Category: Events

  • New Journal, Debunk Quarterly, launches in Nairobi

    New Journal, Debunk Quarterly, launches in Nairobi

    Debunk Quarterly, a new journal from Kenyan media outfit Debunk, launched at the Alliance Française Nairobi on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Also read: Debunk Barbara Achermann Fellowship recipients announced. On Tuesday evening, Nairobi residents were treated to the launch of the newest literary journal in town, Debunk Quarterly. It was a colourful evening of literary…

  • Nakuru Kitabu Fest hosted in Kenya’s fourth city

    Nakuru Kitabu Fest hosted in Kenya’s fourth city

    Joan Thatiah, Ciku Kimeria, and Richard Oduor Oduku were the featured writers at Nakuru Kitabu Fest on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Nakuru Kitabu Fest aims to enhance and encourage artistic expression through reading, writing, performance, and intellectual literary discourses and forums in Nakuru City. The first edition of the event, founded by Pita Oduor, featured…

  • Carole Boyce Davies for series of events in Kenya.

    Carole Boyce Davies for series of events in Kenya.

    Caribbean-American academic and author Carol Boyce Davies will be doing a series of events in venues in Kenya this week. Here are some of the places you can engage with her. Carole Boyce Davies is the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of Africana Studies and Literatures in English at Cornell…

  • Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Whispers from Vera” 20th anniversary in Kampala

    Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Whispers from Vera” 20th anniversary in Kampala

    The twentieth anniversary of Goretti Kyomuhendo’s novel Whispers from Vera was hosted at the Goethe-Zentrum in Kampala, Uganda on Friday, September 8, 2023. Goretti Kyomuhendo’s first book Whispers from Vera described by readers as timely and timeless was published in 2002. A new version of the book was reissued by the African Writers Trust on…

  • La Grande Rentree for Kinshasa on September 15

    La Grande Rentree for Kinshasa on September 15

    La Grande Rentrée Littéraire De Kinshasa 2021 is set to run in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo from September 15 – 17, 2023. Rentrée Littéraire is a practice adopted by French publishers, characterised by a large number of new book releases (all styles and genres mixed together) and takes place every year between late August and early…

  • Théo Ananissoh features at PEN Togo’s Literary Cafe

    Théo Ananissoh features at PEN Togo’s Literary Cafe

    Théo Ananissoh’s novel Le Soleil sans se brûler was the featured book at PEN Togo’s Literary Cafe on Thursday, August 3, 2023. PEN International is a worldwide association of writers, founded to promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere in 1921. The London-founded organisation has autonomous International PEN centres in more than 100 countries.…

  • Linda Musita’s Mtama Road launches at African Book Festival.

    Linda Musita’s Mtama Road launches at African Book Festival.

    Linda Musita’sdebut short story collection Mtama Road launched at the African Book Festival in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, August 4, 2023. Nairobi-based lawyer Linda Musita came to the notice of the African writing scene when her name was on the famous Africa 39 list in 2014. That group of writers who were mostly under 39…

  • Story Sosa Storytelling performance dazzles Nairobi.

    Story Sosa Storytelling performance dazzles Nairobi.

    The Nairobi National Museum hosted Story Sosa, a new storytelling initiative directed by Mugambi Nthiga on July 22 – 23, 2023. Story Sosa aimed to deliver live, multimedia storytelling in front of a live audience. The featured stories researched and written just like a traditional magazine story were presented to a live audience using a…

  • Give The Woman Her Flowers launches in Nairobi

    Give The Woman Her Flowers launches in Nairobi

    Give The Woman Her Flowers; Poetry and Stories, a poetry performance and collection launched in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Eight Kenyan poets successfully went through a training program led by renowned Kenyan writer and poet Sitawa Namwalie as part of the PAWA Training for Trainers initiative. The poets were Freshiah Wanjiru aka…

  • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in Kampala forum.

    Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in Kampala forum.

    Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was hosted in the African Writers Trust’s Writers-in-Dialogue series in Kampala, Uganda on Saturday, July 1, 2023.  Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is not a new name to those who follow the African literary community. She is the author of the novel Kintu (2014), the short story collection Manchester Happened (2019), and the novel…

  • Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji for Harare

    Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji for Harare

    Zimbabwean American poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji is set to do a poetry reading and workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe on July 6 and 11, 2023. Zimbabwe-born, USA-based Tsitsi Jaji has written the poetry collections Beating the Graves (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) and Mother Tongues (Northwestern University Press, 2019). The former received an honourable mention…

  • Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II exhibition for Zurich

    Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II exhibition for Zurich

    The Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II, curated by Zukiswa Wanner, will be hosted in Zurich, Switzerland from June 16 – September 3, 2023. “Litafrika” is an open archive literary exhibition project in three parts (2022-2024) organised by Swiss partners Litar Foundation and Strauhof Zurich. It revolves around the central questions: “How do we read and narrate…

  • Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s latest novel launches in Abuja.

    Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s latest novel launches in Abuja.

    Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s latest novel When We Were Fireflies launched at the Spine & Label, Abuja Nigeria on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the author of the books The Whispering Trees (2012), Seasons of Crimson Blossoms (2015), and Dreams and Assorted Nightmares (2020). He is a multi-award nominee and winner with the…

  • Caribbean Literature Day 2023 for July 12

    Caribbean Literature Day 2023 for July 12

    Caribbean Literature Day 2023 is set to be marked yet again on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. In 2020, the House of Nehesi Publishers announced the new Caribbean Literature Day to be hosted on July 12. The day was chosen for when Spanish Franciscan priest and bishop of Yucatán, Diego de Landa, with soldiers and colonial…

  • Abdourahman Waberi for Alliance Française in Mombasa, Nairobi

    Abdourahman Waberi for Alliance Française in Mombasa, Nairobi

    Abdourahman Waberi is set to do events at the Alliance Française centres in Mombasa and Nairobi on March 7 and March 10, 2023. Djibouti-born USA-based novelist, essayist, poet, and short-story writer Abdourahman Waberi has published several books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He has received many awards and fellowships throughout his career. Some of his…