The AfriCAN Author Awards 2019 winners were announced in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 31, 2019. AfriCAN Child Your Time Is Now was established by…View More AfriCAN Author Awards 2019 announced in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Resoketswe Manenzhe and Frances Ogamba are the winners of the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 announced in Kampala,…View More Resoketswe Manenzhe, Frances Ogamba win Writivism awards in Kampala, Uganda.
New Daughters of Africa, the seminal anthology edited by Margaret Busby, launched in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 4, 2019. New Daughters of Africa, edited…View More “New Daughters of Africa” launches in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cape Town’s Open Book Festival 2019, which happens from September 4-8 this year, announced its featured guests on August 1, 2019. The Open Book Festival,…View More Cape Town’s Open Book Festival 2019 announces this year’s guests.
Fred Khumalo has revealed the cover for his newest fiction title The Longest March, published by Umuzi, set to make its debut on September 2019.…View More Fred Khumalo reveals cover for his newest fiction title “The Longest March.”
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.
Pan Macmillan South Africa announced on July 25, 2019, that Angela Makholwa’s third novel Black Widow Society is set to go into production for film…View More Angela Makholwa’s “Black Widow Society” set for the big screen.
Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018, an anthology edited by Makhosazana Xaba and published by UKZN Press was launched…View More Makhosazana Xaba’s “Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018″ out now.
The shortlists for the South African Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 were announced on July 21, 2019. The Sunday Times Literary Prize, organised by South…View More South Africa’s Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced.
Keletso Mopai’s short story collection If You Keep Digging was published by Blackbird Books on June 1, 2019. Keletso Mopai first came to our attention…View More Keletso Mopai’s “If You Keep Digging” available for your reading pleasure.
Blackbird Books are seeking out young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers for a new writer’s residency in Pretoria, South Africa. Blackbird…View More Blackbird Books new residency seeks young black womxn writers.
The shortlist of ten writers in the running for Short Story Day Africa 2018 was announced on July 4, 2019. South African headquartered Short Story…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist announced.
Niq Mhlongo won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019 at the Media24 Book Prize 2019 for Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree on…View More Niq Mhlongo wins Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019.
South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives,” run by Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, turned two this May. The Cheeky Natives is a literary podcast…View More South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives” turned two this May.
Koleka Putuma is the winner of the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 for her collection Collective Amnesia in an announcement made on May…View More Koleka Putuma is Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 winner.