Maaza Mengiste was the first novelist to feature on the third day of Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival on Instagram Live on March 25,…View More Maaza Mengiste stars at the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival.
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.
Maaza Mengiste and Namwali Serpell are finalists at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 announced on February 19, 2020. Also on the list are…View More Maaza Mengiste, Namwali Serpell are Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 finalists.
Covering the length and breadth of the African continent, here is a list of literary festivals you can attend in 2020. It is regularly updated…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2020.
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.