The longlist for the Diverse Book Awards 2020, the awards dedicated to diversity in UK writing, was announced on August 24, 2020. The Diverse Book…View More Diverse Book Awards 2020 longlist announced.
The longlist of 39 writers in the running for the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2020, Zambia’s leading literary prize, was revealed on Saturday, August 22,…View More Kalemba Short Story Prize 2020 longlist announced.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today we bring you books by Akwaeke Emezi, Hemley Boum, Nnedi Okorafor,…View More Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Akwaeke Emezi, Moraa Gitaa, Nnedi Okorafor.
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Laila Lalami, Harmony holiday, Morgan Parker, and Dana L. Davis are nominees of the California Book Awards 2020 announced on July 8,…View More African, African American writers who are California Book Awards 2020 nominees.
Yolande Mukagasana’s Not My Time to Die is August’s read at the One Read App available on Google Play Store. One Read is a mobile…View More Yolande Mukagasana’s “Not My Time to Die” is One Read for August 2020.
Ishmael Beah was announced a finalist for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award 2020 on August 5, 2020. Fall for the Book…View More Ishmael Beah is New American Voices Award 2020 finalist.
Okechukwu Nzelu is on the Polari First Book Prize 2020 shortlist announced on July 31, 2020. The Polari First Book Prize was established to celebrate…View More Okechukwu Nzelu on Polari First Book Prize 2020 shortlist.
Addis Ababa Noir, a new anthology edited by Maaza Mengiste and published by Akashic Books, launched at the Strand Books, New York, USA, on August…View More Maaza Mengiste-edited Addis Ababa Noir anthology launches.
N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor won in their categories at the Hugo and Astounding Awards 2020 on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The Hugo and Astounding…View More N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor are Hugo and Astounding Awards 2020 winners.
Makanaka Mavengere featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday, August 3, 2020. She was hosted by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit…View More Makanaka Mavengere at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Helon Habila featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Centreville, USA on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was hosted by Tolu Daniel. Afrolit Sans…View More Helon Habila at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Ashley Hickson-Lovence featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from London, UK on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was moderated by Troy Onyango. Afrolit Sans…View More Ashley Hickson-Lovence at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Kanyinsola Olorunnisola was announced the winner of the K & L Prize 2020 on August 1, 2020. The K & L Prize, founded by New…View More Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is K & L Prize 2020 winner.
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Lagos, Nigeria on Friday, July 31, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda. Afrolit…View More Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Gauz featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Kansas City, USA on Thursday, July 30, 2020. He was hosted by Renee Edwige Dro. Afrolit…View More Gauz at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.