Members of the African Literary community have responded to the murder of protestors by military personnel in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria on October 20, 2020. In…View More African literary community responds to Nigeria’s #LekkiGenocide.
The program for the African Languages Edition of Afrolit Sans Frontières which runs from October 26 – November 2, 2020 has been announced. Afrolit Sans…View More Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition: Program announced.
Marlon James presented his newest novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf at Liverpool Black History Month on October 14, 2020. He was moderated by Irenosen Okojie.…View More Marlon James presents “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” at Liverpool Black History Month.
Maryse Condé is the headliner for the Ake Festival 2020 that runs out of Lagos, Nigeria from October 22 – 25, 2020. The Ake Arts…View More Maryse Condé headlines Ake Festival 2020 that kicks off on October 22.
The writers taking part in the African Languages Edition of Afrolit Sans Frontières which runs from October 26 – November 2, 2020, have been revealed.…View More Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition: Meet The Writers.
The shortlist for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 was announced today, October 19, 2020. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 shortlist announced.
African writers have sent out a statement on the continued situation in Nigeria. The following is the statement in full and those that subscribe to…View More Open Letter: #EndSARS: African Writers On Continued Protests in Nigeria.
Namwali Serpell presented her newest book Stranger Faces at the Transnational Series Presents on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Namwali Serpell first came to continental fame…View More Namwali Serpell presents “Stranger Faces” at Transnational Series Presents.
Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2020 runs both in-person and virtually in Accra, Ghana from October 16-18, then again on October 29, 2020. In 2017,…View More Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2020 kicks off in Accra on October 16.
Legendary Nigerian Poet, Professor, and Playwright J.P. Clark, full name John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, passed away in Nigeria on October 13, 2020. J.P. Clark was born…View More Nigerian Poet, Professor, and Playwright J.P. Clark has passed away.
German literary advocacy organisation Litprom celebrated its fortieth anniversary with events featuring some of the top African writers working today on October 12, 2020. The…View More African authors centred as Litprom celebrates fortieth anniversary.
Linton Kwesi Johnson shared the PEN Pinter Prize 2020 with Amanuel Asrat in a digital ceremony co-hosted by the British Library on October 12, 2020.…View More Linton Kwesi Johnson shares PEN Pinter Prize 2020 with Amanuel Asrat.
The shortlist for the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 has been announced in Lagos today, October 13, 2020. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a new prize…View More Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Lagos.
Niq Mhlongo’s newest novel Paradise In Gaza launched at the new Goethe Namibia series Virtually Yours on October 10, 2020. He was moderated by author…View More Niq Mhlongo’s “Paradise In Gaza” launches at Goethe Namibia’s Virtually Yours.
Ready Set Go Books is publishing Letter From a Plow Nation written by Dr Worku Mulat, and illustrated by Daniel Getahun today, October 9, 2020.…View More Ready Set Go Books publishes “Letter From a Plow Nation.”