Category: Senegal

  • Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2024 winners announced.

    Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2024 winners announced.

    Sami Tchak and Mamadou Samb won in their categories at Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The first edition of Festival International de Littérature de Dakar (Filid) (English: Dakar International Literary Festival) was hosted in Dakar, Senegal in 2022. It was attended by writers, literary critics,…

  • Book Digest: Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Khadijetou Sall

    Book Digest: Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Khadijetou Sall

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, and Khadejatou Sall. James by Percival Everett Publisher:  DoubledayDate:  March 19, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Random House Percival Everett Percival Everett is a Distinguished Professor of English at…

  • Prix National Cénacle du Livre Senegal 2023 winners announced.

    Prix National Cénacle du Livre Senegal 2023 winners announced.

    Fatimata Diallo Ba and Papa Samba Kane won at the Prix National Cénacle du Livre Senegal 2023 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Prix National Cénacle du Livre Senegal is an initiative from Cénacle des Jeunes Écrivains du Sénégal to promote books and writers, intends to reward the best works published in Senegal,…

  • Book Digest: David Diop, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Romeo Oriogun, Kacen Callender

    Book Digest: David Diop, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Romeo Oriogun, Kacen Callender

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from David Diop, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Romeo Oriogun, and Kacen Callender. Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and GirouxDate:  September 7, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  FrenchWhere to find it:  Click here. David Diop David Diop…

  • Mame Bougouma Diene, Woppa Diallo win Caine Prize for African Writing 2023

    Mame Bougouma Diene, Woppa Diallo win Caine Prize for African Writing 2023

    Mame Bougouma Diene and Woppa Diallo were declared winners of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 in London, UK on Monday, October 2, 2023. The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for an outstanding short story since the year 2000. It has recognised some of…

  • Maaza Mengiste, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are Swedish International Literature Prize 2023 finalists

    Maaza Mengiste, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are Swedish International Literature Prize 2023 finalists

    Maaza Mengiste and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr were declared finalists of Sweden’s Kulturhuset Stadsteatern’s International Literature Prize on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Kulturhuset Stadsteatern’s is Stockholm’s arts and culture centre hosting live theatre, exhibitions, libraries, seminars, events, and a cinema. One of its flagship events since 2016 is the Internationella Litteraturpris (English: International Literature Prize) awarded…

  • LOATAD West African Writers Residency 2023 recipients announced.

    LOATAD West African Writers Residency 2023 recipients announced.

    The recipients of the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) West African Writers Residency 2023 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Friday, September 8, 2023. 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…

  • Cherie Jones, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 shortlist

    Cherie Jones, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 shortlist

    Cherie Jones and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are on the shortlist for the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 announced on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. 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…

  • Habiba Cooper Diallo, Afua Cooper read at Dakar’s Chez Alpha Books

    Habiba Cooper Diallo, Afua Cooper read at Dakar’s Chez Alpha Books

    Habiba Cooper Diallo and Afua Cooper did readings at Chez Alpha Books in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Chez Alpha Books is an English resource centre that provides the community access to books in English along with an array of programs and services that support English language learners in Dakar, Senegal. It has…

  • Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 winners announced.

    Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 winners announced.

    Khalil Diallo, Tanella Boni, and Mbarek Ould Beyrouk won at the Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, July 29, 2023. In 2022, Festival International de Littérature de Dakar (Filid) (English: Dakar International Literary Festival) made its debut in venues in Senegal. It was attended by writers, literary critics, publishers,…

  • Prix Premiere 2023 longlist announced.

    Prix Premiere 2023 longlist announced.

    Meryem Alaoui, Diaty Diallo, Khalil Diallo, and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are on the longlist for the Prix Premiere 2023 announced on July 7, 2023. Prix Premiere (English: First Prize) is an award organized by the Franco-German Cultural Institute of Tübingen and the Book Office of the French Institute in Germany. The award celebrates books translated…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 shortlist announced.

    Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 has been announced in London, UK today, July 6, 2023. The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for an outstanding short story since the year 2000. It has recognised some of the most famous writers working…

  • Boubacar Boris Diop to headline Neustadt Lit Fest 2022.

    Boubacar Boris Diop to headline Neustadt Lit Fest 2022.

    Boubacar Boris Diop is the headliner of the Neustadt Lit Fest 2022 which happens virtually and in-person at the University of Oklahoma, USA from October 24-26, 2022. The Neustadt Lit Fest is a literary and cultural festival, established by World Literature Today executive director Robert Con Davis-Undiano in 2004. It focuses on the Neustadt Prize…

  • Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2022 finalists announced

    Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2022 finalists announced

    The finalists for Prix Ivoire for African Literature in French, the leading literary prize from Cote D’Ivoire, were announced on August 13, 2022. The Prix Ivoire is an award created by Akwaba Culture, an Ivorian law association in 2008. Open to writers from Africa and its Diasporas, the winner gets a two million CFA francs…

  • A snapshot of Festival international de littérature de Dakar 2022

    A snapshot of Festival international de littérature de Dakar 2022

    The first edition of Festival international de littérature de Dakar (Filid) was hosted in Dakar, Senegal from June 29-July 2, 2022. The festival theme was “Literature and conflict.” The Festival international de littérature de Dakar (Filid) (Dakar International Literature Festival) made its debut in venues in Senegal with writers, literary critics, publishers, men and women…