The Kamau Brathwaite Remix Engine YouTube channel has been celebrating Caribbean legend Kamau Brathwaite since it was set up on May 8, 2020. Kamau Brathwaite,…
Titilope Sonuga was named the Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2021. She starts her term on July 1, 2021. A Poet Laureate’s…View More Titilope Sonuga named Edmonton, Canada’s poet laureate.
Dr Joyce Nyairo and Sharon Dodua Otoo are the guests of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00…View More Dr Joyce Nyairo, Sharon Dodua Otoo for James Murua Literary LiveStream
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…View More Canisia Lubrin wins Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize 2021.
Haji Gora Haji and Prof Bhekizizwe Peterson, two of the most respected names in African letters, passed away recently. Haji Gora Haji Haji Gora Haji…View More Transition: Haji Gora Haji, Prof Bhekizizwe Peterson
Musa Okwonga, Hanif Abdurraqib, Salena Godden, Courttia Newland, and Caleb Azuma Nelson are on the longlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2021 announced today, June…View More Writers of African descent on UK’s Gordon Burn Prize 2021 longlist.
Kwame Dawes, Boris Boubacar Diop are the writers of African descent on the finalists list of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2022 revealed on…View More Writers of African descent on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2022 finalists list
The shortlist for the Palestine Book Awards 2021 was announced on Monday, June 14, 2021. The Palestine Book Awards were set up to honour the…View More Palestine Book Awards 2021 shortlist announced.
Idza Luhumyo was announced the winner of the Short Story Day Africa Prize 2021 today, June 21, 2021. Second and third were Mbozi Haimbe and…View More Idza Luhumyo wins Short Story Day Africa Prize 2021
Tsitsi Dangarembga was announced the winner of Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade) 2021 today, June 21, 2021. The…View More Tsitsi Dangarembga wins German Book Trade Peace Prize 2021.
We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Anja Saleh, TL Huchu, and P…View More Book Digest: Anja Saleh, TL Huchu, Pumla Dineo Gqola, P Djeli Clark
There are ten writers on the longlist for the James Currey Prize for Literature announced today, June 16, 2021. The James Currey Prize for African…View More James Currey Prize for Literature longlist announced.
The NYrobi Book Fest is a new initiative set to be hosted by the Alliance Française de Nairobi on June 25-26, 2021. In 2019, the…View More Alliance Française de Nairobi to host NYrobi Book Fest on June 25-26.
In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in June 2021.…View More Opportunities for writers, poets and publishers for June 2021.
The African Book Festival 2021 is set to happen in Berlin, Germany on July 16-17, 2021. In the last few years, Berlin has hosted and…View More Berlin’s African Book Festival 2021 for July 16-17
Artistic Encounters, the series founded by Zukiswa Wanner in 2017, returns with Mphuthumi Ntabeni and Malcolm Jiyane from Johannesburg, South Africa on June 15, 2021.…View More Artistic Encounters returns with Mputhumi Ntabeni, Malcolm Jiyane.