Category: Germany

  • Helon Habila is Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin 2024 Curator in Residence

    Helon Habila is Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin 2024 Curator in Residence

    Helon Habila will be the Curator in Residence of the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin 2024 which runs in Germany from September 5 – 18, 2024. The Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin (English: International Literature Festival Berlin) (ILB) was founded by Ulrich Schreiber who directed it until 2023 when he was replaced by Lavinia Frey. Its broad stylistic and…

  • Fiston Mwanza Mujila wins Preis der Literaturhäuser 2024

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila wins Preis der Literaturhäuser 2024

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila was declared the winner of Germany’s Preis der Literaturhäuser 2024 on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Preis der Literaturhäuser (English: Literature Houses Prize) is a German literary prize awarded annually to authors by program managers of literary houses during the Leipziger Buchmesse (Leipzig book fair) for exceptional text and presentation skills. Some of…

  • Dublin International Literary Award 2024 longlist announced.

    Dublin International Literary Award 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2024 was announced on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Here are the writers of African descent who made the list. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature. The prize worth €100,000…

  • Book Digest: Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, Tlotlo Tsamaase

    Book Digest: Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, Tlotlo Tsamaase

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, and Tlotlo Tsamaase. Avenues by Train By Farai Mudzingwa Publisher:  Cassava RepublicDate:  September 25, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Farai Mudzingwa Farai Mudzingwa is a Zimbabwean writer whose fiction…

  • Middle Ground: PREE. Caribbean Writing in Berlin

    Middle Ground: PREE. Caribbean Writing in Berlin

    The Middle Ground: PREE. Caribbean Writing will be hosted in Berlin, from August 25 – 27, 2023. Middle Ground is a yearly series that invites literature festivals from around the world to Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) to explore literary and oraliture practices and networks. The project takes its name from Nigerian novelist Chinua…

  • Cherie Jones, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 shortlist

    Cherie Jones, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 shortlist

    Cherie Jones and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are on the shortlist for the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 announced on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Internationaler Literaturpreis (English: International Literature Award) is a German literary award for international prose translated into German for the first time. It has been awarded annually by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and…

  • Neue Töchter Afrikas launches in Cologne, Germany.

    Neue Töchter Afrikas launches in Cologne, Germany.

    Neue Töchter Afrikas, the German sister of the anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Christa Morgenrath and Eva Wernecke launched in Cologne, Germany on June 20, 2023. New Daughters of Africa (Myriad 2019) is an anthology edited by Margaret Busby that features the writing of over 200 women writers in Africa and its diaspora.…

  • Prix Premiere 2023 longlist announced.

    Prix Premiere 2023 longlist announced.

    Meryem Alaoui, Diaty Diallo, Khalil Diallo, and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are on the longlist for the Prix Premiere 2023 announced on July 7, 2023. Prix Premiere (English: First Prize) is an award organized by the Franco-German Cultural Institute of Tübingen and the Book Office of the French Institute in Germany. The award celebrates books translated…

  • African Book Festival Berlin 2023 guests announced.

    African Book Festival Berlin 2023 guests announced.

    The artists taking part in the African Book Festival Berlin 2023 running in the German capital from August 25 – 27 were revealed on Thursday, June 22, 2023. The African Book Festival Berlin has been happening in the German city since 2018. Apart from the two Covid years, the festival has run to much success…

  • African Book Festival Berlin disinvites its 2023 curator

    African Book Festival Berlin disinvites its 2023 curator

    The African Book Festival Berlin 2023 which happens from August 25-27 disinvited its curator Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini on March 14, 2023. The African Book Festival Berlin has been happening in the German city since 2018. Apart from the two Covid years, the festival has run to much success with many new markets for African…

  • Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini to curate African Book Festival Berlin 2023

    Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini to curate African Book Festival Berlin 2023

    Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini, the new curator of the African Book Festival Berlin 2023 which runs from August 25-27, has been revealed today. In 2018, many of the leading African writers, poets, and thinkers on the continent and in the diaspora converged on Berlin, Germany for the African Book Festival. It has gone on to…

  • James Murua Literary LiveStream 3:  Tete Loeper, Asal Dardan

    James Murua Literary LiveStream 3:  Tete Loeper, Asal Dardan

    Tete Loeper and Asal Dardan are the second set of guests of season 3 of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign…

  • “Resonanzen. Schwarzes Literaturfestival” presented in Frankfurt, Germany.

    “Resonanzen. Schwarzes Literaturfestival” presented in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Resonanzen. Schwarzes Literaturfestival, a publication from a literary festival earlier in the year, was presented in Frankfurt, Germany on October 22, 2022. In May, “Resonanzen – Schwarzes Literaturfestival” (Resonance – A Festival of Black German-Language Fiction) a project of Ruhrfestspiele and writer and political activist Sharon Dodua Otoo was hosted. It aimed to rethink, reimagine…

  • Africa leaning events at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

    Africa leaning events at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

    The Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 is set to take part in the German city from October 18 – 23, 2022. Here are some events featuring Africans and Afro-Germans for you to check out. The Frankfurter Buchmesse known in English as the Frankfurt Book Fair has been hosted in the European city for many years. It…

  • Stimmen Afrikas’ series features German edition of New Daughters of Africa

    Stimmen Afrikas’ series features German edition of New Daughters of Africa

    Stimmen afrikas will launch its new series Neue Töchter Afrikas in Cologne, Germany on October 26, 2022. Stimmen Afrikas, (English: “voices of Africa”) is a short story festival aimed at bringing together writers from the continent with those of Europe first held in Cologne, Germany in 2009. It has since hosted many of the leading names…