The shortlists for the Jhalak Prize 2021, for adults, YA, and Children were announced on April 13, 2021. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Paul Mendez on Jhalak Prize 2021 shortlists.
The longlists for the Jhalak Prize 2021, for adults, YA, and Children were announced today, March 9, 2021. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Paul Mendez on Jhalak Prize 2021 longlists.
The winners of the US National Book Awards 2020 were announced in a virtual ceremony streaming online on November 18, 2020. The US National Book…View More US National Book Awards 2020 winners announced
Paul Kisakye was announced the winner of the Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2020 on October 31, 2020. The Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult…View More Paul Kisakye is Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2020 winner
Raven Leilani, Mychal Denzel Smith, Gordon C. James, and Derrick Barnes were revealed to be the Kirkus Prize 2020 winners on November 5, 2020. Kirkus…View More Raven Leilani, Mychal Denzel Smith, Gordon C. James and Derrick Barnes are Kirkus Prize 2020 winners.
The shortlists for the US National Book Awards 2020 was announced on October 6, 2020. Here are the African American nominees still in the running.…View More African Americans on the US National Book Awards 2020 shortlists.
The shortlists for the Diverse Book Awards 2020, the awards dedicated to diversity in UK writing, were announced on September 30, 2020. The Diverse Book…View More Diverse Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced. #TheDBAwards
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.