The Arabic edition of Yaa Gyasi debut novel Homegoing was presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 4, 2018. The translation of…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.
Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky is the recipient of the Italian Bridge Book Award…View More Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Italian Bridge Book Award 2018.
“Rights in African Languages: Promoting networks and exchanges to facilitating trade” was a topic of discussion at the African pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair…View More Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Rights in African Languages. #FBF18
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Meryem Alaoui are the two African writers on the Prix Femina 2018 longlist. The Prix Femina was created in 1904, and each…View More Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Meryem Alaoui make Prix Femina 2018 longlist.
The ArabLit Story Prize is a new award for the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. Translators must have…View More The ArabLit Story Prize open for stories in Arabic-English translation
Senegal born writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr won the French Voices Award 2017 for his novel Terre Ceinte (Earth Girdle) on February 6, 2018. Also being…View More Mohamed Mbougar Sarr wins French Voices Award 2017
Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s debut novel Nairobi Heat is set to be unveiled as a translation in French in April. His other book The Rise of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Nairobi Heat” out in French in April 2018
Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Huzama Habayeb is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017 for her novel Velvet. Naguib Mahfouz was…View More Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017
Alain Mabanckou is on the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist that has been announced today. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every year…View More Alain Mabanckou makes Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist
Travel writing the world over has been in main an genre that seems to be belong to one type of person; white, male and privileged.…View More Noo Saro-Wiwa travel book “Looking for Transwonderland” now in Italian
The Prix Laure Bataillon is an award that recognizes the best foreign work translated into French in a year. The winners of this year’s award…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Sika Fakambi win Prix Laure Bataillon
Nigerian born award-winning novelist Helen Oyeyemi has joined a prestigious panel of judges for the £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015. Oyeyemi who currently lives…View More Helen Oyeyemi to judge UK’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015
Wanjiku Wa Ngugi is a daughter of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o who is yet again being tipped as a frontrunner for the Nobel Prize for literature.…View More Wanjiku Wa Ngugi’s book now in German as Die Scheinheiligen