Category: Nonfiction

  • Sunday Times Literary Awards 2024 longlists announced

    Sunday Times Literary Awards 2024 longlists announced

    The longlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2024 were announced in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, June 16, 2024. The Sunday Times Literary Awards are awarded annually in fiction (since 1989) and nonfiction (since 2001). Organised by South African newspaper The Sunday Times, it has been won in recent times by Siphiwe Ndlovu and…

  • Lambda Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Lambda Awards 2024 winners announced.

    The winners of the Lambda Awards 2024 were announced in New York, USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. These are the writers of African descent who won. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they are known, are an award of Lambda Literary, the oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing Lesbian, Gay, Trans,…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse feted at Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse feted at Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was feted at the Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro ceremony in Paris, France on Thursday, May 30, 2024 Madame Figaro is a French magazine supplement to the Saturday edition of the daily newspaper Le Figaro, focusing on and catering to women. Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro is a French literary…

  • Literary Magazines: PREE, Joburg Review, Lounloun, Journal of West Indian Literature

    Literary Magazines: PREE, Joburg Review, Lounloun, Journal of West Indian Literature

    New editions of PREE, Johannesburg Review of Books, Lounloun, and Journal of West Indian Literature are available for your reading pleasure. Johannesburg Review of Books The Johannesburg Review of Books is an independent literary review that publishes reviews, essays, poetry, photographs, and short fiction from South Africa, Africa, and beyond. The latest edition features contributions…

  • Literary Magazines: A Long House, Lolwe, Akewi, Ubwali

    Literary Magazines: A Long House, Lolwe, Akewi, Ubwali

    New editions of A Long House, Lolwe, Akewi, and Ubwali are now available for your reading pleasure. A Long House A Long House is a new frontier for African and black expression, literature, and critical discourse founded in 2020. The newest edition with the theme “Connections” has contributions from Olumide Manuel, Hope Joseph, Abu Bakr…

  • Opportunities for writers and poets for June 2024.

    Opportunities for writers and poets for June 2024.

    In our monthly series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in June 2024. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), opportunity hubs, journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share in the comments. Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Opportunity hubs…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix France Televisions 2024

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix France Televisions 2024

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s memoir Le Convoi won at the Prix France Televisions 2024 in Paris, France on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, Prix France Televisions is an annual literary award rewarding authors of works published in French in recent literary news in both fiction and nonfiction since 1995. Previous winners have included Nathacha Appanah, Ali Zamir,…

  • Book Digest: Olumide Popoola, Albert Kokolomami, Dorcy Rugamba, Sarah Dass

    Book Digest: Olumide Popoola, Albert Kokolomami, Dorcy Rugamba, Sarah Dass

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Olumide Popoola, Albert Kokolomami, Dorcy Rugamba, and Sarah Dass. Like Water Like Sea by Olumide Popoola Publisher:  Cassava Republic PressDate:  May 9, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Olumide Popoola Olumide Popoola is a London-based Nigerian German 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…

  • Literary Magazines: Arablit Quarterly, Omenana, Plough Shares, Women in Islam

    Literary Magazines: Arablit Quarterly, Omenana, Plough Shares, Women in Islam

    New editions of Arablit Quarterly, Omenana Magazine Plough Shares Women in Islam Journal are available for your reading pleasure. Arablit Quarterly ArabLit Quarterly is a literary magazine that brings together Arabic literature, essays, wordplay, art, music, and food in translation, founded in 2018.  In the latest edition, ArabLit Quarterly and Gaza’s Majalla 28 come together…

  • Iman Mersal wins James Tait Black Prize 2024

    Iman Mersal wins James Tait Black Prize 2024

    Iman Mersal’s biography Traces of Enayat, translated by Robin Moger, won the James Tait Black Prize 2024 on Friday, May 17, 2024. The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, awarded for literature written in the English language, are Britain’s oldest literary awards. The prizes, based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, were founded by Janet…

  • Atinuke, Kingsley Nebechi win at the British Book Awards 2024

    Atinuke, Kingsley Nebechi win at the British Book Awards 2024

    Atinuke and Kingsley Nebechi won in their category at the British Book Awards 2024 in London, UK on Monday, May 13, 2024. The British Book Awards or Nibbies have undergone two name changes and ownerships since it was founded by Fred Newman in 1990. It has been owned by Agile Marketing, who renamed it the…

  • 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…

  • Opportunities for writers and poets for May 2024.

    Opportunities for writers and poets for May 2024.

    In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in May 2024. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), opportunity hubs, journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share in the comments. Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Opportunity hubs…

  • Safiya Sinclair wins OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024

    Safiya Sinclair wins OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024

    Safiya Sinclair was declared the winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Arif Ali was also awarded the Bocas Henry Swanzy Award 2024. The OCM (One Caribbean Media) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, worth US$10,000, is an annual award for literary books by…