Fadimatou Bello, Fritz Bell, and Albert Thierry Nkili Abu are the three finalists for Prix Kon Nnanga 2019 announced on October 14, 2019. Jean-Louis Njemba…View More Finalists for Prix Kon Nnanga 2019 announced in Cameroon.
Ben Okri’s most recent novel The Freedom Artist has been available in Italian as La Liberta since July 4, 2019. Ben Okri is one of…View More Ben Okri novel “The Freedom Artist” available in Italian.
Tsitsi Dangarembga and Thandi Sebe were the final acts at the Artistic Encounters series for 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi on November 27, 2019. They…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga, Thandi Sebe wrap up Artistic Encounters for 2019.
Khalil Diallo was announced the winner of Prix Aminata Sow Fall for Creativity, for his manuscript The Spring of Regrets in Dakar, Senegal on Sunday,…View More Khalil Diallo is Prix Aminata Sow Fall 2019 winner.
The Tamil translation of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms was announced as Tamil’s best translation of the year on December 8,…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” Tamil translation feted.
The winners of the Somali Literature Awards 2019 were announced in Garowe, Somalia on October 16, 2019. The first edition of the Somali Literature Awards…View More Somali Literature Awards 2019 winners announced in Garowe.
The scholars selected for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 was announced on November 22, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 scholars announced.
The winners of the Ghana Association of Writers Awards 2019 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Ghana Association of Writers…View More Ghana Association of Writers Awards 2019 winners announced in Accra.
Lunaris has made a callout for the inaugural Toyin Fálọlá Prize for entries from writers from across Africa. Here is the official communication from the…View More Inaugural Toyin Fálọlá Prize makes callout for entries.
The finalists for the Quramo Writers Prize 2019 have been announced today November 18, 2019, in Lagos. The Quramo Writers’ Prize is an award celebrating…View More Quramo Writers Prize 2019 finalists announced in Lagos.
Noviolet Bulawayo’s award-winning debut novel We Need New Names is available in Italian as C‘è Bisogno Di Nuovi Nomi. In 2011, Noviolet Bulawayo won the…View More Noviolet Bulawayo’s “We Need New Names” available in Italian.
Laila Lalami novel The Other Americans is on the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 longlist announced on November 14, 2019. Also on the longlist are…View More Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans” on US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 longlist.
There was a reading that featured writers, including Ndinda Kioko, at the Haenalem Café, Nairobi on November 9, 2019. The writer is currently a Macdowell…View More Ndinda Kioko joins writers in Nairobi reading, now at Macdowell Colony.
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer was announced winner in the “Best First Novel” category at the Anthony Awards 2019 on November…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite novel is US’ Anthony Award 2019 winner.
The cover for Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s second novel The First Woman, to be published by Oneworld on June 4, 2020, has been revealed. Jennifer Nansubuga…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s novel “The First Woman” cover revealed.