Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2019. Chukwuemeka Ike, who was born on April 28, 1931, attended Government College, Umuahia, and…View More Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike has passed on.
Minna Salami debut publication Sensuous Knowledge, published by Zed Books and HarperCollins US, is set to make its official debut on March 15, 2020. Minna…View More Minna Salami essay collection “Sensuous Knowledge” out on March 15.
Molara Wood was appointed Chief Editor at Ouida Books, One Read Africa on January 8, 2019. Ouida Books is a publishing house based in Lagos,…View More Molara Wood appointed Chief Editor at Ouida Books, One Read Africa.
Kearoma Mosata was announced the winner of the Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019 in Maun, Botswana on December 30, 2019. The Poetavango Award for…View More Kearoma Mosata wins Botswana’s Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019.
Vivian Onyekachi Ibe was announced the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 for her manuscript What Dreams are Made of in Lagos, Nigeria on…View More Vivian Onyekachi Ibe is Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 winner.
Chibundu Onuzo’s debut novel The Spider King Daughter is now available in Italian as La figlia del Re Ragno. Chibundu Onuzo, who started writing at…View More Chibundu Onuzo’s novel “The Spider King Daughter” now available in Italian.
Ben Okri’s most recent novel The Freedom Artist has been available in Italian as La Liberta since July 4, 2019. Ben Okri is one of…View More Ben Okri novel “The Freedom Artist” available in Italian.
The Tamil translation of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms was announced as Tamil’s best translation of the year on December 8,…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” Tamil translation feted.
Nigerian Scholar Tejumola Olaniyan died of heart failure in Madison, Wisconsin, the USA on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Tejumola Olaniyan was an internationally-recognized scholar of…View More Tejumola Olaniyan, scholar of African literature, has passed on.
The scholars selected for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 was announced on November 22, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 scholars announced.
The finalists for the Quramo Writers Prize 2019 have been announced today November 18, 2019, in Lagos. The Quramo Writers’ Prize is an award celebrating…View More Quramo Writers Prize 2019 finalists announced in Lagos.
There are eleven novelists from across Africa on Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist announced on Monday, November 11, 2019. The Dublin International Literary Award…View More The African novelists on the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer was announced winner in the “Best First Novel” category at the Anthony Awards 2019 on November…View More Oyinkan Braithwaite novel is US’ Anthony Award 2019 winner.
A Igoni Barrett debut novel Blackass has been available to Chinese readers since 2017. We have covered A. Igoni Barrett on this blog mainly because…View More A Igoni Barrett’s debut novel “Blackass” available in Chinese.
Cheluchi Onyemelukwe’s novel The Son of The House won the best international fiction prize at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 on October 30, 2019.…View More Cheluchi Onyemelukwe wins at Sharjah International Book Fair 2019.