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
The Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival 2018 will be hosted at the Alliance Française, Nairobi on December 15, 2018. In 2017 Positively African, a Nairobi based organization…View More Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival 2018 for Nairobi this December.
Anni Domingo and Rutendo Chabikwa are the winners of the Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018. The prize is a first drafts competition for unpublished writers. UK…View More Anni Domingo, Rutendo Chabikwa win Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018.
Novelist, short story writer and academic Pede Hollist and actor Hana Kefela kicked off Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2018 on Friday May 11. The event…View More Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela kick off Goethe’s Artistic Encounters 2018.
Writer Pede Hollist and actor Hana Kefela are the first to feature at the Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2018. They will be performing at the…View More Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela to kick off Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters 2018.
Aminatta Forna’s newest novel Happiness will hit US stores in March in the USA from Atlantic Monthly Press and in April in the UK from…View More Aminatta Forna new novel “Happiness” out in March
The Yulisa Amadu Maddy Award in creative writing was launched by founder Nadia Maddy at the Mboka Festival 2018 on January 15, 2018. Yulisa Pat…View More Yulisa Amadu Maddy Award in Creative Writing launched
Ten poets have made the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced today. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize launched in 2012 is a…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced
It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many…View More Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg