In the return of our “Throwback Thursday” segment, we feature legendary late Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera. Dambudzo Marechera was a Zimbabwean novelist, short story writer,…
The finalists for Prix Ivoire 2019, the leading literary prize from Cote D’Ivoire, were announced on August 9, 2019. The Prix Ivoire is an award…View More Cote D’Ivoire’s Prix Ivoire 2019 finalists announced.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was the featured guest at the MacMillan Memorial Library on Saturday, August 3, 2019. She was moderated by Nanjala Nyabola. Yvonne Adhiambo…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor at the MacMillan Memorial Library.
Billy Kahora’s long-awaited short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories launched at Pawa254 in Nairobi, Kenya on August 1, 2019. Billy…View More Billy Kahora’s “The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories” launches in Nairobi.
The cover for Water Birds on the Lakeshore, the anthology of Goethe Institut’s AfroYoungAdult project has been revealed. In September 2018, the Goethe Institut announced…View More Goethe Institut’s AfroYoungAdult’s “Water Birds on the Lakeshore” anthology cover revealed.
It has emerged that Ayobami Adebayo is the winner of the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 for her debut novel Stay With Me today, August…View More Ayobami Adebayo is 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 winner.
Yejide Kilanko is on the longlist for the Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 announced on August 6, 2019. The Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction,…View More Yejide Kilanko on Canada’s Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2019 longlist.
Ali Hilal Ali had a reading of his novel Mmeza Fupa at the Soma Book Café in Dar es Salaam on July 27, 2019. Ali…View More Ali Hilal Ali reads “Mmeza Fupa” at Soma Cafe, Dar es Salaam.
US novelist, essayist, editor, and teacher Toni Morrison died on the evening of Monday, August 5, 2019. Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor,…View More Toni Morrison has passed on.
Writers who write in English and Portuguese are set to converge on Nairobi for the first Macondo Literary Festival to take place from September 27-29,…View More Lusophone, Anglophone authors to converge on Nairobi for Macondo Literary Festival.
Amara Nicole Okolo is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing & Publishing program recipient at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the…View More Amara Nicole Okolo is Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA recipient.
Fred Khumalo has revealed the cover for his newest fiction title The Longest March, published by Umuzi, set to make its debut on September 2019.…View More Fred Khumalo reveals cover for his newest fiction title “The Longest March.”
Adam El Shalakany was announced the winner of the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 on August 5, 2019. Noel Cheruto was the first runner…View More Adam El Shalakany is Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 winner.
The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019 was hosted in the Somaliland city of Hargeisa from July 20-25, 2019. The Hargeysa International Book Fair is the…View More A snapshot of the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019.
August 2019 promises just as much activity as the previous months on the African literary calendar. Here are four literary festivals and book fairs across…View More Four African Literary Festivals to attend in August 2019.
The longlists for the African Writers Awards 2019 were announced on July 30, 2019. The African Writers Conference is an African Writers Development Trust event…View More African Writers Awards 2019 longlists announced.