Tjawangwa “TJ” Dema debut poetry collection The Careless Seamstress is coming out on March 1, 2019. The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is…View More Tjawangwa “TJ” Dema poetry collection “The Careless Seamstress” for March 1.
Translations for work by Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, and Akwaeke Emezi are either here or in the works. Translations are an important part of…View More Translations: Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, Akwaeke Emezi.
Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan was the guest of honour as the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners Zainab Alwi Baharoon and…View More Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 winners celebrated.
Richard Ali’s The Anguish and Vigilance of Things and Umar Sidi’s The Poet of Dust were published by Konya Shamsrumi Press last week. Konya Shamsrumi…View More Konya Shamsrumi Press publishes Richard Ali, Umar Sidi Poetry Collections.
Ladan Osman’s poetry collection Exiles of Eden is set to be unveiled on May 7, 2019. Poet and essayist Ladan Osman first came to the…View More Ladan Osman poetry collection “Exiles of Eden” out on May 7.
Akwaeke Emezi and Ahmed Bouanani were announced as PEN America 2019 Finalists on January 24, 2019. Emezi is in the running for debut novel Freshwater…View More Akwaeke Emezi, Ahmed Bouanani are PEN America 2019 Finalists.
The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners have been announced by the board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla today January 23, 2019. The two are Zainab Alwi…View More Zainab Alwi Baharoon, Jacob Ngumbau Julius are Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2018 winners
Swahili Poet Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo has passed on. The announcement was made on January 9, 2019. Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo was a Kenyan poet…View More Swahili Poet Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo has passed on.
Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on December 17, 2018. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was founded…View More Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist announced.
As part of a blog tour featuring Tolu’ A. Akinyemi, the Nigerian poet whose most recent poetry collection is Dead Dogs Don’t Bark agreed to…View More Five questions: Nigerian poet Tolu’ A Akinyemi – “Dead Dogs Don’t Bark.”
Prof Tanure Ojaide and Harriet Anena are the joint winners of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018. The announcement was made at a ceremony…View More Prof Tanure Ojaide, Harriet Anena are joint Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 winners.
The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist has been announced with Harriet Anena, Tanure Ojaide, and Servio Gbadamosi in the running. The Wole Soyinka…View More Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist announced.
Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner Ikeogu Oke has passed on. The poet died from a short illness on Sunday, November 26, 2018. Nigerian poet…View More Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner Ikeogu Oke has passed on.
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.
Koleka Putuma debut poetry collection Collective Amnesia is now available in Spanish. It was translated by Arrate Hidalgo & Lawrence Schimel and published by Flores…View More Koleka Putuma poetry collection “Collective Amnesia” now in Spanish.