East African based prizes, Kendeka Prize for African Literature, and the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature have made call outs for unpublished work.…View More Kendeka Prize for African Literature, Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize seek entries.
The longlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021 was announced on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Afritondo, a new platform that aims to connect with…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021 longlist announced.
Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was announced as the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020 for her book Tous tes enfants dispersés…View More Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020 winner
In our continuing monthly series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in January…View More Opportunities for writers, poets, and publishers for January 2021.
There are thirteen African, African American finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards announced on Monday, January 25, 2021. The National Book Critics Circle,…View More African American finalists at the US National Book Critics Circle Awards 2020
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Dreams and Assorted Nightmares is the One Read App offering for January 2021. One Read is a mobile application, brought to you…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s ‘Dreams and Assorted Nightmares’ for One Read in January 2021.
Akwaeke Emezi and Raven Leilani are on the longlist of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 announced today, January 21, 2020. Dylan Thomas was…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Raven Leilani on Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 longlist
We present to you the awards we covered here at James Murua Literary that were presented around African and Black Literature in 2020. Like any…View More Literary Awards in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We shine a light on the many books that were produced in African and Black Literature and give you our top picks. It was a…View More Books in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn:…View More Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)
With the holiday upon us, here is information on the latest issues of 7 literary journals that offer some of the best writing coming out…View More 7 literary journals from Africa to read over the holiday period.
The longlists for the PEN America literary awards 2021 were announced today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Here are the Africans and African Americans in the…View More African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.
The shortlists for the Sawiris Cultural Award 2020 were announced on December 15, 2020. The Sawiris Cultural Award, open to Egyptian nationals, is one of…View More Sawiris Awards 2020 emerging-author shortlists announced.
Chigozie Obioma was announced as one of the judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 on December 15, 2020. The Booker Prize for Fiction…View More Chigozie Obioma is Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 judge.
Ayobami Adebayo’s Reste Avec Moi was awarded the Prix Les Afriques 2020 in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Prix Les Afriques is…View More Ayobami Adebayo awarded Prix Les Afriques 2020 in virtual ceremony