Category: France

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Prix Médicis 2023 first selection announced

    Prix Médicis 2023 first selection announced

    Ananda Devi, Lisette Lombé, and Salma El Moumni are on the first selection for the Prix Médicis 2023 announced on Thursday, September 21, 2022. The Prix Médicis was founded by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux to recognise a novel, a story, a collection of short stories whose author begins or does not yet have a…

  • Prix Renaudot 2023 first selection announced

    Prix Renaudot 2023 first selection announced

    Gaëlle Bélem, Eric Chacour, Nathacha Appanah, and Elgas are on the first selection for Prix Renaudot 2023 announced on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Prix Renaudot is a French literary prize awarded to the author of an outstanding original novel published during the previous year. It was created in 1926 by ten art critics awaiting the…

  • African writers for Africajarc 2023

    African writers for Africajarc 2023

    Many African writers will feature at the Africajarc Festival in Cajarc, France which runs from July 20 – 23, 2023. Africajarc, a combination of the words Africa and Cajarc, is the name of a cultural association and a festival, based in the village of Cajarc, France in the Lot. The festival which was first hosted…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix Kourouma 2023.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix Kourouma 2023.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s novel Consolée was named the winner of Prix Kourouma 2023 at Salon Du Livre Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, March 24, 2023. 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…

  • Salon du Livre Africain de Paris 2023 for March.

    Salon du Livre Africain de Paris 2023 for March.

    Salon du Livre Africain de Paris 2023 will be hosted in Paris, France from March 17-19, 2023. The guest country will be Guinea. The first edition of Salon du Livre Africain de Paris (African Book Fair in Paris) organised by Erick Monjour was hosted in 2021. The main feature of the festival was a space…

  • Diaty Diallo, Leila Mottley among Prix Médicis 2022 finalists

    Diaty Diallo, Leila Mottley among Prix Médicis 2022 finalists

    Diaty Diallo and Leila Mottley are on the finalists lists of the Prix Médicis 2022 announced on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The Prix Médicis was founded by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux to recognise a novel, a story, a collection of short stories whose author begins or does not yet have a notoriety corresponding to…

  • Makenzy Orcel is finalist at Prix Goncourt 2022.

    Makenzy Orcel is finalist at Prix Goncourt 2022.

    Makenzy Orcel’s novel Une Somme Humaine is a finalist of Prix Goncourt 2022 announced at the Beirut Books Festival, Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.   The Prix Goncourt is given by the French Académie Goncourt to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year”. While it only has…

  • Nathan Harris, Brandon Taylor on Prix Femina 2022 Dexieme Selection.

    Nathan Harris, Brandon Taylor on Prix Femina 2022 Dexieme Selection.

    Nathan Harris and Brandon Taylor are on the dexieme selections of the Prix Femina 2022 announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The Prix Femina is a French literary prize created by 22 writers for the magazine La Vie heureuse (today known as Femina) in 1904. It is decided each year by an exclusively female jury.…

  • Fabienne Kanor wins the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022

    Fabienne Kanor wins the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022

    Fabienne Kanor’s HUMUS (University of Virginia Press, 2020) is the winner of the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022. Véronique Tadjo and Tjawangwa Dema came second and third consecutively. The announcement was made on September 12, 2022. The Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that…

  • Makenzy Orcel on Prix Goncourt 2022 Deuxième Selection

    Makenzy Orcel on Prix Goncourt 2022 Deuxième Selection

    Makenzy Orcel’s novel Une Somme Humaine is on the #Deuxième Selection of Prix Goncourt 2022 announced on October 4, 2022. Prix Goncourt is France’s most prestigious literary award. The Prix Goncourt is given by the French Académie Goncourt to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year”. While it only…

  • Prix Femina 2022 premières selections revealed.

    Prix Femina 2022 premières selections revealed.

    Mia Couto, Nathan Harris, and Brandon Taylor are on the premières selections of the Prix Femina 2022 announced on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The Prix Femina is a French literary prize created by 22 writers for the magazine La Vie heureuse (today known as Femina) in 1904. It is decided each year by an exclusively…

  • Book Digest: Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Jessemusse Cacinda, Okechukwu Nzelu

    Book Digest: Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Jessemusse Cacinda, Okechukwu Nzelu

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Jessemusse Cacinda, and Okechukwu Nzelu. Consolée by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse Publisher: LITTERATURE FRAPublication Date: August 17, 2022Genre: Literary fictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Coming soon Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was…

  • Nedjma Kacimi wins Prix ​​de la Porte Dorée 2022

    Nedjma Kacimi wins Prix ​​de la Porte Dorée 2022

    Nedjma Kacimi’s debut novel Sensible was declared the winner of Prix ​​de la Porte Dorée 2022 on May 21, 2022. Prix ​​de la Porte Dorée (English: Porte Dorée Literary Prize) rewards a novel or a story written in French dealing with the theme of exile. The prize is endowed with 4,000 euros. The jury selects…