Fred Khumalo has revealed the cover for his newest fiction title The Longest March, published by Umuzi, set to make its debut on September 2019.…View More Fred Khumalo reveals cover for his newest fiction title “The Longest March.”
Adam El Shalakany was announced the winner of the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 on August 5, 2019. Noel Cheruto was the first runner…View More Adam El Shalakany is Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 winner.
After over a year and a half of no activity, there has been serious movement on the 9mobile Prize for African Literature. The 9mobile Prize…View More 9mobile Prize for African Literature: new information on the prize.
Pan Macmillan South Africa announced on July 25, 2019, that Angela Makholwa’s third novel Black Widow Society is set to go into production for film…View More Angela Makholwa’s “Black Widow Society” set for the big screen.
Patrice Nganang’s novel When the Plums Are Ripe, published by Macmillan imprint Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, is out on August 13, 2019. Patrice Nganang is…View More Patrice Nganang’s novel “When the Plums Are Ripe” out on August 13.
Mubanga Kalimamukwento and Foday Mannah. are the two Africans on the Bristol Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist announced on July 24, 2019. The Bristol Short…View More Mubanga Kalimamukwento, Foday Mannah on UK’s Bristol Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist.
Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift and Tope Folarin’s A Particular Kind of Black Man are on the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2019 longlist…View More Namwali Serpell, Tope Folarin on US’s Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2019 longlist.
Tope Folarin’s debut novel A Particular Kind of Black Man will be published by Simon & Shuster on August 6, 2019. Tope Folarin burst onto…View More Tope Folarin’s debut novel “A Particular Kind of Black Man” out on August 6.
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Bernardine Evaristo, and Chigozie Obioma are on the Booker Prize 2019 longlist announced on July 23, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction is…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma on Booker Prize 2019 longlist.
Kelechi Njoku was announced as one of the residents of the Kehinde Wiley founded Black Rock Residency in Dakar, Senegal on July 22, 2019. Kehinde…View More Kelechi Njoku gets nod for Senegal’s Black Rock Residency.
Abdellatif Laâbi was announced as a finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2020 for his novel Beyond the Barbed Wire on July 22, 2019. The Neustadt…View More Moroccan Abdellatif Laâbi is US’s Neustadt Prize 2020 finalist.
The shortlists for the South African Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 were announced on July 21, 2019. The Sunday Times Literary Prize, organised by South…View More South Africa’s Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced.
The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 longlist was announced in Lagos, Nigeria on July 18, 2019. The Nigeria Prize for Literature was founded to honour…View More Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 longlist announced.
The Syncity NG anniversary anthology and prize winners were announced on July 17, 2019. Syncity NG was founded by Nigerian writer Cynthia Osuchukwu as a…View More Syncity NG anniversary anthology and prize winners announced.
Namwali Serpell did a series of events to promote her debut novel The Old Drift in Lusaka, Zambia from June 12-15, 2019. Namwali Serpell’s debut…View More Namwali Serpell’s tour of “The Old Drift” in Lusaka, Zambia.