Ayesha Harruna Attah’s The Deep Blue Between is on the longlist of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Awards 2021 announced today, May 6, 2021. The…View More Ayesha Harruna Attah on Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Awards 2021 longlist.
The longlist for the UK Women’s Prize for Literature 2021, featuring four African writers, was announced on March 10, 2021. The Women’s Prize for Fiction…View More African writers feature on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 longlist.
Ghana’s Entertainment Achievement Awards 2021 shortlists, featuring literary entries, were announced on February 16, 2021. The Entertainment Achievement Awards seeks to recognise, unearth, spotlight, encourage…View More Ghana’s Entertainment Achievement Awards 2021 shortlists announced.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn:…View More Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)
Howard Meh-Buh Maximus, Kobina Ankomah-Graham, Okwiri Oduor, and Sarah Uheida were announced the winners of the Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 today, November 24, 2020. The…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 winners announced.
The longlist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 was announced on November 10, 2020. The Aspen Words Literary Prize is an annual award for…View More Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist announced.
There are several activities lined up across the continent as International African Writer’s Day is celebrated on November 7, 2020. International African Writer’s Day was…View More International African Writer’s Day, November 7, set for several literary activities.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes launched his newest poetry collection The Geez, published by Peepal Press, on October 15, 2020. His discussant on the day was Toni…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes launches new poetry collection “The Geez.”
Ama Ata Aidoo was hosted for an event dubbed “A Life Masterclass” by NYU Accra on October 15, 2020. The evening also doubled up as…View More Ama Ata Aidoo: A Life Masterclass in Accra, Ghana
The shortlist for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 was announced today, October 19, 2020. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 shortlist announced.
Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2020 runs both in-person and virtually in Accra, Ghana from October 16-18, then again on October 29, 2020. In 2017,…View More Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2020 kicks off in Accra on October 16.
The shortlist for the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 has been announced in Lagos today, October 13, 2020. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a new prize…View More Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Lagos.
In our continuing Book Digest series, we share with you new books from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, and Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi,…View More Book Digest: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse
The longlists for the African Writers Awards 2020 were announced on September 28, 2020. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development…View More African Writers Awards 2020 longlists announced.
There are 24 writers on the longlist for the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 announced on September 14, 2020. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a new…View More Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 longlist announced in Lagos.