Olivia Douglass, Tjawangwa Dema, Dunni Abisayo, Tanatsei Gambura, Amina Jama, Warda Yassin, and Amara Amaryah are on the Women Poets’ Prize 2020 longlist announced on…View More Women Poets’ Prize 2020 longlist announced in London.
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.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Fred D’Aguiar, and Safiya Sinclair are three of the featured poets on the Poetry Book Society 2020 winter selections announced on September…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Safiya Sinclair, Fred D’Aguiar on Poetry Book Society 2020 winter selections.
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.
Jamaican-British poet Raymond Antrobus was announced as one of the judges of the new Barjeel Poetry Prize on August 2, 2020. Barjeel Art Foundation is…View More Raymond Antrobus to judge new Barjeel Poetry Prize.
Kayo Chingonyi featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Leeds, UK on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was hosted by Remy Ngamije. Afrolit Sans…View More Kayo Chingonyi 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.
Lemn Sissay and Paul Mendez are on the shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2020 announced today, July 23, 2020. Gordon Burn, who passed away…View More Lemn Sissay, Paul Mendez on Gordon Burn Prize 2020 shortlist.
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.
Natalia Molebatsi started off day 4 at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Johannesburg, South Africa on July 3, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha…View More Natalia Molebatsi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
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.
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo was the first guest at Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières streaming live on Instagram from Nairobi on June 29, 2020. She was…View More Ngwatilo Mawiyoo kicks off Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.
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.
Kadish Morris, Amina Jama, Okechukwu Nzelu, and Inua Ellams have been recognised at the Society of Authors’ Awards 2020 announced today, June 18, 2020. The…View More Society of Authors’ Awards 2020 winners announced.
Songs We Learn from Trees, an Ethiopian poetry anthology edited by Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, which styles itself as the “first in the English…View More “Songs We Learn from Trees,” a pioneering Ethiopian poetry anthology launches.