Maskarm Haile did a series of readings in several venues in Nairobi for her debut travel book Abyssinian Nomad starting on March 27, 2019. Maskarm…View More Maskarm Haile’s “Abyssinian Nomad” multiple venue Nairobi tour.
The longlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 have been announced on March 25, 2019. Writivism,…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2019, Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 longlists announced.
Sisonke Msimang is on the Multiculturalism New South Wales 2019 Award shortlist for her memoir Always Another Country. The Multicultural New South Wales (NSW) Award…View More Sisonke Msimang on Multiculturalism New South Wales 2019 Award shortlist.
Chege Githiora’s nonfiction offering Sheng: Rise of a Kenyan Swahili Vernacular was launched at the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi on February 15,…View More Chege Githiora’s “Sheng: Rise of a Kenyan Swahili Vernacular” launches in Nairobi.
Donald Molosi’s new book Dear Upright African published by The Mantle will be out on February 28, 2019. We first met Donald Molosi in Kampala,…View More Donald Molosi’s “Dear Upright African” out on February 28.
Mona Eltahawy’s second book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is set to make its debut on September 17, 2019. Mona Eltahawy is…View More Mona Eltahawy’s “The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls” out in September.
Elnathan John newest nonfiction book Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide makes its official debut on February 6, 2019. Elnathan John is a Nigerian novelist, satirist, and…View More Elnathan John‘s “Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide” out on February 6.
The judges for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction 2019 were announced on December 5, 2018. Writivism is…View More Meet the judges for the Writivism Fiction and Nonfiction prizes for 2019.
The Morland Writing Scholars 2018 have been announced today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The four are Edwige Renee Dro, Kola Tubosun, Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana, and…View More Dro, Tubosun, Masinyana, Ndlovu are Morland Writing Scholars 2018.
The Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners were announced on November 19, 2018. They are Sibongile Fisher, Itiola Jones, Stacy Hardy, Panashe Chigumadzi, and Shailja Patel.…View More Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners announced.
E.C. Osondu is a judge for this year’s Fall for the Book Award 2019. Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research is…View More E.C. Osondu is Fall for the Book 2019 award judge.
The Arabic editions of two titles by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie were presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 7, 2018. The translation…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nonfiction titles now in Arabic.
The Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist has been announced today with twenty writers from ten African countries in the running. The Morland Writing Scholarship is…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist announced.
Sihle Khumalo’s fourth book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse is here. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We were introduced to Sihle Khumalo’s…View More Sihle Khumalo’s “Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse” is here!
Panashe Chigumadzi’s These Bones Will Rise launched in Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday July 28, 2018. The Zimbabwean born writer was moderated by Memory Chirere. Panashe…View More Panashe Chigumadzi’s “These Bones Will Rise” launches in Harare, Zimbabwe.