Here is information on the latest issues of 8 literary magazines that offer some of the best writing by Africans on the continent and in…View More 8 Literary magazines from Africa and its diaspora to read today
PEN International gave its PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression 2021 to Tsitsi Dangarembga on January 13, 2021. PEN International Award for Freedom of…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Award for Freedom of Expression 2021
Tendai Huchu was the featured author at the Goethe-Institut Namibia’s Virtually Yours on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He was moderated by series curator Zukiswa Wanner.…View More Tendai Huchu at Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” in December.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku…View More Book Digest: Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku Kimeria, Laila Lalami.
Hanif Abdurraqib and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma were announced recipients of Lannan Literary Fellowships on November 21, 2020. The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established…View More Hanif Abdurraqib, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma receive Lannan Literary Fellowships 2020
Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novels Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not were acquired by Faber in an announcement made on November 12, 2020. Nervous Conditions (1988),…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga’s “Nervous Conditions”, “The Book of Not” acquired by Faber.
Shona was the featured language on the last day of the Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition on Monday, November 2, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières,…View More Shona Day at Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition.
The writers taking part in the African Languages Edition of Afrolit Sans Frontières which runs from October 26 – November 2, 2020, have been revealed.…View More Afrolit Sans Frontières African Languages Edition: Meet The Writers.
The longlist for the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2020 has been announced today, October 8, 2020. Short Story Day Africa recognises short story writers…View More Short Story Day Africa Prize 2020 longlist announced.
Tsitsi Dangarembga was appointed the University of East Anglia International Chair of Creative Writing (Africa) on September 29, 2020. Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga appointed UEA International Chair of Creative Writing (Africa).
The longlists for the African Writers Awards 2020 were announced on September 28, 2020. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development…View More African Writers Awards 2020 longlists announced.
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.
Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light was announced at the September offering for the One Read App on September 7, 2020. One Read is…View More Petina Gappah’s ‘Out of Darkness, Shining Light’ for One Read in September 2020.
Makanaka Mavengere featured at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday, August 3, 2020. She was hosted by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit…View More Makanaka Mavengere at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.
Tsitsi Dangarembga has been arrested by police in Harare, Zimbabwe today, July 31, 2020. Tsitsi Dangarembga started the week being longlisted for the Booker Prize,…View More Booker prize-longlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested #FreeTsitsiDangarembga