Stella Nyanzi was announced the winner of the Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award 2020 on January 16, 2020. PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee, the PEN…View More Stella Nyanzi wins Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award 2020.
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.
The cover for Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s second novel The First Woman, to be published by Oneworld on June 4, 2020, has been revealed. Jennifer Nansubuga…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s novel “The First Woman” cover revealed.
Joshua Mmali launched his debut poetry collection The Women Are Here at Pawa254 in Nairobi on August 30, 2019. Joshua Mmali first came to the…View More Joshua Mmali launches poetry collection “The Women Are Here” in Nairobi.
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.