The US National Book Awards 2020 were announced over a few days this past week. Here are the African American nominees. The US National Book…View More African American nominees at the US National Book Awards 2020.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today we bring you books by Alain Mabanckou, Olivia Pilar, Aricka Foreman,…View More Book Digest: Alain Mabanckou, Olivia Pilar, Aricka Foreman, and Barbara Boswell.
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Laila Lalami, Harmony holiday, Morgan Parker, and Dana L. Davis are nominees of the California Book Awards 2020 announced on July 8,…View More African, African American writers who are California Book Awards 2020 nominees.
The influence of players with African blood can be seen in just about every sport around the world. Some of the most fascinating stories and…View More The Best Books About the African Influence in Sports
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.
The nominees for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 featuring writers and poets with African roots were announced on July 23, 2020. The Hurston/Wright Legacy…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 nominees announced.
Welcome to our new Book Digest feature where we regularly wrap up book news for our readers. We kick off with Dorothy Koomson, Melio Tinga,…View More Book Digest: Dorothy Koomson, Melio Tinga, Limbe to Lagos.
The winners of the Samira Bawumia Literature Prize 2020 have been announced today, July 22, 2020. The Samira Bawumia Literature Prize is an annual literary…View More Samira Bawumia Literature Prize 2020 winners announced.
Niran Adedokun’s essay collection The Danfo Driver in All of Us, published by Narrative Landscape, launched in Lagos, Nigeria on July 6, 2020. Public relations…View More Niran Adedokun essay collection “The Danfo Driver in All of Us” launches in Lagos.
The winners for Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards 2020 were announced at a ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia on June 29, 2020. The…View More Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards 2020 winners announced.
Helon Habila’s Travellers and Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval are on the shortlists for the James Tait Black Memorial…View More Helon Habila, Saidiya Hartman on James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020 shortlists.
Fiyah, Libretto, and Lolwe are three literary magazines by African/Black publishers currently available for your reading pleasure. A literary magazine is a periodical that publishes…View More Fiyah, Libretto, and Lolwe: A tale of three literary magazines.
The shortlist for the Palestine Book Awards 2020 was announced on June 20, 2020. On the matter of the plight of our brethren, sistren, and…View More Palestine Book Awards 2020 shortlist announced.
Muthoni Garland, Chuma Nwokolo, and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf were announced as judges for the Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 on June 15, 2020. The award is…View More Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 judges unveiled.
The shortlist for the African Studies Association UK’s Fage and Oliver Prize 2020 was announced on May 20, 2020. The African Studies Association UK facilitates…View More African Studies Association UK’s Fage and Oliver Prize 2020 shortlist announced.