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.
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.
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.
Tsitsi Dangarembga has been arrested by police in Harare, Zimbabwe today, July 31, 2020. Tsitsi Dangarembga started the week being longlisted for the Booker Prize,…View More Booker prize-longlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested #FreeTsitsiDangarembga
Black Lives Matter: Black Writers Guild UK, Black Agents & Editors’ Group. In the wake of the shift in world publishing in the last few…View More Black Writing Matters: Black Writers Guild UK, Black Agents & Editors’ Group.
African and Black writers joined the Black Artists for Freedom coalition on Juneteenth Day, June 19, 2020. Black Artists for Freedom, a new coalition of…View More Writers join Black Artists for Freedom coalition on Juneteenth Day 2020.
A statement from African Authors Sans Frontieres in Solidarity with African-Americans. As African writers without borders who are connected beyond geography with those who live…View More African Authors Sans Frontieres in Solidarity with African-Americans.
Stella Nyanzi was announced the winner of the Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award 2020 on January 16, 2020. PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee, the PEN…View More Stella Nyanzi wins Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award 2020.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was awarded the Catalonia International Prize given by the Catalan government on December 20, 2019. The Catalonia International Prize is given annually,…View More Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o awarded the Catalonia International Prize 2019.
There was a literary caravan with storytellers, writers, poets and more across the three Kenyan counties of Machakos, Nakuru, and Kakamega from May 27-29, 2019.…View More A literary caravan across three Kenyan counties.
Botswana’s Companies and Intellectual Property Authority and Kenya’s eKitabu are on the Accessible Books Consortium Accessibility Awards 2019 shortlist announced on February 14, 2019. The…View More Accessible Books Consortium Accessibility Awards 2019 shortlist features two African organisations.
Nawal El Saadawi is in a critical state after complications with simple eye surgery and needs our help. Nawal El Saadawi is one of the…View More Nawal El Saadawi needs our help. Do your thing Internet.
World Read Aloud Day 2019 was celebrated on February 1 in venues across Africa. World Read Aloud Day, an initiative that aims at ensuring that…View More World Read Aloud Day 2019 celebrated Across Africa on February 1.
World Read Aloud Day 2018 was hosted in various venues on the continent on February 1, 2018. In Kenya, the official event was at the…View More World Read Aloud Day 2018 hosted in Kenya, South Africa
Players for South African premier league squad Orlando Pirates are set to join Zukiswa Wanner at a public reading to children on World Read Aloud…View More Orlando Pirates Players join Zukiswa Wanner at World Read Aloud Day?