Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, and Harris Dousemetzis were the winners at the African Studies Association UK awards 2020 announced on September 10, 2020.…View More Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde win African Studies Association UK 2020 awards.
Caleb Azumah Nelson is on the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2020 with Cambridge University announced on September 11, 2020. The BBC…View More Caleb Azumah Nelson on BBC National Short Story Award 2020 shortlist.
Aida Edemariam and Olivette Otele are on the judging panel of the International Booker Prize 2021 announced on September 7, 2020. The International Booker Prize…View More Aida Edemariam, Olivette Otele are International Booker Prize 2021 judges.
We bring you news from the podcasts Things Fall Together, Books & Rhymes: The Podcast, and the WISER Podcast. In recent times, podcasts have grown…View More Podcasts: Things Fall Together, Books & Rhymes, The WISER Podcast.
In which we recommend new titles from Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami now available in translation. Translation is a vital aspect in the publishing arena…View More Translation: Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami.
The longlist for the Diverse Book Awards 2020, the awards dedicated to diversity in UK writing, was announced on August 24, 2020. The Diverse Book…View More Diverse Book Awards 2020 longlist announced.
Okechukwu Nzelu is on the Polari First Book Prize 2020 shortlist announced on July 31, 2020. The Polari First Book Prize was established to celebrate…View More Okechukwu Nzelu on Polari First Book Prize 2020 shortlist.
Ashley Hickson-Lovence featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from London, UK on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was moderated by Troy Onyango. Afrolit Sans…View More Ashley Hickson-Lovence at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Kayo Chingonyi featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Leeds, UK on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was hosted by Remy Ngamije. Afrolit Sans…View More Kayo Chingonyi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Lemn Sissay and Paul Mendez are on the shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2020 announced today, July 23, 2020. Gordon Burn, who passed away…View More Lemn Sissay, Paul Mendez on Gordon Burn Prize 2020 shortlist.
Welcome to our new Book Digest feature where we regularly wrap up book news for our readers. We kick off with Dorothy Koomson, Melio Tinga,…View More Book Digest: Dorothy Koomson, Melio Tinga, Limbe to Lagos.
The Literary Consultancy Scholarship (TLC) for Black British writers, with Ellah P Wakatama as mentor, is set to launch in August. The Literary Consultancy (TLC)…View More Ellah P Wakatama to mentor new Scholarship for Black British writers
Black Lives Matter: Black Writers Guild UK, Black Agents & Editors’ Group. In the wake of the shift in world publishing in the last few…View More Black Writing Matters: Black Writers Guild UK, Black Agents & Editors’ Group.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s short story collection Manchester Happened is on the longlist for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2020 announced on July 8, 2020.…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2020 longlist.
Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys was announced the winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020 earlier today, July 9, 2020. The Orwell Prizes,…View More Colson Whitehead wins Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020.