Marlon James presented his newest novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf at Liverpool Black History Month on October 14, 2020. He was moderated by Irenosen Okojie.…View More Marlon James presents “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” at Liverpool Black History Month.
Lola Olufemi, Sharma Taylor, and Joshua Idehen are on the shortlists for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2020 announced on October 6, 2020.…View More Lola Olufemi, Sharma Taylor, Joshua Idehen on Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2020 shortlists.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Fred D’Aguiar, and Safiya Sinclair are three of the featured poets on the Poetry Book Society 2020 winter selections announced on September…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Safiya Sinclair, Fred D’Aguiar on Poetry Book Society 2020 winter selections.
Ayobami Adebayo, Sara Collins, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Léonora Miano, and Johary Ravaloson, are on the shortlist for Prix Les Afriques 2020 announced on August 12,…View More Prix Les Afriques 2020 shortlist announced.
Nisi Shawl, K. Tempest Bradford, and Marlon James were among the winners of the Locus Awards 2020 announced on June 27, 2020. The Locus Awards…View More Nisi Shawl, K. Tempest Bradford, and Marlon James are Locus Awards 2020 winners.
Kei Miller, Okechukwu Nzelu are on the longlists for the Polari First Book Prize 2020 and Polari Prize 2020 announced on June 23, 2020. The…View More Kei Miller, Okechukwu Nzelu on Polari Prize 2020 longlists.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s novel Patsy won at the Lambda Literary Awards 2020 announced on June 1, 2020. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they…View More Nicole Dennis-Benn is Lambda Literary Awards 2020 winner.
Namwali Serpell and Marlon James were announced winners at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 on Friday, April 17, 2020. The Los Angeles Times…View More Namwali Serpell, Marlon James win Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019.
Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet, and the anthology The Heart of the Matter: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume III are on the Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists…View More Akwaeke Emezi, The Gerald Kraak Anthology on Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists.
Maaza Mengiste and Namwali Serpell are finalists at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 announced on February 19, 2020. Also on the list are…View More Maaza Mengiste, Namwali Serpell are Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 finalists.
Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the fiction longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 20, 2019. Also on…View More Laila Lalami on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
The winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 was announced and sadly for us rabid Africa watchers it went to another continent. The winner…View More South African misses out on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016
Scholastique Mukasonga has made the International Dublin Literary Award 2016 shortlist. Also on that list is A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James who won…View More Scholastique Mukasonga on International Dublin Literary Award 2016 shortlist
They announced the winner for the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the winner is Jamaican novelist Marlon James for his book A Brief History of…View More Marlon James is the Man Booker Prize winner 2015
The Fishermen by Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma and published by One/Pushkin Press has made the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize 2015. Also on…View More Chigozie Obioma makes the Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist