Ishmael Beah was announced a finalist for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award 2020 on August 5, 2020. Fall for the Book…View More Ishmael Beah is New American Voices Award 2020 finalist.
Ishmael Beah’s newest novel Little Family launched virtually at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C., USA on April 28, 2020. The Sierra Leonean…View More Ishmael Beah’s newest novel “Little Family” launches at Politics and Prose.
Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières was hosted by African writers from cities all over the world over the Internet from April 20-27, 2020. The…View More A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.
Ishmael Beah rounded out Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Instagram from Los Angeles, USA on Monday, April 27, 2020. He was hosted by…View More Ishmael Beah at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.
Six poets are on the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist announced on March 30, 2020. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize was founded…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Sierra Leonean academic and literary critic Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones passed away in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones,…View More Sierra Leonean academic and literary critic Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones has passed on.
Yarri Kamara was announced as a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2020 recipient on December 23, 2019. The PEN/Heim Translation Fund awards grants to promote the…View More Yarri Kamara receives PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2020.
The Sierra Leone National Book Fair is set to run in Freetown, Sierra Leone from December 5 – 7, 2019. The fair theme is “Read…View More Sierra Leone National Book Fair to kick off on December 5.
Isha Sesay’s first book Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram was published by Harper Collins…View More Isha Sesay’s “Beneath the Tamarind Tree” focuses on the Chibok Girls.
Mubanga Kalimamukwento and Foday Mannah. are the two Africans on the Bristol Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist announced on July 24, 2019. The Bristol Short…View More Mubanga Kalimamukwento, Foday Mannah on UK’s Bristol Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist.
Aminatta Forna is on the Ondaatje Prize 2019 shortlist announced today, April 17, 2019, for her novel Happiness. The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize…View More Aminatta Forna makes Ondaatje Prize 2019 shortlist.
The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist, featuring Aminatta Forna, Emmanuel Iduma, and Jamal Mahjoub, was announced on March 27, 2019. The Royal…View More The Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist features three Africans
Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala are off to residencies in different parts of the world. Residencies are an important part of the…View More Residencies: Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala.
World Read Aloud Day 2019 was celebrated on February 1 in venues across Africa. World Read Aloud Day, an initiative that aims at ensuring that…View More World Read Aloud Day 2019 celebrated Across Africa on February 1.
Aminatta Forna is set to judge Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019. She will be joined by four other judges. The Giller Prize was founded in…View More Aminatta Forna to judge Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019