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
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.
Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019
Leyla Hussein is on the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 judging panel announced on November 15, 2018. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of…View More Leyla Hussein is Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 judge.
The Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist has been announced today with twenty writers from ten African countries in the running. The Morland Writing Scholarship is…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist announced.
The Ake Festival 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria from October 25 – 27 will feature a battery of guests from across the African world of books…View More Nuruddin Farah leads star studded guest list for Ake Festival 2018.