Category: Namibia

  • Doek Literary Festival 2024 starts August 21

    Doek Literary Festival 2024 starts August 21

    The Doek Literary Festival 2024 is set to run at the Goethe-Institut in Windhoek, Namibia from August 21 – 24, 2024. The theme is “IndePENdence—freedom through reading and writing.” Doek is an arts organization that runs the Doek Literary magazine and the Doek Literary Awards based in Namibia. In 2022, the organisation hosted Doek Literary…

  • Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, and Femi Kayode. All That It Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri Publisher:  Norton Young ReadersDate:  January 3, 2023Genre:  Young AdultLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Norton Blessing Musariri Blessing Musariri is an award-winning…

  • 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,…

  • Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 winners announced.

    Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 winners announced.

    Roxane Bayer, Nina Van Zyl, and Veripuamu Nandee Kangumine won the Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 in Windhoek on November 28, 2023. The Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards was introduced to the African literary community in 2021 by Doek. The first winners of the bi-annual awards in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry were Ndawedwa Denga…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 winners announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 winners announced.

    The winners of the Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 have been announced today, Friday, November 17, 2023.   The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as the Morland Writing Scholarship, is an opportunity to allow writers to finish a manuscript. In the past, the scholarship has been accorded to writers from across the…

  • Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 shortlists announced

    Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 shortlists announced

    The shortlists for Namibia’s Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 were announced in Windhoek on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards was introduced to the African literary community in 2021 by Doek. The first winners of the bi-annual awards in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry were Ndawedwa Denga Hanghuwo, Natasha Uys, and…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 shortlists announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 were announced on Thursday, October 12, 2023. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as the Morland Writing Scholarship, is an opportunity to allow writers to finish a manuscript. Scholars writing fiction receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over twelve months while those…

  • Literary Magazines: Imbiza, Doek, Transition, Masobe Quarterly

    Literary Magazines: Imbiza, Doek, Transition, Masobe Quarterly

    Imbiza, Doek, Transition, and Masobe Quarterly are literary magazines that are currently available for your reading pleasure. Imbiza The Imbiza Journal is a publishing platform for creative writing, criticism, academic writing, and intellectual engagement for African thinkers, cultural workers, and activists based in South Africa. The latest issues, published in September, has legendary writer Sindiwe…

  • Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 longlists announced

    Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 longlists announced

    The longlists for Namibia’s Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 were announced in Windhoek on Friday, September 8, 2023. The Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards was introduced to the African literary community in 2021 by Doek. The first winners of the bi-annual awards in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry were Ndawedwa Denga Hanghuwo, Natasha Uys, and…

  • Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 judges revealed

    Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 judges revealed

    Dr Nelson Mlambo, Natasha Uys, and Namafu Amutse were revealed to the judges of the Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards 2023 on July 6, 2023. The Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards, a first for Namibia, was introduced to the African literary community in 2021 by Doek. The first winners of the bi-annual awards in fiction,…

  • Rémy Ngamije wins Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Award 2022.

    Rémy Ngamije wins Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Award 2022.

    Rémy Ngamije was declared the winner of the inaugural edition of the Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards on September 8, 2022. The Museum of the African Diaspora is a contemporary art museum in San Francisco, California. one of only a few museums of its kind in the USA, they hold exhibitions and present…

  • Narrating Namibia, Narrating Africa Literary Festival kicks off today.

    Narrating Namibia, Narrating Africa Literary Festival kicks off today.

    The Narrating Namibia, Narrating Africa Literary Festival will be hosted in Windhoek, Namibia from September 7-9, 2022. The Narrating Namibia, Narrating Africa Literary Festival will be hosted at the Namibian Scientific Society in Windhoek starting today.  The festival is brought to you by among others Narrating Africa, deutsches literatur archive, marbach, Doek, Baden-Württemberg, and University…

  • Rémy Ngamije, Mac Donald Dixon are Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023 judges.

    Rémy Ngamije, Mac Donald Dixon are Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023 judges.

    Rémy Ngamije and Mac Donald Dixon were revealed to be judges at the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023 today, September 1, 2022. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Each of these…

  • Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards finalists announced.

    Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards finalists announced.

    The finalists for the inaugural edition of the Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards were revealed on August 18, 2022. The Museum of the African Diaspora is a contemporary art museum in San Francisco, California. one of only a few museums of its kind in the USA, they hold exhibitions and present artists exclusively…

  • Literary Magazines:  Journal of West Indian Literature, Doek, Umbu Africa, Omenana.

    Literary Magazines:  Journal of West Indian Literature, Doek, Umbu Africa, Omenana.

    The Journal of West Indian Literature, Doek, Umbu Africa, and Omenana are currently available for your reading pleasure. Journal of West Indian Literature The Journal of West Indian Literature has been published twice-yearly by Literatures in English, University of the West Indies since 1986. It is a University of the West Indies-led Caribbeanist project invested…