Frankfurt Rights, a new platform for international rights and license trade from Frankfurter Buchmesse, is seeking African Publishers to sign up. Frankfurter Buchmesse, the world’s…
We look at those who passed away in African and Black Literature 2020 in the past year in our annual James Murua Literary Top picks.…View More Transition in African and Black Literature in 2020
We present to you the outstanding players in African and Black Literature 2020 for the past year in our annual James Murua Literary Top picks.…View More James Murua Literary: Top picks in African and Black Literature in 2020.
Andrew Herbert Omuna was announced the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Babishai Haiku…View More Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn:…View More Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)
Writer and poet Mugabi Byenkya took to Twitter to name and shame Ugandan bookshops that have failed to pay him years after supplying his debut…View More Mugabi Byenkya in Twitter campaign against non-paying Ugandan bookshops.
With the holiday upon us, here is information on the latest issues of 7 literary journals that offer some of the best writing coming out…View More 7 literary journals from Africa to read over the holiday period.
The longlists for the PEN America literary awards 2021 were announced today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Here are the Africans and African Americans in the…View More African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.
Olongo Africa, published by Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, is now available for your reading and submitting pleasure. It’s been a good month for literary publications from the…View More The Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún-published Olongo Africa is now here.
The shortlists for the Sawiris Cultural Award 2020 were announced on December 15, 2020. The Sawiris Cultural Award, open to Egyptian nationals, is one of…View More Sawiris Awards 2020 emerging-author shortlists announced.
Chigozie Obioma was announced as one of the judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 on December 15, 2020. The Booker Prize for Fiction…View More Chigozie Obioma is Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 judge.
Ayobami Adebayo’s Reste Avec Moi was awarded the Prix Les Afriques 2020 in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Prix Les Afriques is…View More Ayobami Adebayo awarded Prix Les Afriques 2020 in virtual ceremony
Wole Soyinka’s new novel, Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth, is currently making its way across Nigeria. Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth…View More Wole Soyinka’s new novel is launching across Nigeria.
Kinyanjui Kombani was this month’s guest at the Columbia Global Centre Book series for African authors on December 9, 2020. The event was moderated by…View More Kinyanjui Kombani at Columbia Global Centre Nairobi African author series
The winners of the Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020, the first edition, were announced on December 12, 2020. The Barjeel Poetry Prize is an international competition…View More Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced.
The Imbiza Journal for African Writing launched to the public with a call for submissions on December 12, 2020. December 12 saw a new addition…View More South Africa gives us the Imbiza Journal for African Writing.