In which we shine a light on the platforms that raised African and Black literature in 2020. For literary ecosystems to allow writers and their…
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.
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.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah was announced as one of the two winners of the William Saroyan International Prize 2020 on December 9, 2020. The William Saroyan…View More Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is William Saroyan International Prize 2020 winner.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received the Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award at a ceremony on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The Women’s Prize for…View More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award.
Kalahari Short Story Prize 2020 winners Ogamba Frances, Howard M-B Maximus, Muhumuza Charles, and Christine Coates were feted in an online ceremony on Saturday, December…View More Kalahari Short Story Prize 2020 winners feted in online ceremony.
The Brittle Paper Persons of the Year 2020 were revealed on December 7, 2020. In 2010, Brittle Paper was started by Nigeria-born USA-based academic Ainehi…View More Brittle Paper Persons of the Year 2020 announced.
The Nostalgia Anthology, the latest from Jalada Africa the Pan African writers collective, launched online on Friday, December 4, 2020. Jalada Africa, the pan African…View More Jalada Africa’s “Nostalgia Anthology” in virtual launch.
Raven Leilani’s Luster was announced the winner of The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2020 at a ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The…View More Raven Leilani is the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2020 winner
We bring you updates on the African Book Festival in Germany, the Heroe Book Festival in Kenya, and the Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt.…View More Festivals: African Book Festival, Heroe Book Festival, Cairo International Book Fair.
Nimrod’s poetry collection Petit Praise De La Lumière Nature was announced the winner of the Prix Apollinaire 2020 on December 2, 2020. The Prix Guillaume…View More Nimrod’s “Petit Praise De La Lumière Nature” is Prix Apollinaire 2020 winner
Bisi Adjapon and Zoë Beck are the guests at the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00…View More Bisi Adjapon, Zoë Beck for James Murua Literary LiveStream
Translations for books by Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika are currently available for your reading pleasure. Title: Drei Weise Aus…View More Translations: Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika