• Guggenheim Fellows 2024 announced

    Guggenheim Fellows 2024 announced

    The Guggenheim Fellows 2024 were announced on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Here are the writers and poets of African descent on the list. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The fellowship…

  • Wangari The Storyteller’s Nairobi book signing

    Wangari The Storyteller’s Nairobi book signing

    Wangari The Storyteller will have a meet and greet at the Alliance Française Nairobi on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Wangari The Storyteller is a storyteller who infuses her stories with song, dance, chants, and other performance delicacies to create an intimate interaction with her audiences. She has performed at numerous venues starting with her hometown…

  • Book Digest: Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, Hussain Ahmed

    Book Digest: Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, Hussain Ahmed

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, and Hussain Ahmed. From the river to the sea by Nathi NgubanePublisher: Social Media BanditDate:  February 16, 2024Genre:  Nonfiction, Children’s Book,Language:  EnglishWhere to find it: Social Media Bandit, Hikmah,  Suhayla Nathi…

  • Kwame Dawes is Jamaica’s new Poet Laureate

    Kwame Dawes is Jamaica’s new Poet Laureate

    Kwame Dawes was declared the Poet Laureate of Jamaica for 2024 – 2027 in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The Poet Laureate of Jamaica programme is directed by the National Library of Jamaica in partnership with the Ministry of Culture Gender Entertainment and Sportand King’s House. The laureate’s job is to present public…

  • Itamar Vieira Junior on International Booker Prize 2024 shortlist.

    Itamar Vieira Junior on International Booker Prize 2024 shortlist.

    Itamar Vieira Junior’s novel Crooked Plow is on the shortlist for the International Booker Prize 2024 announced on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction from around the world translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. David Diop won the award…

  • Literary Magazines: Bakwa, Fiyah, Maroko, Michigan Quarterly Review

    Literary Magazines: Bakwa, Fiyah, Maroko, Michigan Quarterly Review

    New editions of Bakwa, Fiyah, Maroko, and the Michigan Quarterly Review are available for your reading pleasure. Bakwa Magazine Bakwa is an online and print literary magazine based in Yaoundé, Cameroon founded by Dzekashu MacViban in 2011. The eleventh edition with the theme “When Love is a Scream” assembles stories, essays, poetry, and translation that…

  • Isele Prizes 2024 shortlists announced.

    Isele Prizes 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Isele Prizes 2024, which are in the third edition, were announced on Monday, April 8, 2024 The Isele Prizes were founded to celebrate the best of short stories, poetry, and essays by writers published in the Ukamaka Olisakwe founded Isele Magazine in 2022. They are split into three categories of –…

  • US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair 2024 starts April 11

    US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair 2024 starts April 11

    The US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair 2024 runs in the US territory from April 11 – 14, 2024. The festival theme is “Legacies: Reckoning + Resilience” The US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair was first hosted at the University of the Virgin Islands in 2015. For the last nine years,…

  • Maya Binyam, Tyriek White among US National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 2024 honourees

    Maya Binyam, Tyriek White among US National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 2024 honourees

    Maya Binyam and Tyriek White are among the honourees of the US National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 2024 announced on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The National Book Foundation, best known for its National Book Awards, announces some of the best young writers in the United States with its “5 Under 35” awards. Nominees are…

  • Livre d’Ailleurs 2024 for France from April 12

    Livre d’Ailleurs 2024 for France from April 12

    Livre d’Ailleurs 2024 will be hosted for its third edition in Nancy, France from April 12 – 14, 2024. Livre d’Ailleurs (Book of Elsewhere) is an international literary festival first hosted in Nancy, France in 2022. It is aimed at broadening literary horizons and introducing audiences to other imaginary worlds and alternates between an edition…

  • OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 shortlists announced.

    OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 shortlists announced.

    Safiya Sinclair, Nicole Sealey, and Kevin Jared Hosein are the shortlisted writers of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 announced in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The OCM (One Caribbean Media) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, worth US$10,000, is an annual award for literary books by Caribbean writers, first handed…

  • Hemley Boum is Prix Louis-Guilloux 2024 finalist

    Hemley Boum is Prix Louis-Guilloux 2024 finalist

    Hemley Boum’s novel Le rêve du pêcheur was declared a Prix Louis-Guilloux 2024 finalist on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Louis Guilloux was a French writer known for his novels describing working-class life and political struggles in the mid-twentieth century. The legendary writer passed away in 1980 and three years later the Conseil Général of the…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is Prix Du Livre Inter 2024 finalist

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is Prix Du Livre Inter 2024 finalist

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s Le Convoi is a finalist for Prix Du Livre Inter 2024; the announcement was made on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The Prix du Livre Inter is a prize for best French novel of the year awarded by the radio channel France Inter established at the initiative of Paul-Louis Mignon in 1975. The…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Reem Bassiouney, Dr Houssem Eddine Chachia, and Dr Ahmed Somai won at the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2024 on Thursday, April 4, 2024. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural, literary…

  • Itamar Vieira Junior wins Prix Montluc Resistance et Liberté 2024

    Itamar Vieira Junior wins Prix Montluc Resistance et Liberté 2024

    Itamar Vieira Junior’s novel Charrue Tordue won the Prix Montluc Resistance et Liberté 2024 in Lyon, France on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was given a special mention. Prix Montluc Resistance et Liberté (English: Montluc Resistance and Freedom Prize) is awarded to an author, whether French or foreign, whose work questions current methods…