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.
Johny Pitts’ book Afropean: Notes from Black Europe was announced the winner of the Jhalak Prize 2020 on May 26, 2020. The Jhalak Prize for…View More Johny Pitts’ “Afropean: Notes from Black Europe” wins UK’s Jhalak Prize 2020.
The African Literary Podcast, sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books, interviews Kenyan writer Joe Khamisi. Joe Khamisi has had a long history of public service in…View More African Literary Podcast Episode 15: Joe Khamisi (with Prestige Books).
Dina Ligaga’s new book Women, Visibility and Morality in Kenyan Popular Media is set to make its appearance on March 5, 2020. Dina Ligaga is…View More Dina Ligaga’s “Women, Visibility and Morality in Kenyan Popular Media” out on March 5.
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.
Joe Khamisi’s latest book The Bribery Syndrome: How Multinational Corporations Collude with Dictators to Raid Africa’s Natural Resources was published on Amazon on December 12,…View More Joe Khamisi’s latest book “The Bribery Syndrome” now available on Amazon.
Married couple Gabriel Dinda and Verah Omwocha Dinda launched Questions of My Youth and Diary of the Mahia at the Mbogi Ya Mawriters series at…View More Gabriel Dinda, Verah Omwocha Dinda launch books at Mbogi Ya Mawriters in Nairobi.
The Old Lion of Africa, the autobiography of Dr Walter Nyamori Masiga, was published on November 7, 2019. It is currently available at all good…View More Dr Walter Nyamori Masiga autobiography “The Old Lion of Africa” out now.
The Feminart Arts and Book Festival 2019 was hosted in venues around Lilongwe, Malawi from November 23-24, 2019. Here is the keynote by the festival…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga: Feminist Survival in Conservative Society. (Feminart Arts and Book Festival keynote)
The winners of the Ghana Association of Writers Awards 2019 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Ghana Association of Writers…View More Ghana Association of Writers Awards 2019 winners announced in Accra.
The shortlist for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 was announced today, October 25, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 shortlist announced.