BlackBird Books, formerly an imprint with Jacana Publishers in South Africa, became an independent publisher on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. In the early 2010s, Jacana…View More South Africa’s BlackBird Books is now an independent publisher.
The African Literary Podcast episode 13, sponsored by Prestige Books, interviews South African novelist, short story writer, journalist and television scriptwriter Lauren Beukes from the…View More African Literary Podcast 13: Lauren Beukes from Sharjah International Book Fair (with Prestige Books).
Jarred Thompson’s short story Good Help Is Hard to Find was announced the winner of the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 on March 27, 2020.…View More Jarred Thompson wins Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020.
Mohale Mashigo kicked off day six of the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival on Instagram Live on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The Afrolit Sans…View More Mohale Mashigo features at Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival.
Nozizwe Cynthia Jele kicked off day four of the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival on Instagram Live on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The Afrolit…View More Nozizwe Cynthia Jele at the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival.
Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet, and the anthology The Heart of the Matter: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume III are on the Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists…View More Akwaeke Emezi, The Gerald Kraak Anthology on US’ Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists.
The shortlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Afritondo is a platform that aims to connect with…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Resokestwe Manenzhe was announced the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2020 winner in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 21, 2020. The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award is…View More Resokestwe Manenzhe is Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2020 winner.
Abantu Book Festival, Gaborone Book Festival, and Pa Gya! Literary Festival have announced the dates they will happen in three different African cities across Africa.…View More Abantu Book Festival, Gaborone Book Festival, Pa Gya! Literary Festival announce dates.
The Time of the Writer 2020, which runs in Durban, South Africa from March 16-21, announced its first guests on January 20, 2020. The Time…View More Time of the Writer 2020, to run in March, announces its first guests.
Covering the length and breadth of the African continent, here is a list of literary festivals you can attend in 2020. It is regularly updated…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2020.
The winners of the Exclusive Books IBBY SA Awards 2019 were announced in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 12, 2019. International Board on Books for…View More Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award Winners 2019 announced.
The guests attending the Abantu Book Festival 2019, happening in Soweto, South Africa from December 5-8, were announced on November 14, 2019. The Abantu Book…View More Abantu Book Festival 2019 guests revealed. #AbantuBookFest
South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni passed away in Cape Town on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Sandile Dikeni was the author of three collections…View More South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni has passed on.
There are eleven novelists from across Africa on Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist announced on Monday, November 11, 2019. The Dublin International Literary Award…View More The African novelists on the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist