US poet Amanda Gorman dazzled with the poem The Hill We Climb at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. There was…View More US poet Amanda Gorman dazzles at President Joe Biden inauguration.
We present to you the awards we covered here at James Murua Literary that were presented around African and Black Literature in 2020. Like any…View More Literary Awards in African and Black Literature in 2020.
We shine a light on the many books that were produced in African and Black Literature and give you our top picks. It was a…View More Books in African and Black Literature in 2020.
Andrew Herbert Omuna was announced the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Babishai Haiku…View More Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn:…View More Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)
Writer and poet Mugabi Byenkya took to Twitter to name and shame Ugandan bookshops that have failed to pay him years after supplying his debut…View More Mugabi Byenkya in Twitter campaign against non-paying Ugandan bookshops.
With the holiday upon us, here is information on the latest issues of 7 literary journals that offer some of the best writing coming out…View More 7 literary journals from Africa to read over the holiday period.
The longlists for the PEN America literary awards 2021 were announced today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Here are the Africans and African Americans in the…View More African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.
The winners of the Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020, the first edition, were announced on December 12, 2020. The Barjeel Poetry Prize is an international competition…View More Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced.
Nimrod’s poetry collection Petit Praise De La Lumière Nature was announced the winner of the Prix Apollinaire 2020 on December 2, 2020. The Prix Guillaume…View More Nimrod’s “Petit Praise De La Lumière Nature” is Prix Apollinaire 2020 winner
Translations for books by Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika are currently available for your reading pleasure. Title: Drei Weise Aus…View More Translations: Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Faïza Guène, Malcom Ferdinand, Nassuf Djailani, Ilyasah Shabazz and AG Ford were announced the Prix littéraire Fetkann Maryse Condé 2020 winners on November 27, 2020.…View More Prix littéraire Fetkann Maryse Condé 2020 winners announced
Mbogi Ya Mawriters With John Sibi-Okumu featured Kenyan poet Benny Wanjohi at the Alliance Francaise De Nairobi on November 26, 2020. Mbogi Ya Mawriters is…View More Mbogi Ya Mawriters With John Sibi-Okumu features poet Benny Wanjohi.
Hanif Abdurraqib and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma were announced recipients of Lannan Literary Fellowships on November 21, 2020. The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established…View More Hanif Abdurraqib, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma receive Lannan Literary Fellowships 2020
In our continuing monthly series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in November…View More Opportunities for writers and poets for November 2020.