Idza Luhumyo was announced the winner of the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2021 today, June 21, 2021. Second and third were Mbozi Haimbe and…View More Idza Luhumyo wins Short Story Day Africa Prize 2021
The NYrobi Book Fest is a new initiative set to be hosted by the Alliance Française de Nairobi on June 25-26, 2021. In 2019, the…View More Alliance Française de Nairobi to host NYrobi Book Fest on June 25-26.
The nominees for the African Christian Authors Book Awards were announced in Nairobi on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The African Christian Authors Book Award program…View More African Christian Authors Book Awards Nominees announced.
Storymoja Publishers will be attempting to break the world record in number of people reading aloud at the same time at the Kenyan National Read…View More Storymoja National Read Aloud Campaign attempts world record.
The shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 has been announced today, June 2, 2021. It features Doreen Baingana, Meron Hadero, Rémy…View More AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 shortlist announced.
Naivas Supermarket, one of the biggest retailers in Kenya, made a callout for books from writers and publishers from the East African nation on May…View More Massive retailer Naivas Supermarket seeks books from Kenyan writers
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Jamal Mahjoub, Caroline Kinya Mbaya, Kwei…View More Book Digest: Jamal Mahjoub, Caroline Kinya Mbaya, Kwei Quartey, Cherie Jones
The shortlist for the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2021 has been announced today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Short Story Day Africa recognises short story…View More Short Story Day Africa Prize 2021 shortlist announced.
The African Christian Authors Book Awards are set to be hosted for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The African Christian Authors Book Award program…View More African Christian Authors Book Awards for Nairobi, Kenya.
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and David Diop are on the longlist of the Man Booker International Prize 2021 announced on March 29, 2021. The Man Booker…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, David Diop on Man Booker International Prize 2021 longlist.
Kenyan novelist Charles Mangua, whose most famous book was Son of Woman, passed away on March 20, 2021. Charles Mangua was the writer of novels…View More Kenyan novelist Charles Mangua has passed away.
The Heroe Book Fair will be happening concurrently in Mombasa, Kenya, and online from March 22-26, 2021. The festival theme is belonging. Heroe Book Fair,…View More Inaugural Heroe Book Fair kicks off today March 22
Here is information on the latest issues of 8 literary magazines that offer some of the best writing by Africans on the continent and in…View More 8 Literary magazines from Africa and its diaspora to read today
The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize announced the new Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction 2021 today, March 9, 2021. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African…View More Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize presents Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction 2021.
The Swahili Literary Festival 2021 which happens at the Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa kicked off today and runs until March 8, 2021. The festival theme…View More Swahili Literary Festival 2021, celebrating women, kicks off in Mombasa.