Category: Ghana

  • All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

    All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

    All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 runs in Accra, Ghana from May 23 – 26, 2024. It will celebrate the Legacy of Efua Theodora Sutherland under the theme “Poetry & Play.”  The All African Women Poetry Festival was launched by Tuniq Africa founded by Emma Ofosua in Accra, Ghana in 2023. It was aimed at…

  • Island Prize 2024 shortlist announced

    Island Prize 2024 shortlist announced

    Mali Kambandu, Ruby Excel, and Simbarashe Steyn Kundizeza are on the shortlist for the Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa 2024 announced on Monday, May 13, 2024.   The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize…

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 shortlists announced.

    Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 were announced on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Here are the African and Caribbean writers in the running. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean, and…

  • Book Digest: Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, Hussain Ahmed

    Book Digest: Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, Hussain Ahmed

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, and Hussain Ahmed. From the river to the sea by Nathi NgubanePublisher: Social Media BanditDate:  February 16, 2024Genre:  Nonfiction, Children’s Book,Language:  EnglishWhere to find it: Social Media Bandit, Hikmah,  Suhayla Nathi…

  • Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Caleb Azumah Nelson on Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 shortlist

    Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Caleb Azumah Nelson on Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 shortlist

    Ayòbámi Adébáyò and Caleb Azumah Nelson are on the shortlist for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 announced on Thursday, March 21, 2024. Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at the age of 39. The International Dylan Thomas…

  • UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 longlist announced

    UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 was announced on Tuesday, February 5, 2024. These are the writers of African descent and Palestinian in the running. The Women’s Prize is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes. Started in 1996, it is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality…

  • Island Prize 2024 longlist announced

    Island Prize 2024 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa 2024 was made public on Friday, February 23, 2024. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers…

  • Literary Magazines: Agbowo, Fiyah, Weganda, Writers Project of Ghana

    Literary Magazines: Agbowo, Fiyah, Weganda, Writers Project of Ghana

    New editions of Agbowo, Fiyah, Weganda, and the Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana are available for your reading pleasure. Agbowo Agbowó is a platform dedicated to the curation of literary and visual art from across Africa since its establishment in 2017. Currently on offer is the “Woman Edition” guest edited by Kechi Nomu…

  • LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 fellows announced

    LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 fellows announced

    The fellows of the LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Monday, January 29, 2024. The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) is a private library, archive, writing residency, and museum dedicated to the work of African and Diaspora writers from the late 19th century to the present day.…

  • Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 was announced in Swansea, Wales on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Here are the writers of African descent on it. Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at the age 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…

  • UK’s Royal Society for Literature International Writers 2023 announced

    UK’s Royal Society for Literature International Writers 2023 announced

    Scholastique Mukasonga, Yussef El Guindi, Lorna Goodison, Yaa Gyasi, and Attica Locke announced the new Royal Society of Literature International Writers on November 30, 2023. The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) was founded to “reward literary merit and excite literary talent” in the United Kingdom in 1820. One of its awards is its International Writers…

  • Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra in Black and White

    Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra in Black and White

    The “Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra,” was hosted in Ghana from October 19 – 23, 2023. Here are black and white stills taken by Ondjaki. The Labone Dialogues were hosted at NYU Accra over four days in mid-October with some of the biggest names in African letters working today under the theme “Re-claiming The Narrative.”…

  • A snapshot of Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra.

    A snapshot of Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra.

    Dozens of writers converged on Accra for “Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra,” one of the biggest literary events in Ghana from October 19 – 23, 2023. Here is a snapshot of the symposium. ‘Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra’ was conceived and curated by New York University Accra Director Prof Chiké Frankie Edozien in Accra, Ghana…

  • A snapshot of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2023

    A snapshot of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2023

    The Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2023 was hosted in Accra, Ghana from October 13 – 15, 2023. Here are some of the highlights. The Pa Gya! A Literary Festival features readings, panel discussions, performances, book launches and sales, literary prize awards, and much more. Pa Gya! comes from the Twi word meaning “to lift…