The South African Book Fair 2020 was hosted online from September 11-13, 2020. The fair theme was “Virtually everywhere.” The South African Book Fair, originally…View More A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2020.
The Rutanang Kasi Book Festival 2020, themed ‘In The Words Of Our Ancestors’, will be hosted virtually from September 25-27, 2020. In 2016, the Rutanang…View More The Rutanang Kasi Book Festival 2020 to kick off online on September 25.
There are 24 writers on the longlist for the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 announced on September 14, 2020. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a new…View More Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 longlist announced in Lagos.
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, and Harris Dousemetzis were the winners at the African Studies Association UK awards 2020 announced on September 10, 2020.…View More Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde win African Studies Association UK 2020 awards.
It was a devastating weekend for African letters as both Myesha Jenkins and Achmat Dangor passed away. It has been a horrible weekend. On Saturday…View More Myesha Jenkins, Achmat Dangor have passed away.
We bring you news from the podcasts Things Fall Together, Books & Rhymes: The Podcast, and the WISER Podcast. In recent times, podcasts have grown…View More Podcasts: Things Fall Together, Books & Rhymes, The WISER Podcast.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today we bring you books by Alain Mabanckou, Olivia Pilar, Aricka Foreman,…View More Book Digest: Alain Mabanckou, Olivia Pilar, Aricka Foreman, and Barbara Boswell.
Zukiswa Wanner, the first African woman to win the Goethe Medal, officially received her award on Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday, August 28, 2020. The…View More Zukiswa Wanner receives Goethe Medal 2020 on Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday.
Books clubs are invited to participate in the forthcoming “Battle of the Book Clubs” at the South Africa Book Fair 2020. The South African Book…View More Battle of the Book Clubs for South Africa Book Fair 2020 (Book Clubs sought).
In our continuing series, we introduce you to literary magazines from African and Black writing. This month we present Agbowó, BKO Magazine, and DRR (Down…View More Agbowó, DRR, BKO Magazine: A tale of three literary magazines.
The programme for the South African Book Fair 2020, which takes place online from September 11-13, 2020 was announced on August 19, 2020. The South…View More The South African Book Fair 2020 programme has been announced.
With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to affect the African literary calendar, Hargeysa International Book Fair 2020 has been cancelled while Abantu Book Fair 2020 seeks…View More Covid-19: Hargeysa Book Fair cancelled, Abantu Book Fair seeks donations
Makanaka Mavengere featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday, August 3, 2020. She was hosted by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit…View More Makanaka Mavengere at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Sisonke Msimang features at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Perth, Australia on Friday, July 31, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda. Afrolit…View More Sisonke Msimang at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Lerato Mogoatlhe was the first writer to feature at Season 5 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on July 27, 2020. She was moderated by Zukiswa Wanner.…View More Lerato Mogoatlhe kicks off Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.