Ishmael Beah’s novel Little Family is the offering of the One Read App for April 2021. One Read is a mobile application, brought to you…View More Ishmael Beah’s ‘Little Family’ for One Read in April 2021.
The winners of the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2021 were announced in a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 31, 2021. The Humanities…View More South Africa’s Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2021 winners announced.
Layla AlAmmar, Nadia Ghanem, and Leri Price were revealed as the judges for the ArabLit Story Prize 2021 on April 1, 2021. The ArabLit Story…View More ArabLit Story Prize 2021 judges announced.
Ahmed Taibaoui’s The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody was announced as the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 on April 1, 2021. The…View More Ahmed Taibaoui is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 winner
For the second year running, Calabash International Literary Festival has been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 driven global health crisis. It will now…View More Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival 2021 cancelled
In our April Fools Day prank, we introduce a fictitious initiative to bring African writers into contact with what is happening on the continent. Were…View More April Fools Day: “African Writers Reconnect” initiative for clueless African diaspora writers.
The shortlist for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 has been announced today March 31, 2021. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, worth £3,000,…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 shortlist announced.
Bernardine Evarist and Colson Whitehead are on the shortlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2021 announced on March 25, 2021. The Dublin International Literary…View More Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead on Dublin International Literary Award 2021 shortlist
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and David Diop are on the longlist of the Man Booker International Prize 2021 announced on March 29, 2021. The Man Booker…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, David Diop on Man Booker International Prize 2021 longlist.
The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 was announced on March 29, 2021. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most…View More International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 shortlist announced.
Nicole R. Fleetwood, francine j. harris, and Raven Leilani won in their categories at the US National Book Critics Circle Award 2020 announced on March…View More African American winners at US National Book Critics Circle Award 2020.
Maisy Card, Andre Bagoo, and Canisia Lubrin make up the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021 shortlist announced on Sunday, March 28, 2021. The…View More OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021 shortlist announced.
Desta Haile was announced the winner of the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021 at a virtual ceremony on Friday, March 2, 2021. Afritondo, a new…View More Desta Haile is Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021 winner.
The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2021 is set to happen at the Hargeysa Cultural Centre, Hargeisa, Somaliland from July 24-29, 2021. The Hargeysa International Book…View More Hargeysa International Book Fair 2021 set for July.
George C. Wolfe, Daniel Alexander Jones, and Kwame Dawes are the writers of African descent on the PEN America Career Achievement Awards 2021 list announced…View More Writers of African descent on PEN America Career Achievement Awards 2021