We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Jamal Mahjoub, Caroline Kinya Mbaya, Kwei…View More Book Digest: Jamal Mahjoub, Caroline Kinya Mbaya, Kwei Quartey, Cherie Jones
Ayesha Harruna Attah’s The Deep Blue Between is on the longlist of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Awards 2021 announced today, May 6, 2021. The…View More Ayesha Harruna Attah on Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Awards 2021 longlist.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s The First Woman is on the shortlist of the UK’s Royal Society of Literature Encore Award 2021 announced today, May 5, 2021.…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on UK’s Encore Award 2021 shortlist.
Canisia Lubrin and Francesca Ekwuyasi are on the shortlists of the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Awards 2020 announced on May 4, 2021. The Governor General’s…View More Canisia Lubrin, Francesca Ekwuyasi on Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards 2020 shortlists.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Shola von Reinhold are on the shortlist of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2021 announced on May 4, 2021. The…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Shola von Reinhold on James Tait Black Prize 2021 shortlist.
Zukiswa Wanner’s third novel Men of the South was announced as the One Read App offering for May 2021 on April 30, 2021. One Read…View More Zukiswa Wanner’s “Men of the South” for One Read in May 2021.
Lola Shoneyin’s novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Lives was the featured text on the YouTube #AfricaReads challenge featuring over forty Africans from across…View More Lola Shoneyin’s “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Lives” on YouTube #AfricaReads challenge.
The shortlist for the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2020 has been announced today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Short Story Day Africa recognises short story…View More Short Story Day Africa Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Maaza Mengiste and Alyssa Cole won in their categories at the Edgar Awards 2021 announced on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Mystery Writers of America is…View More Maaza Mengiste, Alyssa Cole win at Edgar Awards 2021.
The finalists for the Prix Kourouma 2021 were announced on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. When legendary Ivorian author Ahmadou Kourouma passed away in 2003, the…View More Prix Kourouma 2021 finalists announced.
Yaa Gyasi, Cherie Jones, and Brit Bennett are on the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 announced on April 28, 2021. The Women’s…View More Writers of African descent on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 shortlist.
The finalists for the Ignyte Awards 2021, brought to you by Fiyah Literary Magazine, were announced on April 22, 2021. Fiyah is a quarterly speculative…View More Ignyte Awards 2021 finalists announced.
Louise Hare’s This Lovely City (HQ) is on the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2021 announced today, April 27, 2021. The…View More Louise Hare on UK’s Ondaatje Prize 2021 shortlist
The longlists for the Sunday Times CNA Literary Awards 2021 were announced on April 25, 2021. The Sunday Times Literary Prize, organised by South African…View More Sunday Times CNA Literary Awards 2021 longlists announced
David Diop’s At Night All Blood is Black is on the Man Booker International Prize 2021 shortlist announced on April 22, 2021. The Man Booker…View More David Diop on Man Booker International Prize 2021 shortlist.