The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist, featuring Aminatta Forna, Emmanuel Iduma, and Jamal Mahjoub, was announced on March 27, 2019. The Royal…View More The Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist features three Africans
Leila Aboulela was announced the winner of best fiction book award at the Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 at a ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland on…View More Leila Aboulela is Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 winner.
The International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018 is set to happen in venues in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 November to 6 December. Among the…View More Leila Aboulela for International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018.
The African Writers Trust hosted a mentoring and training workshop moderated by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey alongside Demere Kitunga and Catherine Mark. The workshop was hosted…View More African Writers Trust workshop hosted in Kampala, Uganda.
Safia Elhillo is the poetry winner of the Arab American Book Award 2018 for her poetry collection The January Children. The Arab American Book Awards…View More Safia Elhillo’s poetry wins Arab American Book Award 2018.
Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced on October 22, 2018 for her book Elsewhere, Home. Also featuring is Jackie Kay…View More Leila Aboulela makes Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists
The Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on March 12, 2018 with eight poets making the cut from the hundreds submitted. The Brunel…View More Eight poets make Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 shortlist
OkayAfrica has picked its top women for 2018 in a variety of fields. The women who made the list in African literature are Leila Aboulela,…View More OkayAfrica picks its top women in African literature 2018
Fatin Abbas and Kiprop Kimutai are on the shortlist for being a Saint-Paul de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence. In honor of the 30th anniversary of…View More Fatin Abbas, Kiprop Kimutai make James Baldwin residency shortlist
Sudanese author Amir Tag Elsir is on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Shortlist that was announced on Wednesday February 21, 2018. He is…View More Amir Tag Elsir makes International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 shortlist
Sudanese American poet Safia Elhillo seeks your poetry for a new anthology 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Her work has also featured as…View More Safia Elhillo seeks your poems as her work heads to Winter Olympics
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the longlist of 16 novels for the 2018 Prize on Wednesday 17 January 2018 with five Africans in…View More Five Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Longlist
Six writers and their mentors are currently at the ninth annual writers’ workshop hosted by the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. They range in age…View More Sahar Al Mougy, Mohanned Al Dabi at International Prize for Arabic Fiction Writers Workshop
Sudan’s Bushra al-Fadil Is the Caine Prize 2017 winner for his story The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away. The announcement was made…View More Sudanese writer Bushra al-Fadil Is the Caine Prize 2017 winner
Leila Aboulela will be the headline guest at the inaugural Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to be held from July 5-8, 2017. The festival is…View More Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017