The K & L Prize for African Literature 2020 has made a call for short story entries from young African writers on the theme, Africanfuturism.…View More K & L Prize for African Literature 2020 makes calls for short story entries (young writers).
Scholastique Mukasonga’s The Barefoot Woman was translated into Spanish in 2018. Scholastique Mukasonga is a Rwandan author of the novels Notre-Dame du Nil (2012) (English…View More Scholastique Mukasonga’s “The barefoot woman” available in Spanish.
Tade Thompson’s The Rosewater Insurrection, the second in the Wormwood Trilogy series, became available to the reading public on March 12, 2019. On July 17,…View More Tade Thompson’s “The Rosewater Insurrection” came out on March 12.
The finalists for Prix Ivoire 2019, the leading literary prize from Cote D’Ivoire, were announced on August 9, 2019. The Prix Ivoire is an award…View More Cote D’Ivoire’s Prix Ivoire 2019 finalists announced.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was the featured guest at the MacMillan Memorial Library on Saturday, August 3, 2019. She was moderated by Nanjala Nyabola. Yvonne Adhiambo…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor at the MacMillan Memorial Library.
Billy Kahora’s long-awaited short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories launched at Pawa254 in Nairobi, Kenya on August 1, 2019. Billy…View More Billy Kahora’s “The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories” launches in Nairobi.
It has emerged that Ayobami Adebayo is the winner of the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 for her debut novel Stay With Me today, August…View More Ayobami Adebayo is 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 winner.
Yejide Kilanko is on the longlist for the Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 announced on August 6, 2019. The Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction,…View More Yejide Kilanko on Canada’s Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 longlist.
Ali Hilal Ali had a reading of his novel Mmeza Fupa at the Soma Book Café in Dar es Salaam on July 27, 2019. Ali…View More Ali Hilal Ali reads “Mmeza Fupa” at Soma Cafe, Dar es Salaam.
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.