Writers of African descent won big at the Lambda Literary Awards 2021 announced on the evening of Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The Lambda Literary Awards,…View More Writers of African descent win at the Lambda Literary Awards 2021.
The shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 has been announced today, June 2, 2021. It features Doreen Baingana, Meron Hadero, Rémy…View More AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 shortlist announced.
Ghana Library Authority and Editora Trinta Zero Nove were declared winners at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021 today, June 1, 2021. The…View More African winners at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021.
The Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards, biannual awards recognising writers, poets, and visual artists published in Doek! Literary Magazine, were unveiled on May 31, 2021.…View More Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards for Namibia
Six writers feature on the shortlist for the Prix Kourouma 2021 announced in Geneva, Switzerland on May 31, 2021. When legendary Ivorian author Ahmadou Kourouma…View More Prix Kourouma 2021 shortlist announced in Geneva
Olive Otele, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Brit Bennett, and Akwaeke Emezi are on the shortlists for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021 announced on Friday, May…View More Writers of African descent on Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021 shortlist.
The shortlists for the Nommo Awards 2021 were announced to the public by the African Speculative Fiction Society on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The African…View More Nommo Awards 2021 shortlists announced by African Speculative Fiction Society.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Patrice Lawrence were declared the winners of the Jhalak Prize 2021 on May 25, 2021. The Jhalak Prize for Book of…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Patrice Lawrence win Jhalak Prize 2021
Johny Pitts’ Afropeans, Notes from Black Europe was announced the winner of the European Essay Prize on May 20, 2021. The European Essay Award is…View More Johny Pitts is European Essay Prize 2021 winner
Maryse Condé was awarded the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca 2021 by the Institut de France (Fondations) on May 17, 2021. The Prix Mondial Cino…View More Maryse Condé is Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca 2021 recipient
Amine Al Ghozzi’s Zindali: The Night of 14 January 2011 was announced to be a laureate of the European Union Prize for Literature 2021 on…View More Amine Al Ghozzi is European Union Prize for Literature 2021 laureate
Margaret Busby was revealed to be the recipient of the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award today, May 20, 2021. The London Book Fair, first…View More Margaret Busby to be awarded London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rosanna Amaka’s The Book of Echoes is on the shortlist for the Royal Society for Literature’s Christopher Bland Prize 2021 announced on May 17, 2021.…View More Rosanna Amaka on UK’s Christopher Bland Prize 2021 shortlist.
David Olusoga’s Black and British: A Short, Essential History was the sole Black winner at British Book Awards 2021 announced on May 13, 2021. The…View More David Olusoga is solo Black winner at British Book Awards 2021.
Raven Leilani’s novel Luster was announced the winner of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Dylan Thomas was a…View More Raven Leilani wins Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021.