Yarri Kamara was announced as a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2020 recipient on December 23, 2019. The PEN/Heim Translation Fund awards grants to promote the…View More Yarri Kamara receives PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2020.
Chibundu Onuzo’s debut novel The Spider King Daughter is now available in Italian as La figlia del Re Ragno. Chibundu Onuzo, who started writing at…View More Chibundu Onuzo’s novel “The Spider King Daughter” now available in Italian.
Ben Okri’s most recent novel The Freedom Artist has been available in Italian as La Liberta since July 4, 2019. Ben Okri is one of…View More Ben Okri novel “The Freedom Artist” available in Italian.
The Tamil translation of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms was announced as Tamil’s best translation of the year on December 8,…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” Tamil translation feted.
Noviolet Bulawayo’s award-winning debut novel We Need New Names is available in Italian as C‘è Bisogno Di Nuovi Nomi. In 2011, Noviolet Bulawayo won the…View More Noviolet Bulawayo’s “We Need New Names” available in Italian.
A Igoni Barrett debut novel Blackass has been available to Chinese readers since 2017. We have covered A. Igoni Barrett on this blog mainly because…View More A Igoni Barrett’s debut novel “Blackass” available in Chinese.
The winners of the South African Literary Awards 2019 have been announced in Johannesburg this evening, November 7, 2019. The South African Literary Awards, popularly…View More South African Literary Awards 2019 winners announced in Johannesburg.
Yewande Omotoso’s second novel The Woman Next Door is now available in Catalan as La Veina De Costat. Yewande Omotoso is the writer of two…View More Yewande Omotoso’s “The Woman Next Door” now available in Catalan.
Najwa Bin Shatwan and Sawad Hussain have been announced as the winners of the ArabLit Story Prize 2019 for The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur today…View More Najwa Bin Shatwan, Sawad Hussain are ArabLit Story Prize 2019 winners.
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms is now available in German. It was translated by Susan Urban and published by Residenz. In 2015, Nigerian…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Season of Crimson Blossoms” now available in German.
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.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o novel Matigari is now available in Portuguese from translator Sandra Felipe and Ethale Publishing. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of the giants of…View More Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s “Matigari” now available in Portuguese.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel The Barefoot Woman is on the longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 17, 2019. The US National…View More Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Ayesha Harruna Attah’s novel The Hundred Wells of Salaga is now available in French as Les Cent Puits De Salaga. The Hundred Wells of Salaga…View More Ayesha Harruna Attah’s “The Hundred Wells of Salaga” now available in French.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s The Barefoot Woman was translated into Spanish in 2018. Scholastique Mukasonga is a Rwandan author of the novels Notre-Dame du Nil (2012) (English…View More Scholastique Mukasonga’s “The barefoot woman” available in Spanish.