August 2019 promises just as much activity as the previous months on the African literary calendar. Here are four literary festivals and book fairs across…View More Four African Literary Festivals to attend in August 2019.
The shortlist of ten writers in the running for Short Story Day Africa 2018 was announced on July 4, 2019. South African headquartered Short Story…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist announced.
Adipo Sidang and Mugabi Byenkya were the featured writers at the Literary Crossroads series at Goethe-Institut Nairobi on June 27, 2019. They were moderated by…View More Adipo Sidang, Mugabi Byenkya feature at Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads.
Dami Ajayi, Nick Makoha, and Koleka Putuma are the finalists of the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 announced on May 24, 2019. The…View More Dami Ajayi, Nick Makoha, Koleka Putuma are Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2018 finalists.
The Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 was hosted at the Fairway Hotel, Kampala, Uganda from May 15-17, 2019. The theme for this year’s conference was…View More A snapshot of the Uganda International Writers Conference 2019.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charmed residents of Nairobi and Kigali on her Manchester Happened East African tour. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi won the Kwani Manuscript prize in…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charms Nairobi, Kigali in “Manchester Happened” tour.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Manchester Happened is on the UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist announced on May 8, 2019. Big Book is an awards scheme…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist.
Harriet Anena has an opportunity to attend Columbia University’s MFA. Here’s how you can make her dream come true. Harriet Anena is one of the…View More Gofundme: How to support Harriet Anena’s Columbia University dreams.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s East African tour for her new short story collection Manchester Happened runs from May 9 – 17, 2019. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi came…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s “Manchester Happened” East Africa tour.
Chris Adwar and Kagayi Ngobi were the featured guests at Goethe Kenya’s Artistic Encounters on April 24, 2019. In Artistic Encounters, two artists of different…View More Chris Adwar, Kagayi Ngobi’s day at Goethe Kenya’s Artistic Encounters.
Acan Innocent Immaculate’s children’s book The Pearl Trotters in Black, Yellow, Red launched in Mbarara and Kampala, Uganda on April 13 and 19, 2019. Acan…View More Acan Innocent Immaculate’s “The Pearl Trotters in Black, Yellow, Red” launches.
Kagayi Peter and Chris Adwar will be the featured artists at the Artistic Encounters series at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on April 24, 2019.…View More Kagayi Peter, Chris Adwar for Goethe’s Artistic Encounters on April 24.
Nick Makoha is on the judging panel for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019 announced on April 9, 2019. T.S. Eliot, full name Thomas Stearns Eliot,…View More Nick Makoha on team to judge T.S. Eliot Prize 2019.
The shortlists for the Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 were announced on April 3, 2019. Gerald Kraak was a South African writer, grant-maker, film-maker, and human…View More Gerald Kraak Prize 2019 shortlists announced.
The Babishai Niwe Foundation celebrated their tenth anniversary starting on World Poetry Day 2019 on March 21, 2019. The team led by founder Beverley Nambozo…View More Lillian Akampurira Aujo on Babishai Foundation 10th year celebration.