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.
Today, Sahifa, a new platform for research, journalism, art, and literature, with a strong focus on Eastern African stories has been launched. Sahifa is a…View More Announcing Sahifa, a new platform for research, journalism, art, and literature.
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.
The shortlist for the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 was announced in Kampala, Uganda today, Friday, September 25, 2020. The Babishai Haiku Prize organised by the…View More Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Kampala.
The Nairobi International Book Fair 2020, which is virtual this year, runs from September 24-26, 2020. The fair’s theme is “Any Book, Anywhere.” The Nairobi…View More Nairobi International Book Fair 2020 starts on September 24.
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.
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, and Harris Dousemetzis were the winners at the African Studies Association UK awards 2020 announced on September 10, 2020.…View More Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde win African Studies Association UK 2020 awards.
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o accepted the Premi Internacional Catalunya 2019 from his California, United States base on September 3, 2020. Premi Internacional Catalunya (which in English…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o accepts Premi Internacional Catalunya 2019. In Kikuyu.
We bring you news from the podcasts Things Fall Together, Books & Rhymes: The Podcast, and the WISER Podcast. In recent times, podcasts have grown…View More Podcasts: Things Fall Together, Books & Rhymes, The WISER Podcast.
The Ahmed Aidarus-founded Jahazi Press, which started operations on September 1, 2020, is Kenya’s newest publishing outfit. Ahmed Aidarus is one of the most recognisable…View More Introducing Kenya’s newest publishing outfit: Jahazi Press.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today we bring you books by Akwaeke Emezi, Hemley Boum, Nnedi Okorafor,…View More Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Akwaeke Emezi, Moraa Gitaa, Nnedi Okorafor.
In our continuing series, we introduce you to literary magazines from African and Black writing. This month we present Agbowó, BKO Magazine, and DRR (Down…View More Agbowó, DRR, BKO Magazine: A tale of three literary magazines.
Joe Khamisi featured at Season 5 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was moderated by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a…View More Joe Khamisi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Idza Luhumyo has been announced as the inaugural recipient of the Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award today, July 21, 2020. In 2019, the…View More Idza Luhumyo is inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award recipient.
Mukoma Wa Ngugi novel We, The Scarred is July’s read at the One Read App available on Google Play Store. One Read is a mobile…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi novel “We, The Scarred” is One Read App’s July read.