Advocacy Awards South Africa

Puku Children’s Literature Foundation Wins UNESCO Award 2021

Puku Children’s Literature Foundation was awarded the 2021 UNESCO King Sejong International Literacy Prize for its work on “Using digital technologies to promote children’s literature in South Africa’s indigenous languages” on September 9, 2021. In awarding Puku and other 2021 recipients, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay noted that all the winners have literally changed the […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa

On this edition of Throwback Thursday we focus on The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa which ran from 1980-2009.For many followers of the literary establishment who could be considered to be younger, many believe that publishing in Africa started in 2000. This was the year that Leila Aboulela was awarded the first Caine Prize […]

Festivals South Africa

Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests

The Abantu Festival 2016 set for 06 – 10 December in Soweto, South Africa have announced some of their guests and the lineup is epic. The Abantu Book Festival with Thando Mgqolozana as director and Panashe Chigumadzi as curator is organised under the theme, Our Stories. The new festival celebrates African stories through written and […]

Awards Cote D'Ivoire Fiction Nigeria South Africa

New Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 seek your entry (Self-published folks need not apply)

The Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 were announced yesterday and they are already looking for your submissions. Only books by debutant authors from publishing houses who have published in the last 24 months are eligible. The current holder of the prize is Fiston Mujila who was announced a few months ago. The judges for the Etisalat […]