The winners of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2019 announced in Nairobi on February 27, 2020, are Moh’d Khamisi Songoro for poetry…View More Moh’d Khamisi Songoro, Lello Mmassy win Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2019.
Éric Ntumba was announced the winner of the Prix Littéraire Makomi 2020 at the closing ceremony of the Fete Du Livre De Kinshasa 2020 in…View More Éric Ntumba is Prix Littéraire Makomi 2020 winner.
Resokestwe Manenzhe was announced the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2020 winner in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 21, 2020. The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award is…View More Resokestwe Manenzhe is Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2020 winner.
Ukamaka Olisakwe’s newest novel Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right, published by Indigo Press, is out on June 18, 2020. Ukamaka Olisakwe’s first literary…View More Ukamaka Olisakwe’s “Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right” out on June 18.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s novel Patsy is on the US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 shortlist announced on February 19, 2020. The Aspen Words Literary Prize is…View More Nicole Dennis-Benn on US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 shortlist.
Maaza Mengiste and Namwali Serpell are finalists at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 announced on February 19, 2020. Also on the list are…View More Maaza Mengiste, Namwali Serpell are Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 finalists.
Digital Bedbugs, a new anthology edited by Caine Prize winner Makena Onjerika, has been available for readers since January 15, 2020. Makena Onjerika burst onto…View More Makena Onjerika-edited anthology “Digital Bedbugs” available for your reading pleasure.
A fiftieth-anniversary celebration of Nuruddin Farah’s famed debut novel From A Crooked Rib was hosted at the new Cheche Bookshop and Café, Nairobi on Friday,…View More Nuruddin Farah’s “From A Crooked Rib” 50th anniversary celebration in Nairobi.
The cover for Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s novel We, The Scarred, formerly known as Mrs Shaw, has today been revealed by its publisher Paivapo Publishers. Author,…View More Exclusive: Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s novel “We, The Scarred” cover revealed.
Martin Egblewogbe’s short story collection The Waiting, published by flipped eye publishing, is out on February 13, 2020. Martin Egblewogbe is a lecturer at the…View More Martin Egblewogbe’s short story collection “The Waiting” out on February 13.
Nuruddin Farah is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famed debut novel From A Crooked Rib at an event at the Cheche Bookshop…View More Nuruddin Farah to celebrate “From A Crooked Rib” 50th anniversary in Nairobi.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Patsy is on the PEN/Faulkner Award 2020 longlist announced on February 7, 2020. The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a US prize that…View More Nicole Dennis-Benn on PEN/Faulkner Award 2020 longlist
Tanatsei Gambura and Clementine Burnley on Amsterdam Open Book Prize shortlist announced on February 9, 2020. Amsterdam Open Book Prize is an initiative of the…View More Tanatsei Gambura, Clementine Burnley on Amsterdam Open Book Prize shortlist.
The longlist for Prix Les Afriques 2020 was announced on January 18, 2020. Prix Les Afriques was created by the association La Cene Littéraire which…View More The Prix Les Afriques 2020 longlist announced.
The longlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 was announced on February 5, 2020. Afritondo is a media and publishing platform that aims to…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 longlist announced.