The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 longlist was announced in Lagos, Nigeria on July 18, 2019. The Nigeria Prize for Literature was founded to honour…
Afrolution 2019, a festival with a literary focus, was hosted in venues in Berlin, Germany from June 13-16, 2019. The festival theme was “Pan Africanism…View More A snapshot of Afrolution 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was announced the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner for her short story Skinned at the University of London, UK on…View More Lesley Nneka Arimah is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner.
Logan February’s newest poetry collection In The Nude was published by Ouida Books on June 14, 2019. Logan February is a Nigerian poet and a…View More Logan February’s poetry collection “In The Nude” now available.
Elnathan John received his Prix Les Afriques 2019 award which he won for Né un Mardi, the French translation of his novel Born On A…View More Elnathan John receives his Prix Les Afriques 2019 award.
We share five literary festivals lovers of writing can attend across Africa in July 2019. Lovers of African writing have been enjoying the last few…View More Five Literary festivals you can attend across Africa in July 2019.
Bisi Adjapon toured Senegal and Nigeria with her Farafina published debut novel Of Women And Frogs this past March and May 2019. Of Women And…View More Bisi Adjapon tours Senegal, Nigeria with debut novel “Of Women And Frogs.”
The Gaborone Book Fair has made a callout for donations for its 2019 edition. The Gaborone Book Fair made a spectacular debut when it ran…View More Gaborone Book Fair 2019 makes callout for donations.
The shortlist of ten writers in the running for Short Story Day Africa 2018 was announced on July 4, 2019. South African headquartered Short Story…View More Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist announced.
Adipo Sidang and Mugabi Byenkya were the featured writers at the Literary Crossroads series at Goethe-Institut Nairobi on June 27, 2019. They were moderated by…View More Adipo Sidang, Mugabi Byenkya feature at Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads.
Sawti Poetry Prize, to be judged by Safia Elhillo, Marwa Babiker, and Zuhura Seng’enge, seeks entries from poets from Eastern Africa written in Arabic, Kiswahili,…View More Sawti Poetry Prize seeks entries from Eastern African poets.
The Ake Arts and Book Festival made a callout for submissions of prose, poetry, and artwork for the Ake Review 2019 on June 20, 2019.…View More Ake Review 2019 makes callout for submissions of prose, poetry, and artwork.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s second novel The Youth of God launched at the Columbia Global Centres, Nairobi on June 27, 2019. Hassan Ghedi Santur, who emigrated…View More Hassan Ghedi Santur’s “The Youth of God” launches in Nairobi.
Gaber Asfour was announced the Nile Prize for Literature 2018 winner on June 24, 2019. Egypt’s Nile Award is granted annually to people in the…View More Gaber Asfour is Egypt’s Nile Prize for Literature 2018 winner.
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo and Tomeletso Sereetsi gave a memorable performance at the Zukiswa Wanner created, Goethe-Institut hosted “Artistic Encounters” on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The Artistic…View More Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Tomeletso Sereetsi’s memorable performance at Artistic Encounters.
The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature made a call out for prose, poetry manuscripts in Kiswahili on June 24, 2019. The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize…View More Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature calls out for prose, poetry manuscripts.