Category: Rwanda

  • Scholastique Mukasonga wins Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024

    Scholastique Mukasonga wins Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Kibogo won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 in Oxford, UK on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize is awarded to book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. Worth £2000, it aims to honour the translation craft and recognise its cultural importance. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and…

  • 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,…

  • Percival Everett, Scholastique Mukasonga on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2024 shortlist

    Percival Everett, Scholastique Mukasonga on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2024 shortlist

    Percival Everett and Scholastique Mukasonga are on the shortlist for Germany’s Internationaler Literaturpreis 2024 announced on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Internationaler Literaturpreis (English: International Literature Award) is a German literary award for international prose translated into German for the first time. It has been awarded annually by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the…

  • Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 shortlist announced

    Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 shortlist announced

    The shortlist for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 was announced on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the translation craft and recognise its cultural importance. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and is supported by New College, The…

  • 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…

  • Book Digest: Scholastique Mukasonga, Scholar V Akinyi, Nkateko Masinga, Michael Donkor

    Book Digest: Scholastique Mukasonga, Scholar V Akinyi, Nkateko Masinga, Michael Donkor

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Scholastique Mukasonga, Scholar V Akinyi, Nkateko Masinga, and Michael Donkor. Grow Where They Fall by Michael Donkor Publisher:  PenguinDate:  March 7, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Michael Donkor Michael Donkor was born in London to Ghanaian…

  • Translations: Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Maaza Mengiste, Scholastique Mukasonga, Fred Khumalo

    Translations: Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Maaza Mengiste, Scholastique Mukasonga, Fred Khumalo

    Translations of books by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Maaza Mengiste, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Fred Khumalo are available for your reading pleasure. Book:   The Villain’s DanceOriginal Title:  Author:  Fiston Mwanza MujilaTranslator:  Roland GlasserPublisher:  Deep Vellum PublishingPublishing Date:  March 12, 2024Language:   French to EnglishWhere to Find it:  Deep Vellum Full of wit, music, and a rollicking cast of…

  • Book Digest: Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Maurice Ruffin, Shubnum Khan, Pelu Awofeso

    Book Digest: Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Maurice Ruffin, Shubnum Khan, Pelu Awofeso

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Maurice Ruffin, Shubnum Khan, and Pelu Awofeso. Culbuter Le Malheur by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse Publisher:  Mémoire d’encrierDate:  February 5, 2024Genre:  Nonfiction, MemoirLanguage:  FrenchWhere to find it:  Mémoire d’encrier; Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was…

  • Rencontres Internationales du Livre Francophone du Rwanda 2024

    Rencontres Internationales du Livre Francophone du Rwanda 2024

    Rencontres Internationales du Livre Francophone du Rwanda 2024 runs for its third edition in Kigali from March 6 – 9, 2024. The Rencontres Internationales du Livre Francophone du Rwanda (English: Rwanda International Francophone Book Meetings) brings together writers, artists and book and publishing professionals, as well as school audiences and the general public. The festival…

  • LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 fellows announced

    LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 fellows announced

    The fellows of the LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Monday, January 29, 2024. The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) is a private library, archive, writing residency, and museum dedicated to the work of African and Diaspora writers from the late 19th century to the present day.…

  • 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…

  • UK’s Royal Society for Literature International Writers 2023 announced

    UK’s Royal Society for Literature International Writers 2023 announced

    Scholastique Mukasonga, Yussef El Guindi, Lorna Goodison, Yaa Gyasi, and Attica Locke announced the new Royal Society of Literature International Writers on November 30, 2023. The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) was founded to “reward literary merit and excite literary talent” in the United Kingdom in 1820. One of its awards is its International Writers…

  • 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…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga, Touhfat Mouhtare among PEN Translates 2023 winners.

    Scholastique Mukasonga, Touhfat Mouhtare among PEN Translates 2023 winners.

    Scholastique Mukasonga and Touhfat Mouhtare are among the winners of English PEN Translates 2023 grants announced on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. PEN Translates was launched, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages. It helps UK publishers to meet the costs of translating new works into…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix Kourouma 2023.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix Kourouma 2023.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s novel Consolée was named the winner of Prix Kourouma 2023 at Salon Du Livre Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, March 24, 2023. Ahmadou Kourouma was a legendary Ivorian novelist of many titles including Les Soleils des indépendances (1968), Le diseur de verité (1972), and the most famous Allah n’est pas oblige (2000) which…