Category: Morocco

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 shortlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 shortlist announced.

    Eissa Nasiri and Ahmed al-Morsi are on the shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 was announced today, Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. It aims to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership…

  • Festival du Livre Africain de Marrakech starts February 8

    Festival du Livre Africain de Marrakech starts February 8

    Festival du Livre Africain de Marrakech 2014 runs for the second year in Marrakech, Morocco from February 8 – 11, 2024. Festival du Livre Africain de Marrakech (English: Marrakesh African Book Festival) also known as FLAM was founded by Mahi Binebine (writer and visual artist), Fatimata Sagna (journalist), Hanane Essaydi (academic) and Younès Ajarraï (cultural…

  • 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…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 longlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 was announced on Thursday, December 14, 2023. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. It aims to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature internationally through the…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 longlists announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 in literature, Children’s Literature, Young Author and Translation were announced on November 17 and 28, 2023. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab…

  • 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 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…

  • Literary Magazines: Berkiab, Ipikai, Libretto, Souffles

    Literary Magazines: Berkiab, Ipikai, Libretto, Souffles

    Berkiab, Ipikai, Libretto, and Souffles are literary magazines that are currently available for your reading pleasure. Berkiab Magazine Berkiab Magazine is a magazine from the Republic of Congo edited by Sarah Nkouma with contributions from among others Merveille Nkouma, David Okolokwe, Gustave Sorgho, Bessy Francoise, and Lionel, Kiminou. Click here for the issue. Ipikai Ipikai,…

  • 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…

  • Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre 2023 for Morocco

    Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre 2023 for Morocco

    The Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre, organized by the Moroccan Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Communication, is set to be hosted in Rabat, Morocco from June 1 – 11, 2023. The Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre (English: International Publishing and Book Fair) has been hosted in Casablanca, Morocco since 1996. In…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2023 shortlist announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2023 shortlist announced.

    The Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2023 announced its shortlists in the Literature, Young Author, and Literary & Art Criticism categories on March 9, 2023. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural,…

  • Anis Arafai wins Multaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story 2022.

    Anis Arafai wins Multaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story 2022.

    Anis Arafai’s The Circus of Imaginary Beasts was declared the winner of the Multaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story 2022 on Monday, February 6, 2023. The Al Multaqa Prize, a partnership between the American University in Kuwait and a cultural circle led by Kuwaiti writer Taleb Alrefai, was launched in December 2015. The prize…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 longlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 was announced on January 24, 2023. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature internationally through the…

  • Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022 finalists announced.

    Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022 finalists announced.

    Edem Awumey, Yahia Belaskri, Driss Jaydane, Osvalde Lewat, and Tierno Monenembo are finalists of Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022. The announcement was made on September 22, 2022. 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.…

  • Prix Voix d’Afriques 2022 finalists announced

    Prix Voix d’Afriques 2022 finalists announced

    The finalists for Prix Voix d’Afriques 2022 were announced on Friday, April 15, 2022. Prix Voix d’Afriques is a literary award aimed at bringing young French-language authors and authors from the African continent first hosted in 2020. It is aimed at highlighting new African literary voices, novels reflecting the situation of a country, political, economic,…