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.
We give you eight books by African authors that have been translated into several languages in 2019. Translation is a very important aspect of writing…View More Eight books by African authors that have been translated in 2019.
Diekoye Oyeyinka’s 2014 novel Stillborn has gotten a new lease of life in French as La Douleur du Geant (Tears of the Giant). In 2014,…View More Diekoye Oyeyinka’s “Stillborn” is now “La Douleur du Geant.”
Yewande Omotoso is a finalist for the Bottari Lattes Grinzane Award 2019 for her novel La Signora Della Porta which is the Italian edition of…View More Yewande Omotoso is Bottari Lattes Grinzane Award 2019 finalist.
Ken Walibora’s popular novel in Kiswahili Siku Njema is now available in English with the name This Day. The novel was translated by Dorothy Kweyu…View More Ken Walibora’s “Siku Njema” now in English.
Translations for work by Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, and Akwaeke Emezi are either here or in the works. Translations are an important part of…View More Translations: Ayesha Harruna Attah, Koleka Putuma, Akwaeke Emezi.
Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel Stay With Me is now available in French. The book was released in France by Editions Charleston on January 9, 2019.…View More Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me” now in French.
Koleka Putuma debut poetry collection Collective Amnesia is now available in Spanish. It was translated by Arrate Hidalgo & Lawrence Schimel and published by Flores…View More Koleka Putuma poetry collection “Collective Amnesia” now in Spanish.
The French language translation of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Black Star Nairobi is almost here. Many readers of this blog are familiar with the writing of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Black Star Nairobi” French language edition imminent.
Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile which we mentioned as being in film production is now available for readers in German as The…View More Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” now in German.
The Arabic editions of two titles by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie were presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 7, 2018. The translation…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nonfiction titles now in Arabic.