Goethe-Institut presents #AFROYOUNGADULT: A talent-search for Young Adult Fiction from Africa

Meet the facilitators for the Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshops.

The team running the Goethe sponsored #AfroYoungAdult project have announced the facilitators for the workshops to be conducted across eight African cities. In September 2018,…

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Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlists

Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlist announced.

The Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlists were announced on December 27, 2018. The awards are the First Book Award and Independent Writers Award.…

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Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist .

Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist announced; no official winner awarded.

The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on December 16, 2018. No finalist will be awarded this year. The Golden Baobab Prize, established in…

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Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist announced.

Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist announced.

The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 longlist has been announced today on December 7, 2018. The longlist features twelve African children’s authors and illustrators from six…

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Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.

Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.

The Arabic edition of Yaa Gyasi debut novel Homegoing was presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 4, 2018. The translation of…

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Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist.

CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist announced.

The CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on August 2, 2018. The five in the running for the prize…

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Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced.

Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2018 nominees have been announced and feature writers and poets with African roots. They include Lesley Nneka Arimah, Peter Kimani,…

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Warsan Shire headlines UK’s “Africa Writes” festival 2018.

Warsan Shire headlines UK’s “Africa Writes” festival 2018.

Poet Warsan Shire will headline the Africa Writes festival 2018 in London from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual…

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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist has been announced. The Africa regional shortlist featured Harriet Anena, Fred Khumalo, Cheryl Ntumy, Michelle Sacks, Efua Traoré,…

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