Category: Angola

  • Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 shortlist announced

    Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 shortlist announced

    The shortlist for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 was announced on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the translation craft and recognise its cultural importance. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and is supported by New College, The…

  • Island Prize 2024 longlist announced

    Island Prize 2024 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa 2024 was made public on Friday, February 23, 2024. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers…

  • Book Digest: Njambi McGrath, Jason Allen-Paisant, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Farouk Sesay and Elizabeth L. A. Kamar

    Book Digest: Njambi McGrath, Jason Allen-Paisant, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Farouk Sesay and Elizabeth L. A. Kamar

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Njambi McGrath, Jason Allen-Paisant, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Farouk Sesay, and Elizabeth L. A. Kamar. Rinsing Mukami’s Soul by Njambi McGrath Publisher:  JacarandaDate:  February 2, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Jacaranda Njambi McGrath Njambi McGrath is a…

  • João Tala receives Grande Prémio de Cultura e Artes de Angola 2023.

    João Tala receives Grande Prémio de Cultura e Artes de Angola 2023.

     João Tala was declared the winner of Grande Prémio de Cultura e Artes de Angola 2023, literature category in Luanda on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. The Grande Prémio de Cultura e Artes de Angola 2023 (English: National Prize for Culture and Arts of Angola) is a local government initiative aimed at encouraging the creative ingenuity…

  • João Melo wins Premio de Literatura DST Angola/Camões 2023

    João Melo wins Premio de Literatura DST Angola/Camões 2023

    João Melo’s poetry collection Diário do Medo won Premio de Literatura DST Angola/ Camões 2023 on November 6, 2023. The DST Angola/Camões Literature Prize is a joint initiative between dstgroup and Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua celebrating books published in poetry and prose by Angolan artists. DST Angola is a subsidiary of…

  • Ondjaki wins Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023

    Ondjaki wins Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023

    Ondjaki was awarded the Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023 in Évora, Portugal on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Vergílio Ferreira was a Portuguese writer, essayist, professor, and a key figure in Portuguese-language literature. He was awarded the Camões Prize, which seeks to distinguish the great names of Portuguese-language literature, in 1992. He passed away in 1996 and…

  • Book Digest: João Melo, Sharma Taylor, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, and Bisi Adjapon.

    Book Digest: João Melo, Sharma Taylor, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, and Bisi Adjapon.

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with new books from João Melo, Sharma Taylor, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, and Bisi Adjapon. Angola is Wherever I Plant My Field by João Melo Publisher: Iskanchi PressPublication Date: January 30, 2023Genre: FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Iskanchi Press João Melo João…

  • Dublin International Literary Award 2023 longlist announced.

    Dublin International Literary Award 2023 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2023 has been announced in Dublin, Ireland today, Monday, January 30, 2023. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature since. The prize worth €100,000 is sponsored by the Dublin City…

  • Finalists for Brazil’s Premio Oceanos 2022 announced.

    Finalists for Brazil’s Premio Oceanos 2022 announced.

    The ten finalists for Brazil’s Premio Oceanos 2022 were announced on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Oceanos-Prêmio de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa is a Brazilian literary award handed out annually since it was established in 2003. In the first years, only works by Brazilian writers were eligible for the Portugal Telecom-sponsored award until 2007 when Portuguese-language…

  • Ondjaki, Philipp Khabo Koepsell for James Murua Literary LiveStream.

    Ondjaki, Philipp Khabo Koepsell for James Murua Literary LiveStream.

    Ondjaki and Philipp Khabo Koepsell are the guests of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.…

  • Ondjaki talks Lusophone literature at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.

    Ondjaki talks Lusophone literature at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5.

    Ondjaki spoke about writing in Portuguese at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 from Luanda, Angola on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, was founded by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdowns. The festival format is two sessions…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    José Eduardo Agualusa at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    José Eduardo Agualusa wrapped up Lusophone day at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Lisbon, Portugal on May 30, 2020. He was hosted by Kalaf Epalanga. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. It has had two iterations with Season…

  • Eliphas Nyamogo’s new anthology “End of the Dream” out now.

    Eliphas Nyamogo’s new anthology “End of the Dream” out now.

    Eliphas Nyamogo’s anthology End Of The Dream: 7 Short Stories On Postcolonial World Order, published by the Goethe-Institut Munich, is out now. Eliphas Nyamogo made his name as the head of the library at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi where he was at the centre of the literary events happening in the city. He ended his stint…

  • Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3: Meet the writers.

    Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3: Meet the writers.

    Here are the writers who will feature at Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières running from May 25 – June 1, 2020.  The festival theme is Future. Present. Past. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a new initiative for writers of African origin, was started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. There have…

  • A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.

    A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.

    Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières was hosted by African writers from cities all over the world over the Internet from April 20-27, 2020. The Afrolit Sans Frontiers Virtual Literary Festival, an initiative by and for writers of African origin, started in March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. The second edition…