Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin was announced the winner of Le Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2020 for his novel Les Jango, which was translated from Arabic…View More Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin’s ‘Les Jango’ Wins Le Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2020.
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.
Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat was announced the winner of the Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020 on September 16, 2020. The Mohammed Saeed Award is…View More Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat wins Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020.
Leila Aboulela wrapped up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Edinburgh, Scotland on May 29, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu…View More Leila Aboulela wraps up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.
Here are the writers who will feature at Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières running from May 25 – June 1, 2020. The festival theme…View More Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3: Meet the writers.
Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced on October 25, 2019, for her book Bird Summons. The Saltire Literary Awards were…View More Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.
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