Canisia Lubrin’s poetry collection The Dyzgraphxst was announced the winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize 2021 today, June 23, 2021. The Griffin Poetry Prize is…
The nominees for the African Christian Authors Book Awards were announced in Nairobi on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The African Christian Authors Book Award program…View More African Christian Authors Book Awards Nominees announced.
Sudhir Hazareesingh’s Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture was announced the winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2021 on June 9, 2021. The…View More Sudhir Hazareesingh wins UK’s Wolfson History Prize 2021.
Kayo Chingonyi, Caleb Femi, and Nicole Sealey are the writers of African descent on the shortlists for the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2021 announced on…View More Writers of African descent on UK’s Forward Prizes for Poetry 2021 shortlists.
P. Djèlí Clark’s novella Ring Shout was one of the winners at the Nebula Awards 2020 announced on Saturday, June 5, 2021 The Nebula Awards…View More P. Djèlí Clark’s novella wins at Nebula Awards 2020
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone was announced as the One Read offering for June 2021 on Monday, June 7, 2021. One Read is a…View More Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s “House of Stone” for One Read in June 2021.
Maaza Mengiste’s Il Re Ombra (The Shadow King) translated by Anna Nadotti was revealed to be the winner of Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021 on…View More Maaza Mengiste wins Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021
Maneo Refiloe Mohale’s Everything is a Deathly Flower was named the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2020 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry…View More Maneo Refiloe Mohale is Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry 2020 winner.
Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize 2021 by the English PEN today, June 8, 2021. The PEN Pinter Prize…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga announced PEN Pinter Prize 2021 winner
The shortlists for the Sunday Times CNA Literary Awards 2021 were made public on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The Sunday Times Literary Prize, organised by…View More Sunday Times CNA Literary Awards 2021 shortlists announced
Storymoja Publishers will be attempting to break the world record in number of people reading aloud at the same time at the Kenyan National Read…View More Storymoja National Read Aloud Campaign attempts world record.
David Diop’s At Night All Blood is Black, translated from French by Anna Moschovakis, was announced the winner of the International Booker Prize 2021 on…View More David Diop wins International Booker Prize 2021.
Writers of African descent won big at the Lambda Literary Awards 2021 announced on the evening of Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The Lambda Literary Awards,…View More Writers of African descent win at the Lambda Literary Awards 2021.
Koleka Putuma presented her newest poetry collection Hullo Bu-bye Koko Come In at an event in CNA, Cape Town, South Africa on May 22, 2021.…View More Koleka Putuma presents “Hullo Bu-bye Koko Come In” in Cape Town.
The shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 has been announced today, June 2, 2021. It features Doreen Baingana, Meron Hadero, Rémy…View More AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 shortlist announced.
Ghana Library Authority and Editora Trinta Zero Nove were declared winners at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021 today, June 1, 2021. The…View More African winners at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021.