Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s short story collection Manchester Happened is on the longlist for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2020 announced on July 8, 2020.…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2020 longlist.
Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys was announced the winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020 earlier today, July 9, 2020. The Orwell Prizes,…View More Colson Whitehead wins Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020.
Season 5 of Afrolit Sans Frontieres, with the theme “Journeys,” runs from July 27 to August 3, 2020 Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival…View More Afrolit Sans Frontières: Season 5 dates announced.
In our continuing series to introduce, and reintroduce, you to literary magazines from African and Black writing, we present The ArabLit Quarterly, Doek!, and Pree.…View More ArabLit Quarterly, Doek!, and Pree: A tale of three literary magazines.
Kalynn Bayron’s Young Adult offering Cinderella is Dead, from Bloomsbury YA, was published on July 7, 2020. This blogger was first introduced to Kalynn Bayron…View More Kalynn Bayron’s Young Adult novel “Cinderella is Dead” published on July 7.
Niran Adedokun’s essay collection The Danfo Driver in All of Us, published by Narrative Landscape, launched in Lagos, Nigeria on July 6, 2020. Public relations…View More Niran Adedokun essay collection “The Danfo Driver in All of Us” launches in Lagos.
Linton Kwesi Johnson has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2020 today, July 7, 2020. He will receive the award in a digital ceremony co-hosted…View More Linton Kwesi Johnson awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2020.
Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières, the literary festival spanning the Black writing world, ran from June 29 to July 6, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières,…View More A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
d’bi.young anitafrika was the final guest at Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from London, UK on July 6, 2020. She was hosted by festival…View More d’bi.young anitafrika wraps up Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières.
The Juneteenth Book Festival, organised by author L.L. McKinney and book publicist Saraciea Fennell, happened this past June 19, 2020. Its aim was to shine…View More A snapshot of the Juneteenth Book Festival 2020.
Niq Mhlongo was the first guest at the last day of Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Cologne, Germany on July 6,…View More Niq Mhlongo at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
Subscribers to this blog can now show their financial support by making donations that will go a long way to ensuring the work gets out.…View More Please consider donating to JamesMurua.com on Patreon, Mobile Money.
Suzanne Dracius closed out Sunday at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Fort-de-France, Martinique on July 5, 2020. She was hosted by Manuel Allamellou. Afrolit…View More Suzanne Dracius at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe’s session at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Lille, France happened on July 5, 2020. He was hosted by Hemley Boum.…View More Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
Mel Matsinhe kicked off the Sunday at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Maputo, Mozambique on July 5, 2020. She was hosted by Jessemusse Cacinda.…View More Mel Matsinhe at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.