In our continuing Book Digest series, we share with you new books from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, and Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi,…View More Book Digest: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse
Nikky Finney, Chet’la Sebree, and Hanif Abdurraqib are the African American recipients of the American Poets Prizes 2020 announced on September 23, 2020. The Academy…View More African American recipients of the American Poets Prizes 2020.
Namwali Serpell‘s The Old Drift was announced the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020 on September 23, 2020. The annual Arthur C. Clarke…View More Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift” wins Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020.
The US National Book Awards 2020 were announced over a few days this past week. Here are the African American nominees. The US National Book…View More African American nominees at the US National Book Awards 2020.
Tola Rotimi Abraham’s Black Sunday is a finalist at the Kirkus Prize 2020 announced on September 9, 2020. Kirkus Reviews is a US book review…View More Tola Rotimi Abraham’s “Black Sunday” is Kirkus Prize 2020 finalist.
The US National Book Foundation announced that it will award Walter Mosley with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters 2020 on September 10,…View More Walter Mosley to receive US’ National Book Foundation honour.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, and Brandon Taylor are on the shortlist for the Booker Prize 2020 announced on September 15, 2020. The Booker Prize for…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Brandon Taylor on Booker Prize 2020 shortlist.
Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones feature on the shortlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 announced on September 3, 2020. The Dublin International Literary…View More Esi Edugyan, Tayari Jones on Dublin International Literary Award 2020 shortlist.
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.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today we bring you books by Alain Mabanckou, Olivia Pilar, Aricka Foreman,…View More Book Digest: Alain Mabanckou, Olivia Pilar, Aricka Foreman, and Barbara Boswell.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today we bring you books by Akwaeke Emezi, Hemley Boum, Nnedi Okorafor,…View More Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Akwaeke Emezi, Moraa Gitaa, Nnedi Okorafor.
The nominees for the inaugural Ignyte Awards, brought to you by Fiyah Magazine, were announced on Monday, August 17, 2020. Fiyah is a quarterly speculative…View More Nominees for Fiyah’s inaugural Ignyte Awards announced.
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Laila Lalami, Harmony holiday, Morgan Parker, and Dana L. Davis are nominees of the California Book Awards 2020 announced on July 8,…View More African, African American writers who are California Book Awards 2020 nominees.
Ishmael Beah was announced a finalist for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award 2020 on August 5, 2020. Fall for the Book…View More Ishmael Beah is New American Voices Award 2020 finalist.
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.