Category: Mozambique

  • Book Digest: Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Aniefiok Ekpoudom, Helen Oyeyemi

    Book Digest: Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Aniefiok Ekpoudom, Helen Oyeyemi

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Aniefiok Ekpoudom, and Helen Oyeyemi. Assim Não Senhor Presidente by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa Publisher: Alcance EditoresDate:  October 24, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  PortugueseWhere to find it:  Alcance Editores Assim Não Senhor Presidente In…

  • 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: Lesley-Ann Brown, Nelson Lineu, Wole Talabi, Remy Ngamije

    Book Digest: Lesley-Ann Brown, Nelson Lineu, Wole Talabi, Remy Ngamije

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Lesley-Ann Brown, Nelson Lineu, Wole Talabi, and Remy Ngamije. Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology edited by Wole Talabi Publisher:  Android PressDate:  November 21, 2023Genre:  Speculative FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Amazon Wole Talabi Wole Talabi is an engineer, writer,…

  • Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, and Serubiri Moses. Kwashala Blues by Jessemusse Cacinda Publisher:  Ethale BooksDate:  September 5, 2023Genre:  Fiction, novellaLanguage:  PortugueseWhere to find it:  Click here. Jessemusse Cacinda Jessemusse Cacinda is a philosopher, journalist, project manager,…

  • Premio Oceanos 2023 semifinalists announced.

    Premio Oceanos 2023 semifinalists announced.

    The semifinalists for Premio Oceanos 2023, a leading Brazilian literary award, were announced on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Oceanos-Prêmio de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa (English: Oceanos-Prize for Literature in the Portuguese Language) is a Brazilian literary award for poetry and prose founded in 2003. In the first years, only works by Brazilian writers were eligible…

  • Marcelo Panguana awarded Premio de Literatura José Craveirinha 2023

    Marcelo Panguana awarded Premio de Literatura José Craveirinha 2023

    Marcelo Panguana was named the winner of Mozambique’s Premio de Literatura José Craveirinha 2023 at a ceremony in Maputo on Thursday, August 31, 2023. José João Craveirinha (1922 — 2003) is considered Mozambique’s greatest poet. Some of his titles were Xigubo (1964), Cantico a un dio di Catrame (1966), Cell 1 (1980), Maria (1988), Hamina…

  • Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 guests announced

    Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 guests announced

    The guests for Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 which runs in Maputo, Mozambique from July 17 – 29, 2023 have been revealed. Feira do Livro de Maputo (English: Maputo Book Fair) was first hosted by the Municipal Council of Maputo in the Mozambican capital in 2014. Since its first edition, it has become the…

  • Francisco Panguana Júnior wins Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023

    Francisco Panguana Júnior wins Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023

    Francisco Panguana Júnior was named the winner of Mozambique’s Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023 at a ceremony in Maputo on July 7, 2023. Carlos Morgado was born in Tete City, Mozambique on July 9, 1946, and joined the independence struggle of the Southern African country. On independence in 1975, he played roles in the airline…

  • Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023 finalists announced.

    Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Mozambique’s Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023 were announced in Maputo on Friday, June 30, 2023. Carlos Morgado was born in Tete City, Mozambique on July 9, 1946, and lived a full life starting with being part of the independence struggle of the Southern African country. On independence in 1975, he played roles…

  • Book Digest: Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Eduardo Quive, Soraya Palmer, Éric Mukendi

    Book Digest: Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Eduardo Quive, Soraya Palmer, Éric Mukendi

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Eduardo Quive, Soraya Palmer, and Éric Mukendi, Azukar by Nii Ayikwei Parkes Publisher: Peepal Tree PressDate: June 8, 2023Genre: FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Peepal Tree Press, Amazon. Nii Ayikwei Parkes Nii Ayikwei Parkes is…

  • Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 kicks off on July 27

    Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 kicks off on July 27

    Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 runs in Maputo, Mozambique from July 17 – 29, 2023. The fair’s theme is “Get Up and Walk: literature in the Construction of Citizenship.” Feira do Livro de Maputo or Maputo Book Fair was first hosted by the Municipal Council of Maputo in the Mozambican capital in 2014. Since…

  • Feira do Livro de Maputo 2022 kicks off on October 20

    Feira do Livro de Maputo 2022 kicks off on October 20

    The Feira do Livro de Maputo 2022 runs in Maputo, Mozambique from October 20-22, 2022. The fair theme is “The complexity of history does not end with time.” Feira do Livro de Maputo or Maputo Book Fair was first hosted by the Municipal Council of Maputo in the Mozambican capital 8 years ago. This year’s…

  • 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…

  • Book Digest: Virgilia Ferrao, Michele Rakotoson, Anietie Isong, Michaela Dudley,

    Book Digest: Virgilia Ferrao, Michele Rakotoson, Anietie Isong, Michaela Dudley,

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Virgilia Ferrao, Michele Rakotoson, Anietie Isong, and Michaela Dudley. Espíritos Quânticos: uma jornada por histórias de África em ficção especulativa edited by Virgilia Ferrao Publication Date: 2022Genre: Speculative fiction, AnthologyLanguage: PortugueseWhere to find it: Amazon Virgilia Ferrao Virgília…