For the second year running, Calabash International Literary Festival has been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 driven global health crisis. It will now…View More Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival 2021 cancelled
The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2021 is set to happen at the Hargeysa Cultural Centre, Hargeisa, Somaliland from July 24-29, 2021. The Hargeysa International Book…View More Hargeysa International Book Fair 2021 set for July.
The Heroe Book Fair will be happening concurrently in Mombasa, Kenya, and online from March 22-26, 2021. The festival theme is belonging. Heroe Book Fair,…View More Inaugural Heroe Book Fair kicks off today March 22
The Time of the Writer 2021, one of the continent’s longest-running literary festivals, broadcasts from Durban, South Africa from March 15-21, 2021. The festival theme…View More The Time of the Writer 2021 kicks off on March 15.
The Swahili Literary Festival 2021 which happens at the Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa kicked off today and runs until March 8, 2021. The festival theme…View More Swahili Literary Festival 2021, celebrating women, kicks off in Mombasa.
The African Writers Festival, hosted by Georgia College & State University, runs online from February 26-27, 2021. The festival theme is ‘connections and illumination.’ Contemporary…View More African Writers Festival runs online from February 26-27.
The African Book Festival’s “Voices from the Beginning” from Berlin-based InterKontinental, curated by Kalaf Epalanga, will be streaming live from Munich and Leipzig, Germany from…View More African Book Festival’s “Voices from the Beginning” streams January 28-29
The story of literary festivals and book fairs around African and Black Literature in 2020. Literary festivals and book fairs are a hugely important part…View More Literary Festivals and Book Fairs in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We bring you updates on the African Book Festival in Germany, the Heroe Book Festival in Kenya, and the Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt.…View More Festivals: African Book Festival, Heroe Book Festival, Cairo International Book Fair.
The Abantu Book Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to issues with raising funds in an announcement dated November 30, 2020. The Abantu Book Festival…View More Breaking: Abantu Book Festival 2020 cancelled on funding concerns.
The Lagos Book and Arts Festival 2020 runs in the commercial hub of the West African country from November 9 – 15, 2020. Its theme…View More Lagos Book and Arts Festival 2020 starts today, November 9.
The winners for the African Writers Awards 2020 were announced at the African Writers Conference in Lusaka, Zambia on November 7, 2020. The African Writers…View More African Writers Awards 2020 winners announced in Lusaka.
The Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition featured the seven languages of Kiswahili, Ewe, Lingala, Hausa, Zulu, Amharic, Yoruba, and Shona from October 26 –…View More A snapshot of the Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition.
Shona was the featured language on the last day of the Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition on Monday, November 2, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières,…View More Shona Day at Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition.
Yoruba was the featured language at the Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival…View More Yoruba Day at Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition.