Category: Cote D’Ivoire

  • 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…

  • Salon du Livre d’Abidjan 2024 starts on May 14

    Salon du Livre d’Abidjan 2024 starts on May 14

    Salon du Livre d’Abidjan runs in the capital of Cote D’Ivoire from May 14 – 18, 2024. The guest country is Kenya. Salon du Livre d’Abidjan (English: Abidjan Book Fair) has been organised by L’ASSEDI or the Association des Editeurs de Côte d’ivoire (English: Association of Publishers of Ivory Coast) annually since 1999. One of…

  • Residents at Abidjan’s 1949Books Writing Residency get to work

    Residents at Abidjan’s 1949Books Writing Residency get to work

    The recipients of the 1949Books’ new writing residency are currently at work in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. 1949Books is a feminist library that unearths and amplifies the contributions of African and black women to inspire present and future generations. It was founded by Edwige-Renée Dro in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire in 2020. It is named “1949” because…

  • Nincemon Fallé wins Prix Voix d’Afriques 2024

    Nincemon Fallé wins Prix Voix d’Afriques 2024

    Nincemon Fallé’s Ces soleils ardents was declared the winner of Prix Voix d’Afriques 2024 on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Voix d’Afriques (English: Voices of Africa) is a literary prize intended to bring out young French-language authors from the African continent. Initiated by JC Lattès, RFI, and the Cité Internationale des Arts in 2020, it is…

  • Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 finalists announced.

    Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 were announced on Monday, February 19, 2024. Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire is a literary prize presented every year by the Association of French Language Writers (ADELF) for a text in French from Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the winners of the prize first won by Aké…

  • Prix Kourouma 2024 shortlist announced

    Prix Kourouma 2024 shortlist announced

    The shortlist for Prix Kourouma 2024 featuring five writers was announced in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, February 5, 2024. Ahmadou Kourouma was a legendary Ivorian novelist of many titles including Les Soleils des indépendances (1968), Le diseur de verité (1972), and the most famous Allah n’est pas oblige (2000) which was translated to Allah Is…

  • Jennifer Richard wins Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023

    Jennifer Richard wins Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023

    Jennifer Richard’s novel Notre royaume n’est pas de ce monde won the Prix Ivoire for African Literature in Francophone Expression 2023 on Friday, October 13, 2023. The Prix Ivoire for African Literature in Francophone Expression or simply Prix Ivoire is a literary award created by Akwaba Culture, an Ivorian law association in 2008. Open to…

  • Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023 finalists announced.

    Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Prix Ivoire for African Literature in Francophone Expression 2023, Cote D’Ivoire’s leading literary prize, were announced in Abidjan on August 17, 2023. The Prix Ivoire for African Literature in Francophone Expression or simply Prix Ivoire is a literary award created by Akwaba Culture, an Ivorian law association in 2008. Open to writers…

  • Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 winners announced.

    Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 winners announced.

    Khalil Diallo, Tanella Boni, and Mbarek Ould Beyrouk won at the Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, July 29, 2023. In 2022, Festival International de Littérature de Dakar (Filid) (English: Dakar International Literary Festival) made its debut in venues in Senegal. It was attended by writers, literary critics, publishers,…

  • Maryse Conde, GauZ’ on International Booker Prize 2023 shortlist.

    Maryse Conde, GauZ’ on International Booker Prize 2023 shortlist.

    Maryse Conde and GauZ’ are on the shortlist for the International Booker Prize 2023 announced on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction from around the world which has been translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. Some of the previous…

  • Maryse Conde, GauZ’ on International Booker Prize 2023 longlist.

    Maryse Conde, GauZ’ on International Booker Prize 2023 longlist.

    Maryse Conde and GauZ’ are on the longlist for the International Booker Prize 2023 announced on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction from around the world which has been translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. Some of the previous…

  • Six writers for Scotland, West Africa Residencies

    Six writers for Scotland, West Africa Residencies

    Lagos International Poetry Festival and Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, have announced the 2023 recipients of its Cross-Cultural Residency Programme, Here and Now. The Lagos International Poetry Festival has brought poets, writers, and artists from across the world to Lagos for a week of performances, workshops, and conversations since 2015. Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre,…

  • Sami Tchak wins Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2022

    Sami Tchak wins Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2022

    Sami Tchak was declared the winner of the Prix Ivoire for African Literature in French, the leading literary prize from Cote D’Ivoire, on October 14, 2022. The Prix Ivoire is an award created by Akwaba Culture, an Ivorian law association in 2008. Open to writers from Africa and its Diasporas, the winner gets a two…

  • Book Digest: Gauz, Tomi Obaro, Chinelo Okparanta, Saleh Addonia

    Book Digest: Gauz, Tomi Obaro, Chinelo Okparanta, Saleh Addonia

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Gauz, Tomi Obaro, Chinelo Okparanta, and Saleh Addonia. Cocoaïans by Gauz Publisher: L’ Arche EditionsPublication Date: August 19, 2022Genre: NonfictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Decitre, Amazon. Gauz Born in Abidjan, a biochemist by training, Gauz arrived in France…

  • Tiburce Koffi wins Grand Prix National Bernard Dadié de Littérature 2022.

    Tiburce Koffi wins Grand Prix National Bernard Dadié de Littérature 2022.

    Tiburce Koffi was declared the winner of the Grand Prix National Bernard Dadié de Littérature 2022 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on May 17, 2022. Salon international du livre d’Abidjan (International Book Fair of Abidjan) has been organised annually by the Association of Publishers of Ivory Coast for over a decade. In 2014, the fair introduced…