The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020, with the theme “Love & Light and Other Clichés,” runs from October 1 – November 1, 2020. The Lagos…View More Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020 starts on October 1.
The Quramo Festival of Words, or QFest 2020, with the theme “Creativity Reset: The Future of Words” streams from Lagos, Nigeria and other cities from…View More Quramo Festival of Words 2020, QFEST 2020, streams from Lagos from October 2.
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.
Tola Rotimi Abraham’s Black Sunday is a finalist at the Kirkus Prize 2020 announced on September 9, 2020. Kirkus Reviews is a US book review…View More Tola Rotimi Abraham’s “Black Sunday” is Kirkus Prize 2020 finalist.
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.
Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light was announced at the September offering for the One Read App on September 7, 2020. One Read is…View More Petina Gappah’s ‘Out of Darkness, Shining Light’ for One Read in September 2020.
The longlist for the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2020 was announced on September 2, 2020. The Quramo Writers’ Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished fiction…View More Quramo Writers’ Prize 2020 longlist announced.
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.
The guests featuring at the Ake Arts and Book Festival 2020, which runs from October 22-25, have been announced today, August 24, 2020. The Ake…View More Ake Arts and Book Festival 2020 guests announced.
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.
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.
Yolande Mukagasana’s Not My Time to Die is August’s read at the One Read App available on Google Play Store. One Read is a mobile…View More Yolande Mukagasana’s “Not My Time to Die” is One Read for August 2020.
The Abuja Literary and Arts Festival 2020, with the theme “The Art of Empathy,” is set to run from August 13-15, 2020. The Abuja Literary…View More Abuja Literary and Arts Festival 2020 starts today!
Helon Habila featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Centreville, USA on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was hosted by Tolu Daniel. Afrolit Sans…View More Helon Habila at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.