Fiction New Books Zimbabwe

New Petina Gappah novel “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” set for 2019

Petina Gappah newest novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light will be making a landfall in the US market in 2019. This will be the Zimbabwe author’s second novel and fourth book. Petina Gappah is one of the writers that have made a name for herself in a big way in the last decade. She emerged […]

Awards Fiction Zimbabwe

Petina Gappah to judge Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2018

Petina Gappah is one of the judges for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2018. This prize is the richest prize in the world for a short story. The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is a British literary award for a single short story open to any novelist or short story writer from […]

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Petina Gappah, Yaa Gyasi, Teju Cole for PEN USA literary awards 2017

PEN America announced the finalists for the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards in several categories where US$315,000 is awarded. Those in the running include Petina Gappah, Teju Cole, Yaa Gyasi, Helen Oyeyemi, and Abdellatif Laâbi. PEN American hands out awards in very many categories of writing. The categories that interest us are the PEN/Jean Stein […]

Festivals South Africa

African writers threaten City of Durban with lawsuit

Professionals in the literary industry are up in arms against the City of Durban for lack of payment for the ARTiculate Africa festival 2017. The group of mainly aggrieved writers come from all off the continent. In November 2016, the ARTiculate Africa literary festival was hosted in Durban, South Africa as part of the Essence […]

Distribution Zimbabwe

Petina Gappah honoured by Harare City Library

The Harare City Library honoured Petina Gappah, one of the most well-known African writers in recent times, by naming its children section after her. Gappah is famous her smashing debut short story collection An Elegy For Easterly (our review) and her sophomore offering a novel The Book of Memory. In the last few years, Petina […]