The finalists for the Hohe Awards 2019, Ethiopia’s premier literary awards, were announced on October 7, 2019. The HOHE Awards were set up in 2016…View More Ethiopia’s Hohe Awards 2019 finalists announced.
Najwa Bin Shatwan and Sawad Hussain have been announced as the winners of the ArabLit Story Prize 2019 for The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur today…View More Najwa Bin Shatwan, Sawad Hussain are ArabLit Story Prize 2019 winners.
Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced the joint winners of the Booker Prize 2019 on October 14, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction is…View More Bernardine Evaristo, other writer are joint Booker Prize 2019 winners.
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms is now available in German. It was translated by Susan Urban and published by Residenz. In 2015, Nigerian…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” now available in German.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 has made a call out for entries today September 8, 2019. The Caine Prize is awarded annually for…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 makes call out for entries.
Masobe Books announced that Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, Michael Afenfia, TJ Benson, Othuke Ominiabohs, and Angel Patricks Amegbe are their new authors on September…View More Masobe Books signs up Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, four others.
The South African Literary Awards 2019 shortlists were announced on October 4, 2019. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced.
The winners of the African Writers Awards 2019 were announced at the African Writers Conference in Nairobi on September 28, 2019. The African Writers Conference…View More African Writers Awards 2019 winners announced in Nairobi.
Erica Sugo Anyadike and Alice Gichuru are on the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 shortlist announced on October 1,…View More Erica Sugo Anyadike, Alice Gichuru on Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 shortlist.
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.