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Percival Everett on Dublin International Literary Award 2023 shortlist

Percival Everett’s novel The Trees is on the shortlist of the Dublin International Literary Award 2023 announced on Monday, March 28, 2023. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature since. The prize worth €100,000 is sponsored by the […]

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Margo Jefferson, Victoria Adukwei Bulley win Rathbones Folio Prize 2023

Margo Jefferson and Victoria Adukwei Bulley won in their categories at the Rathbones Folio Prize 2023 in London, UK on March 27, 2023. The Rathbones Folio Prize is a literary award currently sponsored by Rathbones Investment Management that first ran in 2014–2015. Previous winners have been George Saunders, Akhil Sharma, Hisham Matar, Richard Lloyd Parry, […]

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Lambda Awards 2023 finalists announced.

The finalists for the Lambda Awards 2023 were announced on Monday, March 20, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent who made the cut. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they are known, are an award of Lambda Literary, the oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing Lesbian, Gay, Trans, and Queer […]

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Literary Magazines: Decolonial Passage, Maroko, Libretto, Johannesburg Review

Maroko, the Decolonial Passage, Libretto Magazine, and the Johannesburg Review of Books are currently available for your reading pleasure. the Decolonial Passage Decolonial Passage, founded in 2020, features writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project, regardless of the writer’s race, origin, gender, disability, or geographical location. The second issue of the magazine features […]

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Jhalak Prize 2023 longlists announced.

The longlists for the Jhalak Prize 2023 in the adult as well as the Children and YA (Young Adult) categories were announced on March 15, 2023. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) […]

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2023 longlist announced

The longlist for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2023 was announced in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The Griffin Poetry Prize is the world’s largest international prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English. The Canada-based prize was founded by businessman and philanthropist Scott Griffin in 2000. […]

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Nebula Awards 2023 finalists announced.

The finalists for the Nebula Awards 2023 were announced on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent among them. The Nebula Awards, recognising the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States, were first held in 1966. They are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and […]

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023 longlist announced.

NoViolet Bulawayo, Jacqueline Crooks, and Tara M. Stringfellow are on the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023 announced on March 7, 2023. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in […]

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Literary Magazines: Kikwetu, Pepper Coast, Isele, and Tampered Press

Kikwetu Journal, Pepper Coast Lit, Isele Magazine, and Tampered Press are currently available for your reading pleasure. Kikwetu Journal Kikwetu is an annual online literary journal that publishes both new and established writers from East Africa and beyond in English and Swahili. The current edition has contributions from among others Moses Abukutsa, Florence Onyango, Raheem […]

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L.A. Times Book Prizes 2023 finalists announced.

The finalists for the L.A. Times Book Prizes 2022 were announced on Wednesday, February 22, 2022. Here are the writers of African descent on the list. The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were founded in 1980 by Art Seidenbaum, a Los Angeles Times book editor from 1978 to 1985. They are awarded annually in Best […]

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Audie Awards 2023 finalists announced.

The finalists for the Audie Awards 2023 were announced on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent who made the cut. The Audie Awards have been awarded annually by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment since 1996. Some of the awards given relate to types of writing, […]

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US NAACP Image Awards 2023 winners announced.

The winners of the NAACP Image Awards 2023 were announced in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Here are those in the literary categories. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States aimed at advancing justice for African Americans founded by a […]

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Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 longlist announced.

The longlist of fifteen writers in the running for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 was announced on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Afritondo, a platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of African and black minority populations across the globe, is the organisation behind the Afritondo Short Story Prize. Previous winners have […]

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National Book Critics Circle Awards 2022 finalists announced.

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards 2022 were announced on January 31, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent on the lists. The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) bestows its awards in six categories, honoring the best books published in the past year in the United States since 1974. The finalists […]

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Jamiella Brooks, Chioniso Tsikisayi win at Canopus Awards 2023.

Jamiella Brooks and Chioniso Tsikisayi won at the Canopus Award for Interstellar Writing in Fiction at the NEXUS 2023 Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya on February 4, 2023. The Canopus Award recognizes the finest fiction and non-fiction works that engage broad audiences and enhance the understanding, excitement, and knowledge of interstellar space exploration and travel. […]