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?
Academic, Writer and poet Patrice Nganang remains incarcerated days after being arrested by Cameroon security forces at the Douala airport on Thursday December 7. Patrice…View More Cameroon writer and poet Patrice Nganang arrested
Nadifa Mohamed is leading the charge to fundraise for an ambulance service for Somalis. The horrific truck bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 14, 2017…View More Nadifa Mohamed leads charge to fundraise for Somali ambulance service
Kenya’s top rapper Frasha is looking at supporting young minds by finding sustainable ways to build capacity for a Mathare based kids library under his…View More Kenyan rap star Frasha to help expand library in Nairobi
Yesterday I blogged that the license for the Sudanese Writers Union (SWU) had been revoked by the ministry of culture of that country making it…View More Malawi Writers Union in support of beleaguered Sudan Writers Union
The license for the Sudanese Writers Union (SWU) was revoked on 29th January by the ministry of culture of that country. The revocation has been…View More Support comes in for embattled Sudanese Writers Union
The African Literature Association (ALA) has seen the madness happening in Gaza in the Middle East and decided that enough is enough. The organisation in…View More African literature Association endorses academic boycott of Israel