Akwaeke Emezi’s novel Pet is on the longlist for the National Book Awards 2019 in the Young People’s Literature category announced on September 16, 2019.…View More Akwaeke Emezi on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Irenosen Okojie’s newest short story collection Nudibranch makes its debut out on November 7, 2019. Irenosen Okojie’s writing has featured in The New York Times,…View More Irenosen Okojie’s “Nudibranch” out on November 7.
Batsirai Chigama, Shadreck Chikoti, Soukaina Habiballah, Tade Ipadeola, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Samuel Menghesteab, Martha Mukaiwa, and Yamkela Tywakadi are the African writers to take part in…View More Meet the African writers for the Iowa International Writing Program 2019.
Jude Idada, Dunni Olatunde, and O T Begho are the three writers on the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 shortlist announced in Lagos, Nigeria on…View More Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 shortlist announced in Lagos.
Yejide Kilanko is on the shortlist for the Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 announced on September 3, 2019. The Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction,…View More Yejide Kilanko on Canada’s Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 shortlist.
The Caine Prize for African Writing has withdrawn Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor’s short story All Our Lives, which was on the 2019 shortlist, for “failure to…View More Exclusive: Caine Prize for African Writing withdraws Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor’s short story.
Bernardine Evaristo and Chigozie Obioma are on the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist announced today, September 3, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary…View More Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma on the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist.
We share with you a list of literary festivals you can attend across Africa in September 2019. September might be the most hectic month on…View More Literary festivals across Africa you can attend in September 2019.
The Lagos Review, a new literary journal founded by Dami Ajayi and Toni Kan, makes its official debut today September 1, 2019. Dami Ajayi and…View More Dami Ajayi and Toni Kan give us new literary journal, “The Lagos Review”.
EC Osondu has been announced as the winner of the BOA Short Story Fiction Prize 2019 today, August 20, 2019, for his short story Alien…View More EC Osondu is US’s BOA Short Story Fiction Prize 2019 winner.
Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra Of Minorities is a finalist at the Digital Book World 2019 Awards announced on August 13, 2019. Digital Book World is…View More Chigozie Obioma is US Digital Book World 2019 Awards Finalist.
Isha Sesay’s first book Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram was published by Harper Collins…View More Isha Sesay’s “Beneath the Tamarind Tree” focuses on the Chibok Girls.
Resoketswe Manenzhe and Frances Ogamba are the winners of the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 announced in Kampala,…View More Resoketswe Manenzhe, Frances Ogamba win Writivism awards in Kampala, Uganda.
On August 8, 2019, Narrative Landscape Press announced an illustrator competition where the winner pockets N100,000. Narrative Landscape Press, founded by Eghosa Imasuen and Anwuli…View More Narrative Landscape Press announces a new illustrator competition (Nigerian women only).
Tade Thompson’s The Rosewater Insurrection, the second in the Wormwood Trilogy series, became available to the reading public on March 12, 2019. On July 17,…View More Tade Thompson’s “The Rosewater Insurrection” came out on March 12.