Fortescue Helepi is no longer on the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 judging panel after he was dropped by the awards. The Sunday Times Literary…View More Fortescue Helepi no longer on Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 judging panel.
The winners of the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 were announced at a ceremony in Yaoundé, Cameroon on April 23, 2019. The Grand Prix…View More Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 winners announced in Yaounde.
The longlist for the South African Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 were announced on April 21, 2019. The Sunday Times Literary Prize was founded in…View More South Africa’s Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 longlist announced.
Lerato Mogoatlhe’s travel memoir Vagabond launched in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 9, 2019. Lerato Mogoatlhe is a South African journalist who has worked at…View More Lerato Mogoatlhe travel memoir “Vagabond” launches in Johannesburg.
The shortlists for the Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 were announced on April 3, 2019. Gerald Kraak was a South African writer, grant-maker, film-maker, and human…View More Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
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.