Mohammed Abdelnabi was announced the winner of the Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2019 for his novel La Chambre de l’araignée, which is translated from…View More Mohammed Abdelnabi is Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2019 winner.
The Texas State University has made a call out for those who wish to do a Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing. One…View More Callout: Opportunity to do your MFA (almost free) at Texas State University.
Yewande Omotoso’s second novel The Woman Next Door is now available in Catalan as La Veina De Costat. Yewande Omotoso is the writer of two…View More Yewande Omotoso’s “The Woman Next Door” now available in Catalan.
The Caine Prize for African Writing has released a special edition anthology, celebrating the literary talent of 20 excellent African short stories since its inception…View More Caine Prize for African Writing celebrates 20th anniversary with special anthology.
The YouTube Channel of the JamesMurua.com blog crossed the 100 subscriber mark on October 22, 2019. Please support the work that we are doing by…View More JamesMurua.com YouTube channel crosses 100 subscribers (Please subscribe).
“Nairobi | Maps of Exile” a new monthly literary salon organised by Warscapes and The Carrot Co makes its debut at the Coffee Casa, Nairobi…View More “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” a new monthly literary salon to start in Nairobi.