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.
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.
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.
Christopher Mlalazi’s novel Running With Mother is now available in Spanish from Mexican outfit El Sotano. Bulawayo-born Christopher Mlalazi is the writer of several titles…View More Christopher Mlalazi’s “Running With Mother” now available in Spanish.
Storymoja Publishers officially withdrew the Young Adult title Blood Ties by South African writer Zimkhitha Mlanzeli from the Kenyan market on November 1, 2019. Storymoja…View More Storymoja Publishers officially withdraws Zimkhitha Mlanzeli’s Young Adult title “Blood Ties.”
The AfroYoungAdult anthology from the Goethe-Institut will launch at the Ake Book Festival 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria which happens on October 24-27, 2019. In September…View More Goethe-Institut’s AfroYoungAdult anthology to launch at Ake Book Festival 2019.
Akwaeke Emezi’s novel Pet is on the longlist for the National Book Awards 2019 in the Young People’s Literature category announced on September 16, 2019.…View More Akwaeke Emezi on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.
Readings from the AfroYoungAdult anthology were a special feature of the Literary Crossroads in Accra with Mamle Kabu and Zukiswa Wanner on August 28, 2019.…View More Literary Crossroads Accra features AfroYoungAdult readings.
The Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction has made a callout for entries in English, French or Hausa. The Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction…View More Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction makes callout for entries.
Do You Dream Of Terra-Two, the Science fiction Young Adult debut by Temi Oh, is now available for your reading pleasure. While science fiction writing…View More Temi Oh’s Sci-Fi debut “Do You Dream Of Terra-Two” is here.
The writers who will feature in the AfroYoungAdult Anthology project by Goethe Institut were announced on March 1, 2019. In September 2018, the Goethe-Institut invited…View More Goethe Institut’s AfroYoungAdult Anthology writers announced.
Ngozi Ukazu and Tomi Adeyemi are finalists for the William C. Morris Award 2019. The William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award, first given in…View More Ngozi Ukazu, Tomi Adeyemi are Morris Award 2019 finalists.
The Goethe-Institut announced the participants to take part in #AfroYoungAdult workshops in eight African cities in February 2019 on January 3, 2019. In September 2018,…View More Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshop participants announced.
The team running the Goethe sponsored #AfroYoungAdult project have announced the facilitators for the workshops to be conducted across eight African cities. In September 2018,…View More Meet the facilitators for the Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshops.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was announced the Raven Award 2018 winner for her young adult novel Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree on December 5, 2018. The…View More Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is US’s Raven Award 2018 winner.