A fiftieth-anniversary celebration of Nuruddin Farah’s famed debut novel From A Crooked Rib was hosted at the new Cheche Bookshop and Café, Nairobi on Friday,…View More Nuruddin Farah’s “From A Crooked Rib” 50th anniversary celebration in Nairobi.
Nuruddin Farah is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famed debut novel From A Crooked Rib at an event at the Cheche Bookshop…View More Nuruddin Farah to celebrate “From A Crooked Rib” 50th anniversary in Nairobi.
Momtaza Mehri was announced the winner of the Manchester Poetry Prize 2019 at the Manchester Writing Competition on February 7, 2020. The Manchester Writing Competition…View More Momtaza Mehri is Manchester Poetry Prize 2019 winner.
The winners of the Somali Literature Awards 2019 were announced in Garowe, Somalia on October 16, 2019. The first edition of the Somali Literature Awards…View More Somali Literature Awards 2019 winners announced in Garowe.
Nuruddin Farah received the Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace 2019 at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea on August 28, 2019. Nuruddin Farah, one…View More Nuruddin Farah receives Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace 2019.
August 2019 promises just as much activity as the previous months on the African literary calendar. Here are four literary festivals and book fairs across…View More Four African Literary Festivals to attend in August 2019.
The Mogadishu Book Fair 2019 has revealed the theme and some of the guests who will take part this year from August 21-23. The Mogadishu…View More Mogadishu Book Fair 2019 reveals guests, theme for August shindig.
The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sent condolences to the family and friends of their delegate Hodan Nalayeh who died in a terrorist attack on July…View More Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sends condolences for Hodan Nalayeh.
The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 was hosted in the Somali city of Kismayo from July 5-7, 2019. The festival theme was “empowering creativity.” The Kismayo…View More A snapshot of the Kismayo Book Fair 2019.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s second novel The Youth of God launched at the Columbia Global Centres, Nairobi on June 27, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur, who emigrated…View More Hassan Ghedi Santur’s “The Youth of God” launches in Nairobi.
Nadra Mabrouk and Jamila Osman are the joint winners of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 in an announcement made on May 30, 2019.…View More Nadra Mabrouk, Jamila Osman win Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019.
Submissions are sought for women writers by the Puntland Women’s Writers Association and the African Women’s Development Fund’s African Women’s Writers Workshop 2019. There are…View More Submissions sought by Puntland Women’s Writers Association, African Women’s Writers Workshop.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s second novel The Youth of God, published by Mawenzi House Publishers, is out on June 1, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur, who emigrated…View More Hassan Ghedi Santur’s “The Youth of God” out on June 1.
Nuruddin Farah’s North of Dawn is launching in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Nuruddin Farah, one of the most respected names…View More Nuruddin Farah’s “North of Dawn” to launch in Cape Town on April 24.
Ten poets from across Africa feature on the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced on March 25, 2019. The Brunel International African Poetry…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced