Afrolit Sans Frontieres Festivals South Africa

Napo Masheane at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.

Napo Masheane kicked off the fifth day of Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Instagram from Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday, April 24, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a new initiative by and for writers of African origin, was started in March as a result of the Covid-19 […]

New Books Poetry South Africa

Makhosazana Xaba’s “Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018″ out now.

Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018, an anthology edited by Makhosazana Xaba and published by UKZN Press was launched in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on July 16, 2019. Makhosazana Xaba is an anthologist, essayist, short-story writer and poet. The South African has three collections of poetry: these hands (2005 and […]


A look back at Lesotho’s Ba re e ne re Literature Festival 2015

It was all happening in Maseru, Lesotho as the Ba re e ne re Literature Festival rolled into town from 5th – 6th December 2015. Translated from the Sesotho language, the words “Ba re e ne re” mean, “They say it was said that…”. This phrase is a Basotho equivalent of “Once upon a time…” […]


Dilman Dila meets Napo Masheane at Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

I’m starting to notice a pattern with these folks from Germany’s Goethe Institut. Its looking like these fellows are the one’s hosting a lot of the really cool literary events on the African continent be it Authors talk in Nigeria or Conversations with African Authors in Kenya. This month alone there shall be one event […]