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.
Dami Ajayi, Nick Makoha, and Koleka Putuma are the finalists of the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 announced on May 24, 2019. The…View More Dami Ajayi, Nick Makoha, Koleka Putuma are Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 finalists.
Sisonke Msimang’s The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela will be launching in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 24, 2019. Sisonke Msimang is a South African writer…View More Sisonke Msimang’s “The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela” to launch in Johannesburg.
The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its Fifth Writing Semester, which will run from 3 February to 31 May 2020. The Johannesburg…View More Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study Writing Fellowships 2020 open.
The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 were announced today May 20, 2019. Writivism, the…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2019, Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
The shortlists for South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 were announced on May 13, 2019. Media24 is the print media arm of the South African…View More South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 shortlists announced.