Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the fiction longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 20, 2019. The US…View More Laila Lalami on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Siphiwo Mahala’s newest short story collection Red Apple Dreams is out on the first week of October 2019. Siphiwo Mahala introduced himself to the African…View More Siphiwo Mahala’s “Red Apple Dreams” out in October 2019.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel The Barefoot Woman is on the longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 17, 2019. The US National…View More Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the shortlist in the Fiction category of the Kirkus Prize 2019 announced on September 17, 2018. Kirkus…View More Laila Lalami makes US Kirkus Prize 2019 shortlist.
Akwaeke Emezi’s novel Pet is on the longlist for the National Book Awards 2019 in the Young People’s Literature category announced on September 16, 2019.…View More Akwaeke Emezi on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Andrew Maina launched three new books at the Cascade Premier Restaurant in Thika, Kenya on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Andrew Maina launched three books starting…View More Andrew Maina launches three books in Thika, Kenya.
We share six opportunities for writers to showcase their work and learn across the continent. It’s a good time in the African literary scene with…View More Callouts: Jalada, Arablit Quarterly, Colour Culture Arts, Rari Poetry, Commonwealth, Myaambo.
The shortlist for the ArabLit Story Prize 2019 was announced on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The ArabLit Story Prize is an award celebrating the best…View More ArabLit Story Prize 2019 shortlist unveiled.
Noor Naga was announced the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2019 winner for her manuscript American Girl and Boy from Shobrakheit on September 12, 2019. US-based…View More Noor Naga is the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2019 winner.
Irenosen Okojie’s newest short story collection Nudibranch makes its debut out on November 7, 2019. Irenosen Okojie’s writing has featured in The New York Times,…View More Irenosen Okojie’s “Nudibranch” out on November 7.
The shortlists for the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2019 were announced by the Kenya Publishers Association on September 9, 2019. The…View More The Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2019 shortlists announced.
Siphiwe Ndlovu and Terry Kurgan are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 announced today, September 6, 2019. The Sunday Times Literary Prize,…View More Siphiwe Ndlovu, Terry Kurgan are Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 winners.
Jude Idada, Dunni Olatunde, and O T Begho are the three writers on the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 shortlist announced in Lagos, Nigeria on…View More Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 shortlist announced in Lagos.
Yejide Kilanko is on the shortlist for the Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 announced on September 3, 2019. The Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction,…View More Yejide Kilanko on Canada’s Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 shortlist.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Mohale Mashigo are on the judging panel of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 announced today, September 3, 2019. The Commonwealth…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Mohale Mashigo to judge Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020.