Dilman Dila’s newest novella A Fledgling Abiba, published by Guardbridge Books is now available for lovers of African writing. Dilman Dila is a filmmaker who…View More Dilman Dila’s new novella “A Fledgling Abiba” available for your reading pleasure.
The shortlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Afritondo is a platform that aims to connect with…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
The shortlist for the African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship Programme 2020 was announced on February 26, 2020. The African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship Programme focuses…View More African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship Programme 2020 shortlist announced.
Stella Nyanzi was freed by Ugandan courts on February 20, 2020. Her new poetry collection No Roses From My Mouth, written while she was in…View More Stella Nyanzi is free! Buy her new poetry collection “No Roses From My Mouth.”
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.
Covering the length and breadth of the African continent, here is a list of literary festivals you can attend in 2020. It is regularly updated…View More African Literary Festivals you can attend in 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.