Category: Nigeria

  • Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist of the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2024 was announced in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, June 6, 2024. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is an award for short stories from Nigerian-based Lunaris aimed at honouring distinguished African scholar and foremost historian, Prof Toyin Fálọlá. It celebrates his endeavours and contributions to the advancement of African cultures,…

  • Book Digest: Ishi Robinson, João Melo, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Iris Mwanza

    Book Digest: Ishi Robinson, João Melo, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Iris Mwanza

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Ishi Robinson, João Melo, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Iris Mwanza. Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson Publisher:  HarperDate:  April 23, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it:  Harper Ishi Robinson Ishi Robinson is a Jamaican writer living in…

  • Ehiorobo Derek, Kyle Okeke are Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 joint winners

    Ehiorobo Derek, Kyle Okeke are Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 joint winners

    Ehiorobo Derek and Kyle Okeke were declared joint-winners of the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 on Friday, May 31, 2024. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, founded by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, was started in 2012 to revitalise African poetry and encourage a new generation of poets to get an international platform. Previous…

  • Chukwuebuka Ibeh on Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2024 shortlist

    Chukwuebuka Ibeh on Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2024 shortlist

    Chukwuebuka Ibeh made the shortlist for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2024 announced on Thursday, May 30, 2024. The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an international prize that supports and celebrates the best adventure writing today. The prize first awarded in 2016 named after South African novelist Wilbur Smith and open to writers…

  • Book Digest: Sarah Haluwa, Erhu Kome, A.H. Cunningham, ‘Pemi Aguda

    Book Digest: Sarah Haluwa, Erhu Kome, A.H. Cunningham, ‘Pemi Aguda

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Sarah Haluwa, Erhu Kome, A.H. Cunningham, and ‘Pemi Aguda. Sinners by Sarah Haluwa Publisher:  IndependentDate:  2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Nuria Sarah Haluwa Nairobi, Kenya-based Sarah Haluwa is a former newspaper columnist and award-winning children’s book writer.…

  • Isele Prizes 2024 winners announced.

    Isele Prizes 2024 winners announced.

    Gloria Mwaniga, Alex Leslie, and Erinola Daranijo won in their categories at the Isele Prizes 2024; the announcement was made on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The Isele Prizes were founded to celebrate the best of short stories, poetry, and essays by writers published in the Ukamaka Olisakwe founded Isele Magazine in 2022. They are split…

  • Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Flame Tree Writers is here

    Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Flame Tree Writers is here

    Flame Tree Writers, the new initiative from Abubakar Adam Ibrahim in partnership with Heinrich Böll Foundation, has made a callout for writers. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the award-winning journalist and author of the novels Season of Crimson Blossoms (2015) and When We Were Fireflies (2023) and the short story collections The Whispering Trees (2012) and…

  • Book Digest: Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, Salena Godden

    Book Digest: Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, Salena Godden

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, and Salena Godden. Ces soleils ardents by Nincemon Fallé Publisher:  Jean-Claude LattèsDate:  March 20, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  FrenchWhere to find it:  Jean-Claude Lattès Nincemon Fallé Nincemon Fallé was born in eastern Cote D’Ivoire…

  • Iskanchi Book Prize 2024 Shortlist announced

    Iskanchi Book Prize 2024 Shortlist announced

    The shortlist for the inaugural Iskanchi Book Prize, a manuscript prize open to African writers, was announced on Monday, May 6, 2024. Iskanchi Press and Magazine, founded by publisher, journalist, and writer Kenechi Uzor in 2020, has produced several magazine editions of their magazine as well as numerous titles. The platform announced a new initiative…

  • Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Wole Talabi, Chukwuebuka Ibeh, and Craig Shreve are on the longlist for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2024 announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, first awarded in 2016, is an international prize that supports and celebrates the best adventure writing today. The prize named after South African novelist…

  • Book Digest: Zeinab Badawi, Dieudonné Niangouna, Eduardo Quive, Ibiso Graham-Douglas

    Book Digest: Zeinab Badawi, Dieudonné Niangouna, Eduardo Quive, Ibiso Graham-Douglas

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Zeinab Badawi, Dieudonné Niangouna, Eduardo Quive, and Ibiso Graham-Douglas. Covik One Nine edited by Ibiso Graham-Douglas Publisher:  Paperworth BooksDate:  April 24, 2024Genre:  Anthology, FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Paperworth Books Ibiso Graham-Douglas Ibiso Graham-Douglas is an international publishing…

  • Olayinka Yaqub wins Awele Creative Trust Short Story Award 2023  

    Olayinka Yaqub wins Awele Creative Trust Short Story Award 2023  

    Olayinka Yaqub’s short story The Weight of Duty was declared the winner of the Awele Creative Trust Award 2023 on Monday, April 22, 2024. The Awele Creative Trust is a non-profit organisation created to provide an enabling environment and platform for creative young persons founded by Chika Unigwe. Its annual prize the Awele Creative Trust…

  • 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…

  • Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2024 guests revealed.

    Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2024 guests revealed.

    The guests who will feature at the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2022 in Kaduna, Nigeria from May 1 – 4, 2024 have been announced. The Nigerian state of Kaduna introduced the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to its cultural calendar as part of its centenary celebrations in 2017. Headlined by award-winning author Leila Aboulela,…

  • Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 shortlist announced.

    Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 was announced on Monday, April 15, 2024. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, founded by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, was started in 2012 to revitalise African poetry and encourage a new generation of poets to get an international platform. Previous winners have been Warsan…