Edwidge Danticat and Yaa Gyasi were among the recipients of the Vilcek Prize 2020 announced on February 1, 2020. The Vilcek Foundation was established in…View More Edwidge Danticat, Yaa Gyasi are U.S.’ Vilcek Prize 2020 recipients.
Jarred Thompson’s short story Good Help Is Hard to Find was announced the winner of the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 on March 27, 2020.…View More Jarred Thompson wins Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020.
Namwali Serpell was announced an Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020 winner on March 30, 2020. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions…View More Namwali Serpell is US’ Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020 winner.
Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel A Small Silence is on the Royal Society of London’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 Longlist announced on March 26, 2020. The Royal…View More Jumoke Verissimo on Royal Society of London’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 Longlist.
Hawa Jande Golakai was the final participant on the second day of Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival on Facebook on March 24, 2020. The…View More Hawa Jande Golakai at the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival.
Leye Adenle talked sex and writing as the second participant at the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival on March 23, 2020. The Afrolit Sans…View More Leye Adenle talks sex and writing at Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, the AKO Caine Prize dinner which was due to take place on Tuesday, June 23 has been postponed to a later…View More COVID-19: AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 dinner postponed.
Namwali Serpell was announced a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2020, alongside seven other writers, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Windham-Campbell Prize was established…View More Namwali Serpell is Windham-Campbell Prize 2020 recipient.
The ArabLit Story Prize 2020, which is seeking submissions, announced on March 15 that this year’s judges are Sawad Hussain, Hilal Chouman, and Donia Kamal.…View More Submissions sought for the ArabLit Story Prize 2020 as judges announced.
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.
Here are opportunities for those who are want to submit poetry, prose or other art for March 2020. Kweli Journal. Launched in December 2009, Kweli…View More Opportunities for African writers for March 2020.
The shortlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Afritondo is a platform that aims to connect with…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Kenya’s newest writing star Makena Maganjo launched her debut novel South B’s Finest at the Goethe-Institut, Nairobi on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Goethe-Institut has…View More A star is born as Makena Maganjo’s “South B’s Finest” launches in Nairobi.
Frances Mensah Williams’ newest novel “Imperfect Arrangements” was unveiled to the public on March 6, 2020, which also happens to be Ghana’s Independence Day. Frances…View More Frances Mensah Williams’ “Imperfect Arrangements” unveiled on March 6, 2020.
Bethuel Muthee, Ema Tinje, and James Murua were the featured writers at the “Nairobi | Maps of Exile” Literary Salon at the Coffee Casa, Nairobi…View More Bethuel Muthee, Ema Tinje, James Murua feature on Nairobi | Maps of Exile Literary Salon.