Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer was announced winner in the “Best First Novel” category at the Anthony Awards 2019 on November…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite novel is US’ Anthony Award 2019 winner.
The cover for Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s second novel The First Woman, to be published by Oneworld on June 4, 2020, has been revealed. Jennifer Nansubuga…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s novel “The First Woman” cover revealed.
A Igoni Barrett debut novel Blackass has been available to Chinese readers since 2017. We have covered A. Igoni Barrett on this blog mainly because…View More A Igoni Barrett’s debut novel “Blackass” available in Chinese.
The winners of the South African Literary Awards 2019 have been announced in Johannesburg this evening, November 7, 2019. The South African Literary Awards, popularly…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 winners announced in Johannesburg.
Mohammed Abdelnabi was announced the winner of the Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2019 for his novel La Chambre de l’araignée, which is translated from…View More Mohammed Abdelnabi is Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2019 winner.
Yewande Omotoso’s second novel The Woman Next Door is now available in Catalan as La Veina De Costat. Yewande Omotoso is the writer of two…View More Yewande Omotoso’s “The Woman Next Door” now available in Catalan.
Cheluchi Onyemelukwe’s novel The Son of The House won the best international fiction prize at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 on October 30, 2019.…View More Cheluchi Onyemelukwe wins at Sharjah International Book Fair 2019.
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.
Colson Whitehead’s novel The Nickel Boys was announced the winner in the fiction category of the Kirkus Prize 2019 on October 24, 2019. Kirkus Reviews…View More Colson Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” wins Kirkus Prize 2019.
Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced on October 25, 2019, for her book Bird Summons. The Saltire Literary Awards were…View More Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.
The shortlist for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 was announced today, October 25, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 shortlist announced.
Kagiso Lesego Molope novel This Book Betrays My Brother was announced the winner of the Ottawa Book Award 2019 on October 16, 2019. Since 1985,…View More Kagiso Lesego Molope wins Canada’s Ottawa Book Award 2019.
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.
Temitope Owolabi is on the shortlist for the Mo Siewcharran Prize 2019 announced on October 23, 2019. The Mo Siewcharran Prize was launched in April…View More Temitope Owolabi on UK’s Mo Siewcharran Prize 2019 shortlist.
Kagiso Lesego Molope was announced the winner of the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award 2019 on October 15, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur and Sulaiman Addonia came…View More Kagiso Lesego Molope is Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award 2019 winner.