Yaa Gyasi, Cherie Jones, and Brit Bennett are on the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 announced on April 28, 2021. The Women’s…View More Writers of African descent on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 shortlist.
Edwidge Danticat and Yaa Gyasi were among the recipients of the Vilcek Prize 2020 announced on February 1, 2020. The Vilcek Foundation was established in…View More Edwidge Danticat, Yaa Gyasi are Vilcek Prize 2020 recipients.
We give you eight books by African authors that have been translated into several languages in 2019. Translation is a very important aspect of writing…View More Eight books by African authors that have been translated in 2019.
The Arabic edition of Yaa Gyasi debut novel Homegoing was presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 4, 2018. The translation of…View More Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” now in Arabic.
The International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist was announced today in Dublin today. The Africans in the running for the prize are Mohale Mashigo, Nthikeng…View More Africans make International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist
Nnedi Okorafor, Louise Umutoni, Imbolo Mbue, Warsan Shire, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Okwiri Oduor made OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list. OkayAfrica is a popular…View More Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.
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…View More Petina Gappah, Yaa Gyasi, Teju Cole for PEN USA literary awards 2017