Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Mohale Mashigo are on the judging panel of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 announced today, September 3, 2019. The Commonwealth…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Mohale Mashigo to judge Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ newest book, a short story collection The City Will Love You, is almost here. You can lend your hand to get this…View More How to support Nii Ayikwei Parkes newest book “The City Will Love You.”
Nii Ayikwei Parkes was the keynote speaker at the Bare Lit Festival 2018 giving the address at The Albany, London UK on May 27, 2018.…View More Long Read: Nii Ayikwei Parkes keynote address at the Bare Lit Festival 2018.
Gyara is a new literary journal for you to submit your work. The new literary space is looking for creative non-fiction, book reviews, memoirs, essays…View More Gyara Journal: Meet the editors of the continent’s newest literary space.
The Pa Gya! Literary Festival is set to happen at the Goethe Institut in Accra, Ghana from October 20-22, 2017. It’s been a busy time…View More Pa Gya! A Literary Festival In Accra for October 2017
Buchi Emecheta the author of numerous novels passed away in London, UK on January 25th 2017. Tributes from all over the African literary community have…View More Tributes flood in for legendary Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta
The Abena Korantemaa Writivism Prize for Oral History is an annual award for Oral History by emerging African writers and storytellers resident in Ghana administered…View More The Abena Korantemaa Writivism Prize for Oral History 2016
It official. Ugandan writer and poet Mildred Barya has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award. The residency…View More Mildred Barya wins Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award 2015
I remember the joy of hearing that Nii Ayikwei Parkes having being selected for Sylt Foundation Residency in July last year. He went and did…View More African Literary Writer’s Residency Award call for applications
The Prix Laure Bataillon is an award that recognizes the best foreign work translated into French in a year. The winners of this year’s award…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Sika Fakambi win Prix Laure Bataillon
Ghanaian Meshack Asare is the winner of this years 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. The award was announced by World Literature Today, the…View More Meshack Asare wins prestigious Prize for children’s literature
One of our favourite writers here at JamesMurua.com is Nii Ayikei Parkes. The Ghanaian writer who has done a lot to push the literacy agenda…View More Nii Ayikwei Parkes wins 2014 African Writer´s Residency Award
In the continuing tale of the Writivism Festival that will be rocking Kampala, Uganda next week lets give you another gig to look forward to;…View More Writivism Festival 2014: Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Google Hangout
Next week all eyes will be on Kampala, Uganda for the Writivism Festival 2014. Many events will be happening at what is gearing up to…View More Writivism: Zukiswa Wanner, NoViolet Bulawayo, Nii Ayikwei Parkes & Jeniffer Makumbi book signing
A few weeks ago the Caine Prize hosted one of its annual workshops in Zimbabwe with some of the leading African writers in attendance. They…View More Images from the Caine Prize Zimbabwe Workshop 2014