Due to Covid-19 concerns, the AKO Caine Prize dinner which was due to take place on Tuesday, June 23 has been postponed to a later…View More COVID-19: AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 dinner postponed.
Richard Ali Mutu has officially kicked off the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Literary Festival today at 12:00 GMT from Kinshasa. The Afrolit Sans Frontiers virtual literary…View More Richard Ali Mutu kicks off the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Literary Festival
The Afrolit Sans Frontieres virtual literary festival, an initiative of writers of African origin, kicks off on the Internet from March 23 – 30, 2020.…View More Meet the writers of the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival.
The Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival, an initiative of writers of African origin curated by Zukiswa Wanner, kicks off on the Internet from March…View More Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival kicks off on March 23.
The African Literary Podcast’s episode twelfth sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books features an interview with Kinyanjui Kombani. In Episode 12, we have an interview with…View More The African Literary Podcast 12: Kinyanjui Kombani interview (sponsored by Prestige Books)
Namwali Serpell was announced a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2020, alongside seven other writers, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Windham-Campbell Prize was established…View More Namwali Serpell is Windham-Campbell Prize 2020 recipient.
The Swahili Literary Festival 2020 was held at the Swahilipot Hub, Mombasa from March 4-8, 2020. The Swahili Literary Festival, a brainchild of the Abdulrahman…View More A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2020.
The ArabLit Story Prize 2020, which is seeking submissions, announced on March 15 that this year’s judges are Sawad Hussain, Hilal Chouman, and Donia Kamal.…View More Submissions sought for the ArabLit Story Prize 2020 as judges announced.
The African Literature Association 2020 Conference has been cancelled over Coronavirus concerns. Coronavirus concerns have continued being at the centre of world activities in the…View More Coronavirus: African Literature Association 2020 Conference cancelled.
Abdellatif Laabi was awarded the Mahmoud Darwish Award 2020 on March 13, 2020. Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as…View More Abdellatif Laabi awarded Mahmoud Darwish Award 2020.
Maaza Mengiste was announced as one of the winners of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 in New York, USA on March 11,…View More Maaza Mengiste is American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 winner.
The Coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on literary communities around the world in recent weeks. The Coronavirus, according to Wikipedia, is a disease caused…View More Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on World, African literature.
The African Literary Podcast has returned with an Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor interview. The return of the series is sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books. The new…View More African Literary Podcast returns with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor interview, Prestige Books as sponsor
The East African publisher of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s The Dragonfly Sea and Peter Kimani’s Dance of The Jakaranda was revealed at a soiree hosted at…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Peter Kimani’s East African publisher unveiled at Prestige Books Soiree.
Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet, and the anthology The Heart of the Matter: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume III are on the Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists…View More Akwaeke Emezi, The Gerald Kraak Anthology on US’ Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists.