The South African Literary Awards 2019 shortlists were announced on October 4, 2019. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced.
We share with you a list of literary festivals you can attend across Africa in October 2019. September was a very activity-filled month of the…View More Literary festivals across Africa you can attend in October 2019.
Naledi Mashishi and Relebone Myambo were announced as the new residents of the Blackbird Books/Casa Lorde Residency 2019 on September 16, 2019. Blackbird Books headed…View More Naledi Mashishi, Relebone Myambo for Blackbird Books/Casa Lorde Residency 2019.
Siphiwo Mahala’s newest short story collection Red Apple Dreams is out on the first week of October 2019. Siphiwo Mahala introduced himself to the African…View More Siphiwo Mahala’s “Red Apple Dreams” out in October 2019.
Poets to take part in Poetry Africa 2019 in Durban, South Africa from October 7 – 12, 2019, were announced on September 18, 2019. Poetry…View More Participating poets for Poetry Africa 2019 announced.
Batsirai Chigama, Shadreck Chikoti, Soukaina Habiballah, Tade Ipadeola, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Samuel Menghesteab, Martha Mukaiwa, and Yamkela Tywakadi are the African writers to take part in…View More Meet the African writers for the Iowa International Writing Program 2019.
Niq Mhlongo is one of the artists in the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Resident program 2020 announced on September 6, 2019. The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program awards internationally…View More Niq Mhlongo is DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Resident 2020.
Siphiwe Ndlovu and Terry Kurgan are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 announced today, September 6, 2019. The Sunday Times Literary Prize,…View More Siphiwe Ndlovu, Terry Kurgan are Sunday Times Literary Awards 2019 winners.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Mohale Mashigo are on the judging panel of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 announced today, September 3, 2019. The Commonwealth…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Mohale Mashigo to judge Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020.
Niq Mhlongo’s first edited anthology Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?, published by Jonathan Ball, already available in the South African market, has an official publishing…View More Niq Mhlongo’s “Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?” out now.
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.”
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.