Maaza Mengiste’s Il Re Ombra (The Shadow King) translated by Anna Nadotti was revealed to be the winner of Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021 on…View More Maaza Mengiste wins Premio Gregor von Rezzori 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.
Nnedi Okorafor, Maaza Mengiste, Kwei Quartey, Elisabeth Thomas, and Alyssa Cole are finalists of the Edgar Awards 2021 announced on January 25, 2021. Mystery Writers…View More African, African American finalists at Edgar Awards 2021.
Meron Hadero’s short story collection manuscript Preludes was announced the winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing 2020 on November 18, 2020.…View More Meron Hadero is Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing 2020 winner.
Amharic was the featured language at the Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival…View More Amharic Day at Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition.
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.”
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, and Brandon Taylor are on the shortlist for the Booker Prize 2020 announced on September 15, 2020. The Booker Prize for…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Brandon Taylor on Booker Prize 2020 shortlist.
Addis Ababa Noir, a new anthology edited by Maaza Mengiste and published by Akashic Books, launched at the Strand Books, New York, USA, on August…View More Maaza Mengiste-edited Addis Ababa Noir anthology launches.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Kiley Reid, and Brandon Taylor are on the longlist for the Booker Prize 2020 announced on July 27, 2020. The Booker…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Kiley Reid, Brandon Taylor on Booker Prize 2020 longlist.
Songs We Learn from Trees, an Ethiopian poetry anthology edited by Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, which styles itself as the “first in the English…View More “Songs We Learn from Trees,” a pioneering Ethiopian poetry anthology launches.
Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières was hosted by African writers from cities all over the world over the Internet from April 20-27, 2020. The…View More A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.
Maaza Mengiste’s second novel The Shadow King is going to the big screen with Kasi Lemmons as director. Maaza Mengiste is the author of the…View More Maaza Mengiste’s novel “The Shadow King” is going to the big screen.
Afrolit Sans Frontières was hosted by African writers from cities around the world from Monday, March 23 to Monday, March 30, 2020. The Afrolit Sans…View More A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 1.
Maaza Mengiste was the first novelist to feature on the third day of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Instagram Live from Zurich, Switzerland on March 25,…View More Maaza Mengiste stars at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 1
Maaza Mengiste was announced as one of the winners of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 in New York, USA on March 11,…View More Maaza Mengiste is American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 winner.