Fiction New Books Sierra Leone

Ishmael Beah’s newest novel “Little Family” launches at Politics and Prose.

Ishmael Beah’s newest novel Little Family launched virtually at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C., USA on April 28, 2020. The Sierra Leonean was streaming from Los Angeles. Ishmael Beah is an author and human rights activist who rose to fame because of his New York Times-bestselling memoir, A Long Way Gone. He […]

Fiction New Books Senegal

Marie NDiaye’s new novel “The Cheffe” out in October.

Marie NDiaye’s newest novel The Cheffe, published by Penguin Random House, makes its appearance on the African literary scene on October 29, 2019. Marie NDiaye is one of the most prolific authors from the African continent with novels for children and adults, short stories, plays, and screenplays written in French. Born in France to Senegalese […]

Fiction Launches New Books Somalia

Nuruddin Farah’s “North of Dawn” to launch in Cape Town on April 24.

Nuruddin Farah’s North of Dawn is launching in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Nuruddin Farah, one of the most respected names in world writing today, is most famous for his novels. The Somali novelist has also written plays both for stage and radio, as well as short stories and essays. He […]

Fiction New Books Zambia

Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift” to make March debut.

Namwali Serpell’s debut novel The Old Drift, published by Penguin Random House, will be available for your reading pleasure on March 26, 2019. Namwali Serpell first emerged to many followers of African writing when she was listed among the Africa 39; writers under forty likely to make an impact on our industry in the future. […]

New Books Nonfiction South Africa

Sihle Khumalo’s “Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse” is here!

Sihle Khumalo’s fourth book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse is here. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We were introduced to Sihle Khumalo’s work a few years ago when we read his first book Dark Continent My Black Arse. In this book he gives the chronology of his trip from Cape Town, South […]

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9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The nine books on the longlist for the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017, formerly the Etisalat Prize, have been announced. The 9mobile Prize for Literature was born in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for Literature to showcase the best in African literature. The prize, then sponsored by Nigerian telecommunications company Etisalat, was open to a […]