The shortlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021 was announced on March 3, 2021. Afritondo, a new platform that aims to connect with and…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021 shortlist announced.
The Imbiza Journal for African Writing launched to the public with a call for submissions on December 12, 2020. December 12 saw a new addition…View More South Africa gives us the Imbiza Journal for African Writing.
Translations for books by Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika are currently available for your reading pleasure. Title: Drei Weise Aus…View More Translations: Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika
The Abantu Book Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to issues with raising funds in an announcement dated November 30, 2020. The Abantu Book Festival…View More Breaking: Abantu Book Festival 2020 cancelled on funding concerns.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku…View More Book Digest: Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku Kimeria, Laila Lalami.
Angela Makholwa’s newest novel Critical But Stable launched physically on November 12 and virtually on November 17, 2020. Angela Makholwa is the author of the…View More Angela Makholwa’s newest novel “Critical But Stable” launches.
Niq Mhlongo and Bongani Kona were the speakers at the Johannesburg launch of the Akashic Books published Joburg Noir on November 11, 2020. Their moderator…View More Niq Mhlongo, Bongani Kona talk writing “Joburg Noir.”
Resoketswe Manenzhe’s debut novel Scatterlings, published by Jacana Media, had a virtual launch on November 9, 2020. The event had moderation by Rémy Ngamije with…View More Resoketswe Manenzhe’s debut novel “Scatterlings” launches on November 9.
The winners of the South African Literary Awards 2020 were announced at a virtual ceremony streaming from Johannesburg, South Africa on November 7, 2020. The…View More South African Literary Awards 2020 winners announced in Johannesburg.
There are several activities lined up across the continent as International African Writer’s Day is celebrated on November 7, 2020. International African Writer’s Day was…View More International African Writer’s Day, November 7, set for several literary activities.
Zulu was the featured language at the Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition on Friday, October 30, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival…View More Zulu Day at Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition.
Zukiswa Wanner received the Goethe Medal at a ceremony in Nairobi on October 15, 2020. The Goethe Medal was first awarded by the Goethe Institute…View More Zukiswa Wanner receives Goethe Medal in Nairobi ceremony
The shortlist for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 was announced today, October 19, 2020. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 shortlist announced.
The shortlist for the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 has been announced in Lagos today, October 13, 2020. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a new prize…View More Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Lagos.
Niq Mhlongo’s newest novel Paradise In Gaza launched at the new Goethe Namibia series Virtually Yours on October 10, 2020. He was moderated by author…View More Niq Mhlongo’s “Paradise In Gaza” launches at Goethe Namibia’s Virtually Yours.