Category: Childrens literature

  • Book Digest: Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, Salena Godden

    Book Digest: Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, Salena Godden

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, and Salena Godden. Ces soleils ardents by Nincemon Fallé Publisher:  Jean-Claude LattèsDate:  March 20, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  FrenchWhere to find it:  Jean-Claude Lattès Nincemon Fallé Nincemon Fallé was born in eastern Cote D’Ivoire…

  • Tuzo Nyerere 2024 winners announced in Dar es Salaam

    Tuzo Nyerere 2024 winners announced in Dar es Salaam

    Mohamed Omar Juma, Laura Pettie Kisswaka, and Blandina Isabela Lucas won in their categories in a ceremony at Tuzo Nyerere 2024 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday, April 13, 2024. President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding president from 1964–1985, was famous for writing numerous political texts like Ujamaa (1968) and Freedom and Socialism (1969). He…

  • US NAACP Image Awards 2024 winners announced.

    US NAACP Image Awards 2024 winners announced.

    The winners of the NAACP Image Awards 2024 in the literary categories were announced in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States aimed at advancing justice for African Americans founded by a group including W.E.B.…

  • Jhalak Prize 2024 longlists announced.

    Jhalak Prize 2024 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Jhalak Prize were announced on Thursday, March 14, 2024. These are the writers of African descent in the running. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) writers created by…

  • Chris Okemwa joins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024 jury

    Chris Okemwa joins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024 jury

    Chris Okemwa has joined the jury of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024; other jury members are Prof Saleh Adu (Chairman) alongside Prof Vicky Sylvester, Dr Igudia Osarobu, The Nigeria Prize for Literature worth US$100,000, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, has honoured Nigerian authors in the four genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 longlists announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 in literature, Children’s Literature, Young Author and Translation were announced on November 17 and 28, 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…

  • South African Literary Awards 2023 winners announced.

    South African Literary Awards 2023 winners announced.

    The winners of the South African Literary Awards were announced at the University of North West, Potchefstroom on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have honoured many authors since they were founded in 2005. Winning writers and poets have included Es’kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer, Miriam Tlali,…

  • African Writers Awards 2023 winners announced.

    African Writers Awards 2023 winners announced.

    The winners of the African Writers Awards, African Teen Writers Awards, and the Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature were announced in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, November 4, 2023. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development Trust to celebrate the best-emerging writing talents on the continent. Some previous winners have been…

  • ANA Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023 longlist announced

    ANA Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Association of Nigerian Author’s Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023 was announced on Monday, October 9, 2023. Chinua Achebe was the author of Things Fall Apart (1958) the most well-read novel written by an African. His other novels were No Longer At Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the People,…

  • South African Literary Awards 2023 shortlists announced.

    South African Literary Awards 2023 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists in the eight categories at the South African Literary Awards were announced on Monday, October 16, 2023. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have honoured many authors since they were founded in 2005. Winning writers and poets have included Es’kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer, Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo, Keorapetse…

  • Longlists for UK’s Diverse Book Awards 2023 announced

    Longlists for UK’s Diverse Book Awards 2023 announced

    The longlists for the Diverse Book Awards 2023 were announced on Thursday, July 31, 2023. These are the writers of African descent on the list. The Diverse Book Awards were created by Abiola Bello and Helen Lewis, founders of The Author School to celebrate the diversity of writing in the UK in 2019. The awards…

  • Jhalak Prize 2023 longlists announced.

    Jhalak Prize 2023 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Jhalak Prize 2023 in the adult as well as the Children and YA (Young Adult) categories were announced on March 15, 2023. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic)…

  • US NAACP Image Awards 2023 winners announced.

    US NAACP Image Awards 2023 winners announced.

    The winners of the NAACP Image Awards 2023 were announced in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Here are those in the literary categories. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States aimed at advancing justice for African Americans founded by a…

  • Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Awards 2023 finalists announced.

    Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Awards 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Zimbabwe’s National Arts Merit Awards 2023 were announced in Harare on Monday, February 6, 2023. Here are those in the literary arts categories. The National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA Awards) is a set of annual awards granted by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in recognition of outstanding achievements in the arts…

  • US NAACP Image Awards 2023 finalists announced.

    US NAACP Image Awards 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for the NAACP Image Awards 2023 were announced on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Here are those in the literary categories. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States aimed at advancing justice for African Americans founded by a group including W. E.…