Six writers feature on the shortlist for the Prix Kourouma 2021 announced in Geneva, Switzerland on May 31, 2021. When legendary Ivorian author Ahmadou Kourouma…View More Prix Kourouma 2021 shortlist announced in Geneva
Olive Otele, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Brit Bennett, and Akwaeke Emezi are on the shortlists for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021 announced on Friday, May…View More Writers of African descent on Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021 shortlist.
The shortlists for the Nommo Awards 2021 were announced to the public by the African Speculative Fiction Society on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The African…View More Nommo Awards 2021 shortlists announced by African Speculative Fiction Society.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Patrice Lawrence were declared the winners of the Jhalak Prize 2021 on May 25, 2021. The Jhalak Prize for Book of…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Patrice Lawrence win Jhalak Prize 2021
Amine Al Ghozzi’s Zindali: The Night of 14 January 2011 was announced to be a laureate of the European Union Prize for Literature 2021 on…View More Amine Al Ghozzi is European Union Prize for Literature 2021 laureate
Rosanna Amaka’s The Book of Echoes is on the shortlist for the Royal Society for Literature’s Christopher Bland Prize 2021 announced on May 17, 2021.…View More Rosanna Amaka on UK’s Christopher Bland Prize 2021 shortlist.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Kei Miller, Koleka Putuma, TJ Benson,…View More Book Digest: Kei Miller, Koleka Putuma, TJ Benson, Sharon Dodua Otoo
Raven Leilani’s novel Luster was announced the winner of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Dylan Thomas was a…View More Raven Leilani wins Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021.
The longlists for the Nommo Awards 2021 were unveiled to the public on Thursday, May 13, 2021 The African Speculative Society introduced The Nommo Awards…View More African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2021 longlists announced.
In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in May 2021.…View More Opportunities for writers, poets and publishers for May 2021.
Translations for books by Hemley Boum, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Sulaiman Addonia, and Brandon Taylor are currently available for your reading pleasure. Book: De Daagen Komen…View More Translations: Hemley Boum, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Brandon Taylor, Sulaiman Addonia
Rémy Ngamije and Roland Watson-Grant are two of the winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021, announced today, May 12, 2021. The Commonwealth Short…View More Rémy Ngamije, Roland Watson-Grant are Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021 winners
Kigali-based Huza Press has a new residency for writers and starts a new literary series on May 15, 2021. Huza Press, a publisher with several…View More Rwanda’s Huza Press offers new residency, announces new literary series.
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.