The African Speculative Society’s Nommo Awards 2020 nominees were announced on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The Nommo Awards were introduced by the African Speculative Society…View More African Speculative Society’s Nommo Awards 2020 nominees announced.
Namwali Serpell and Marlon James were announced winners at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 on Friday, April 17, 2020. The Los Angeles Times…View More Namwali Serpell, Marlon James win Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019.
The schedule for the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2, running from April 20-27, 2020, has been announced. Its theme is “What I…View More Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2 schedule unveiled.
Maaza Mengiste’s second novel The Shadow King is going to the big screen with Kasi Lemmons as director. Maaza Mengiste is the author of the…View More Maaza Mengiste’s novel “The Shadow King” is going to the big screen.
The African Literary Podcast, sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books, interviews Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo. A few weeks ago, Makena Maganjo’s debut novel South B’s finest…View More African Literary Podcast Episode 14: Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo (sponsored by Prestige Books)
The finalists for the Orange Book Award in Africa 2020 were announced on March 5, 2020. The Orange Book in Africa Award was launched in…View More Orange Book Award in Africa 2020 finalists announced.
Here are the writers who will feature at the second season of Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival from April 20-27, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontiers…View More Meet the writers of the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2.
As a result of issues brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the forthcoming Heroe Book Fair has been moved to March 22-26, 2021. In February,…View More Covid-19: Heroe Book Fair moved to March 2021.
Kenyan author, academic, and broadcaster Ken Walibora passed away after a road accident on April 10, 2020. Ken Walibora’s work as an author, in a…View More Kenyan author, academic, and broadcaster Ken Walibora has passed on.
Maaza Mengiste and Zukiswa Wanner are the co-curators of Season 2 of the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival starting April 20-27, 2020. Afrolit Sans…View More Maaza Mengiste, Zukiswa Wanner co-curate Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2.
Abdelouahab Aissaoui’s novel The Spartan Court won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 today, April 14, 2020. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction, founded…View More Abdelouahab Aissaoui is International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 winner.
Egyptian Novelist Gamil Attia Ibrahim passed away in Switzerland on April 10, 2020. Gamil Attia Ibrahim was an Egyptian journalist, great novelist, and one of…View More Egyptian Novelist Gamil Attia Ibrahim has passed on.
Bernardine Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other is in the running for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, The Ferro-Grumley Award, British Book Awards, and the…View More Bernardine Evaristo nominated for literary awards across the world.
Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel Freshwater was announced the winner of the Otherwise Award 2019 on April 11, 2020. The Otherwise Award celebrates science fiction, fantasy,…View More Akwaeke Emezi’s “Freshwater” is the Otherwise Award 2019 winner.
Nigerian poet Christopher Okigbo’s poem Heavensgate was the first to be given the full treatment from Ake Festival’s #ReadAfricanPoetryChallenge unveiled on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.…View More The #ReadAfricanPoetryChallenge kicks off with Christopher Okigbo’s poem “Heavensgate.”