Category: Sudan

  • Book Digest: Anna Samwel Manyanza, Donna Hemans, Lauren Beukes, Safia Elhillo

    Book Digest: Anna Samwel Manyanza, Donna Hemans, Lauren Beukes, Safia Elhillo

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Anna Samwel Manyanza, Donna Hemans, Lauren Beukes, and Safia Elhillo. Faradhi Ya Moyo by Anna Samwel Manyanza Publisher:  Mkuki Na NyotaDate:  February 1, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  KiswahiliWhere to find it:  African Books Collective, TPHBookshops, Mkuki Na Nyota Anna Samwel…

  • Reem Gaafar wins Island Prize 2023

    Reem Gaafar wins Island Prize 2023

    Reem Gaafar’s A Mouth Full of Salt was named the winner of the Island Prize 2023 on Monday, June 12, 2023. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers…

  • Book Digest: Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, Adil Babikir, Stephen Buoro, Kweku Abimbola

    Book Digest: Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, Adil Babikir, Stephen Buoro, Kweku Abimbola

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, Adil Babikir, Stephen Buoro, and Kweku Abimbola. Song and Dread by Otoniya J. Okot Bitek Publisher: Talon BooksDate: March 15, 2023Genre: PoetryLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Otoniya J. Okot Bitek Otoniya J.…

  • Island Prize 2023 shortlist announced

    Island Prize 2023 shortlist announced

    The shortlist for the Island Prize 2023 was announced on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers from Africa (or the diaspora) a chance…

  • Book Digest: Leila Aboulela, Fanta Dramé, Rosanna Amaka, Jarred Thompson

    Book Digest: Leila Aboulela, Fanta Dramé, Rosanna Amaka, Jarred Thompson

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Leila Aboulela, Fanta Dramé, Rosanna Amaka, and Jarred Thompson. River Spirit by Leila Aboulela Publisher: Grove Press          Date: March 7, 2023Genre: FictionWhere to find it: Grove Press. Leila Aboulela Leila Aboulela is the first-ever winner of the Caine Prize…

  • Island Prize 2023 longlist announced

    Island Prize 2023 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Island Prize 2023 was announced on Monday, March 20, 2023. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers from Africa (or the diaspora) a chance…

  • Book Digest: Safia Elhillo, Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi, Umar Abubakar Sidi

    Book Digest: Safia Elhillo, Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi, Umar Abubakar Sidi

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Safia Elhillo, Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi, Umar Abubakar Sidi, and Kukogho Iruesiri Samson. Girls That Never Die by Safia Elhillo Publisher: Penguin Random HousePublication Date: July 12, 2022Genre: PoetryLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Click here Safia Elhillo Sudanese by…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 longlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 has been announced today, March 1, 2020. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature…

  • Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin’s ‘Les Jango’ Wins Le Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2020.

    Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin’s ‘Les Jango’ Wins Le Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2020.

    Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin was announced the winner of Le Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2020 for his novel Les Jango, which was translated from Arabic to French by Xavier Luffin, on November 9, 2020. The Prix de la Littérature Arabe, created in 2013 by the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and the Institut Du Monde Arabe, is…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 shortlist announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2020 was announced today, October 19, 2020. 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 writing…

  • Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat wins Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020.

    Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat wins Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020.

    Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat was announced the winner of the Mohammed Saeed Nawed Short Story Award 2020 on September 16, 2020. The Mohammed Saeed Award is named after the Eritrean novelist, historian, and activist who has become, according to Nassir Al-Sayeid Al-Nour “an iconic representation of the literary soul of the Eritrean revolution” during that country’s…

  • Leila Aboulela wraps up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Leila Aboulela wraps up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Leila Aboulela wrapped up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Edinburgh, Scotland on May 29, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. It has had two iterations with Season…

  • Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3: Meet the writers.

    Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3: Meet the writers.

    Here are the writers who will feature at Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières running from May 25 – June 1, 2020.  The festival theme is Future. Present. Past. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a new initiative for writers of African origin, was started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. There have…

  • Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.

    Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.

    Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced on October 25, 2019, for her book Bird Summons. The Saltire Literary Awards were founded to recognise books which are either by “living authors of Scottish descent or residing in Scotland,” or which deal with “the work or life of a Scot or with…

  • The Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist features three Africans

    The Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist features three Africans

    The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2019 longlist, featuring Aminatta Forna, Emmanuel Iduma, and Jamal Mahjoub, was announced on March 27, 2019. The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize is an annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, best evoking the spirit of a place. The prize sponsored…