The shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 has been announced today, June 2, 2021. It features Doreen Baingana, Meron Hadero, Rémy…View More AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 shortlist announced.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Patrice Lawrence were declared the winners of the Jhalak Prize 2021 on May 25, 2021. The Jhalak Prize for Book of…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Patrice Lawrence win Jhalak Prize 2021
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s The First Woman is on the shortlist of the UK’s Royal Society of Literature Encore Award 2021 announced today, May 5, 2021.…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on UK’s Encore Award 2021 shortlist.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Shola von Reinhold are on the shortlist of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2021 announced on May 4, 2021. The…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Shola von Reinhold on James Tait Black Prize 2021 shortlist.
The stimmen afrikas Short Story Festival, featuring among others Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Sinzo Aanza, Nafissatou Dia Diouf, Karen Jennings, Olumide Popoola, and Jo Güstin, runs…View More African writers to feature at stimmen afrikas Short Story Festival
The shortlist for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 has been announced today March 31, 2021. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, worth £3,000,…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 shortlist announced.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is advising readers against buying the edition of Kintu first produced by Kwani Trust. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi first came to continental fame…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi advises against Kwani Trust edition of “Kintu.”
There are several African writers on the shortlists for the British Science Fiction Awards 2020 announced on February 18, 2021. The British Science Fiction Awards,…View More African writers on British Science Fiction Awards 2020 shortlists.
Andrew Herbert Omuna was announced the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Babishai Haiku…View More Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn:…View More Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)
Writer and poet Mugabi Byenkya took to Twitter to name and shame Ugandan bookshops that have failed to pay him years after supplying his debut…View More Mugabi Byenkya in Twitter campaign against non-paying Ugandan bookshops.
Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek was announced a Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow 2020-21 on November 30, 2020. The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment for the…View More Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek is Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow 2020-21.
Ogamba Frances’s short story My Husband’s Wife was announced the English language winner of the Kalahari Short Story Prize 2020 today, December 1, 2020. Second…View More Ogamba Frances is Kalahari Short Story Prize 2020 English winner
Nyana Kakoma and Mariela Nagle are the guests at the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00…View More Nyana Kakoma, Mariela Nagle for James Murua Literary LiveStream
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was the featured author at GoetheNamibia’s Virtually Yours on Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was moderated by series curator Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi at Goethe-Namibia’s “Virtually Yours.”