Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was announced as the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020 for her book Tous tes enfants dispersés…View More Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020 winner
There are thirteen African, African American finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards announced on Monday, January 25, 2021. The National Book Critics Circle,…View More African American finalists at the US National Book Critics Circle Awards 2020
Akwaeke Emezi and Raven Leilani are on the longlist of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 announced today, January 21, 2020. Dylan Thomas was…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Raven Leilani on Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 longlist
There are several Africans on the longlist of the Rathbone Folio Prize 2021 announced today, January 20, 2021. The Rathbones Folio Prize is a literary…View More Africans feature on Rathbone Folio Prize 2021 longlist.
The longlists for the British Science Fiction Awards were announced on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The British Science Fiction Awards are literary awards presented annually…View More British Science Fiction Awards 2020 longlists announced.
PEN International gave its PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression 2021 to Tsitsi Dangarembga on January 13, 2021. PEN International Award for Freedom of…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Award for Freedom of Expression 2021
We present to you the awards we covered here at James Murua Literary that were presented around African and Black Literature in 2020. Like any…View More Literary Awards in African and Black Literature in 2020.
Andrew Herbert Omuna was announced the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Babishai Haiku…View More Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.
The longlists for the PEN America literary awards 2021 were announced today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Here are the Africans and African Americans in the…View More African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.
The shortlists for the Sawiris Cultural Award 2020 were announced on December 15, 2020. The Sawiris Cultural Award, open to Egyptian nationals, is one of…View More Sawiris Awards 2020 emerging-author shortlists announced.
Chigozie Obioma was announced as one of the judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 on December 15, 2020. The Booker Prize for Fiction…View More Chigozie Obioma is Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 judge.
Ayobami Adebayo’s Reste Avec Moi was awarded the Prix Les Afriques 2020 in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Prix Les Afriques is…View More Ayobami Adebayo awarded Prix Les Afriques 2020 in virtual ceremony
The winners of the Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020, the first edition, were announced on December 12, 2020. The Barjeel Poetry Prize is an international competition…View More Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah was announced as one of the two winners of the William Saroyan International Prize 2020 on December 9, 2020. The William Saroyan…View More Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is William Saroyan International Prize 2020 winner.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received the Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award at a ceremony on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The Women’s Prize for…View More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award.