Category: Cameroon

  • Hemley Boum wins Prix littéraire des Sciences Po 2024.

    Hemley Boum wins Prix littéraire des Sciences Po 2024.

    Hemley Boum’s novel Le rêve du pêcheur won Prix littéraire des Sciences Po 2024 on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Sciences Po is France’s leading university for the social sciences offering degrees at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph. D. levels. This year, the university’s alumni association inaugurated Prix littéraire des Sciences Po (English: Sciences Po Literary…

  • 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…

  • Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024 finalists announced

    Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024 finalists announced

    The finalists of Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024 were announced on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique (Orange Book Prize in Africa) was set up to reward a fiction text written in French by an African writer from a publishing house based on the continent in 2018. It is…

  • Book Digest: Namina Forna, Christina Cooke, Mazi Nwonwu, Achille Mbembe

    Book Digest: Namina Forna, Christina Cooke, Mazi Nwonwu, Achille Mbembe

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Namina Forna, Christina Cooke, Mazi Nwonwu, and Achille Mbembe. The Eternal Ones by Namina Forna Publisher:  Delacorte PressDate:  February 13, 2024Genre:  Fiction, Young AdultLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Random House Namina Forna Namina Forna is the New…

  • African Festival of Emerging Writers 2024 starts February 7

    African Festival of Emerging Writers 2024 starts February 7

    The African Festival of Emerging Writers 2024 runs in Yaoundé and Bafia, Cameroon from February 7 – 9, 2024. The festival theme is “Paths of Freedom.” Clijec Mag is a literary magazine devoted to the analysis and exploration of the African literary landscape founded in 2015. The organisation started hosting the African Festival of Emerging…

  • Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, and Femi Kayode. All That It Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri Publisher:  Norton Young ReadersDate:  January 3, 2023Genre:  Young AdultLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Norton Blessing Musariri Blessing Musariri is an award-winning…

  • Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 finalists announced.

    Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 were announced on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001. It is aimed at highlighting literary talents reflecting the expression of cultural…

  • Salon du Livre de Douala 2023 starts on November 9

    Salon du Livre de Douala 2023 starts on November 9

    Salon du Livre de Douala 2023 runs for the second time in the Cameroonian town from November 9 – 11, 2023. Salon du Livre de Douala (English: Douala Book Fair), a huge meeting of the stakeholders at the Akwa Festival Hall, first ran in the Cameroonian town in 2021. That event organised by Douala Urban…

  • Kendeka Prize for African Literature 2023 longlist announced.

    Kendeka Prize for African Literature 2023 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Kendeka Prize for African Literature 2023 was announced on Monday, September 19, 2023. The Kendeka Prize for Africa Literature is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short story either fiction or creative non-fiction. Previous winners of the prize founded by Kenyan writer and publisher Andrew Maina have been Jenny Robson…

  • Translations: Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Djaili Amadou Amal, Sharon Dodua Otoo

    Translations: Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Djaili Amadou Amal, Sharon Dodua Otoo

    Translations for books by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Djaili Amadou Amal, and Sharon Dodua Otoo are available for your reading pleasure. Book:  Adas RaumOriginal Title: Adas RaumAuthor: Sharon Dodua OtooTranslator: Hitoko SuzukiPublisher:  HakusuishaPublishing Date: March 29, 2023Language: German to JapaneseWhere to Find it: Click here. Adas Raum The long-awaited first novel from Ingeborg Bachmann Prize-winning…

  • Djaïli Amadou Amal wins Grand Prix Littéraire du Mont Cameroun.

    Djaïli Amadou Amal wins Grand Prix Littéraire du Mont Cameroun.

    Djaïli Amadou Amal’s novel Coeur du Sahel was named the winner of Grand Prix Littéraire du Mont Cameroun in Yaoundé, Cameroon on May 18, 2023. L’association des poètes et écrivains du Cameroun (APEC) (English: The Association of Poets and Writers of Cameroon) started a new award called Grand Prix Littéraire du Mont Cameroun. Its premise…

  • Book Digest: Chika Unigwe, Djaïli Amadou Amal, Breanne Mc Ivor, Peace Adzo Medie

    Book Digest: Chika Unigwe, Djaïli Amadou Amal, Breanne Mc Ivor, Peace Adzo Medie

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Djaïli Amadou Amal, Breanne Mc Ivor, Peace Adzo Medie, and Chika Unigwe. The God of Good Looks by Breanne Mc Ivor Publisher: William MorrowDate: May 16, 2023Genre: FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Breanne Mc Ivor Breanne…

  • Lire à Douala 2023 starts March 26

    Lire à Douala 2023 starts March 26

    Lire à Douala 2023 is set to be hosted in the Cameroonian city of Douala from March 26 – 30, 2023. The festival theme is “literature connects and repairs”. “Lire à Douala” (English: reading in Doula) is an association whose objective is to promote reading, written expression and the development of literary culture, in particular…

  • African Festival of Emerging Writers 2023 for Cameroon in March

    African Festival of Emerging Writers 2023 for Cameroon in March

    The African Festival of Emerging Writers 2023 will be hosted in Yaounde and Bafia, Cameroon from March 17 – 19, 2023. Clijec Mag, founded in 2015, is a literary magazine devoted to the analysis and exploration of the African literary landscape. In 2016, the organisation started hosting the African Festival of Emerging Writers where writers…

  • Imbolo Mbue is Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2022 winner.

    Imbolo Mbue is Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2022 winner.

    Imbolo Mbue’s Puissions-nous vivre longtemps was declared the winner of Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2022 on December 21, 2022. Prix Littéraire Les Afriques is awarded annually to an African or writer of African descent who has written fiction highlighting a human, societal, ideological, political, cultural, economic, or historical issue related to Africa or its diaspora.…