Margaret Busby and Lemn Sissay were announced as judges of the Booker Prize 2020 on January 6, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction, founded in…View More Margaret Busby, Lemn Sissay are Booker Prize 2020 judges.
The winners of the Hohe Awards 2019, Ethiopia’s premier literary awards, were announced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 22, 2019. The HOHE Awards were…View More Ethiopia’s Hohe Award 2019 winners announced in Addis Ababa.
The film rights for Maaza Mengiste‘s second novel The Shadow King have been acquired by US film company Atlas Entertainment. On September 24, novelist and…View More Film rights for Maaza Mengiste novel “The Shadow King” acquired by Atlas Entertainment.
The finalists for the Hohe Awards 2019, Ethiopia’s premier literary awards, were announced on October 7, 2019. The HOHE Awards were set up in 2016…View More Ethiopia’s Hohe Awards 2019 finalists announced.
Lemn Sissay received the PEN Pinter Prize 2019 at a ceremony at the British Library in London, UK on October 10, 2019. The PEN Pinter…View More Lemn Sissay receives PEN Pinter Prize 2019 in London.
Maaza Mengiste‘s second novel The Shadow King, published by Norton, will be out on September 24, 2019. Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose…View More Maaza Mengiste‘s new novel “The Shadow King” out on September 24.
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 has been announced today May 20, 2019. The writers shortlisted are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Meron…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 shortlist announced.
Maskarm Haile did a series of readings in several venues in Nairobi for her debut travel book Abyssinian Nomad starting on March 27, 2019. Maskarm…View More Maskarm Haile’s “Abyssinian Nomad” multiple venue Nairobi tour.
Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala are off to residencies in different parts of the world. Residencies are an important part of the…View More Residencies: Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala.
The Asmara Addis Literary Festival (In Exile) is set for Brussels, Belgium on February 9, 2019. The festival is a creation of Eritrean novelist Sulaiman…View More Asmara Addis Literary Festival (In Exile) for Brussels in February.
Dinaw Mengestu has been listed amongst the 32 black male writers of our time on the New York Times. The last decade has seen a…View More Dinaw Mengestu among New York Times 32 black male writers.
Akwaeke Emezi and Nafkote Tamirat are the African writers on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018 list announced on November 19, 2018.…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat on New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018.
The African Writers Trust hosted a mentoring and training workshop moderated by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey alongside Demere Kitunga and Catherine Mark. The workshop was hosted…View More African Writers Trust workshop hosted in Kampala, Uganda.
The Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist has been announced today with twenty writers from ten African countries in the running. The Morland Writing Scholarship is…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist announced.
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist was announced on October 25, 2018. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live…View More The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced.