N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor won in their categories at the Hugo and Astounding Awards 2020 on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The Hugo and Astounding…View More N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor are Hugo and Astounding Awards 2020 winners.
Kacen Callender, Rivers Solomon, Nisi Shawl, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Sheree Renée Thomas are finalists for the World Fantasy Awards 2020 announced on July 27,…View More World Fantasy Awards 2020 finalists announced.
Isele Magazine, a new magazine founded by Ukamaka Olisakwe, makes its debut today July 30, 2020. Ukamaka Olisakwe first came to the attention of the…View More The Ukamaka Olisakwe-founded Isele Magazine makes its debut.
L.L. McKinney featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Kansas City, USA on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was hosted by Mohale Mashigo. Afrolit…View More L.L. McKinney at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Kiley Reid, and Brandon Taylor are on the longlist for the Booker Prize 2020 announced on July 27, 2020. The Booker…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Kiley Reid, Brandon Taylor on Booker Prize 2020 longlist.
Nnedi Okorafor and Ebony Flowers won at the Eisner Awards 2020 announced on July 25, 2020. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to…View More Nnedi Okorafor, Ebony Flowers are Eisner Awards 2020 winners.
The nominees for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 featuring writers and poets with African roots were announced on July 23, 2020. The Hurston/Wright Legacy…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 nominees announced.
Iskanchi Press and Magazine, founded by publisher, journalist, and writer Kenechi Uzor, is here. Kenechi Uzor has worked as the Kachifo/Farafina Enterprise Editor and the…View More Kenechi Uzor founded Iskanchi Press and Magazine is here!
Lisa Lucas and Dana Canedy are moving up in prominent publishing outfits in the United States. The United States publishing industry isn’t famous for its…View More Lisa Lucas, Dana Canedy making moves in US publishing.
Colson Whitehead was announced the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction 2020 recipient on July 13, 2020. The Library of Congress Prize for American…View More Colson Whitehead is Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction 2020 recipient.
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.
Kalynn Bayron’s Young Adult offering Cinderella is Dead, from Bloomsbury YA, was published on July 7, 2020. This blogger was first introduced to Kalynn Bayron…View More Kalynn Bayron’s Young Adult novel “Cinderella is Dead” published on July 7.
The Juneteenth Book Festival, organised by author L.L. McKinney and book publicist Saraciea Fennell, happened this past June 19, 2020. Its aim was to shine…View More A snapshot of the Juneteenth Book Festival 2020.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards 2020 were announced in Philadelphia, USA, on June 27, 2020. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually…View More Coretta Scott King Book Awards 2020 announced.
Hannibal Tabu wrapped up day one of Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from Los Angeles, USA on June 29, 2020. He was hosted by…View More Hannibal Tabu wraps up day one at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.