Category: Tanzania

  • 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…

  • Tuzo Nyerere 2024 winners announced in Dar es Salaam

    Tuzo Nyerere 2024 winners announced in Dar es Salaam

    Mohamed Omar Juma, Laura Pettie Kisswaka, and Blandina Isabela Lucas won in their categories in a ceremony at Tuzo Nyerere 2024 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday, April 13, 2024. President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding president from 1964–1985, was famous for writing numerous political texts like Ujamaa (1968) and Freedom and Socialism (1969). He…

  • Translations: Anni Domingo, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Makenzy Orcel, Shingai Njeri Kigunda

    Translations: Anni Domingo, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Makenzy Orcel, Shingai Njeri Kigunda

    Translations for books by Anni Domingo, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Makenzy Orcel, and Shingai Njeri Kigunda are available for your reading pleasure. Book: The EmperorOriginal Title: L’EmpereurAuthor: Makenzy OrcelTranslator: Nathan H. Dize.Publisher: Seagull BooksPublishing Date:  May 2024Language:  French to EnglishWhere to Find it:  Click here. Having committed the irreparable, a man waits in his room for someone…

  • Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2023 winners announced

    Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2023 winners announced

    Fatuma Salim and Philipo Oyaro were announced winners of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature in Nairobi on Friday, February 9, 2024. The Safal Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature celebrates writing in poetry and prose in the Kiswahili language. It is supported by Safal Group, through its subsidiaries Mabati Rolling Mills of Kenya…

  • 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…

  • Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2023 shortlist announced

    Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2023 shortlist announced

    The shortlisted manuscripts of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature have been announced today, Monday, January 15, 2024. The Safal Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature recognises writing in poetry and prose in the Kiswahili language. It is supported by Safal Group, through its subsidiaries Mabati Rolling Mills of Kenya, ALAF Tanzania, the Africana…

  • Inaugural Zanzibar Book Fair kicks off on October 20

    Inaugural Zanzibar Book Fair kicks off on October 20

    The first Zanzibar Book Fair, with Nobel Laureate Prof Abdulrazak Gurnah as headliner, will be hosted in Tanzania from October 20 – 22, 2023. The Zanzibar Book Fair, organised by the Zanzibar Renaissance Literary Society, is the newest literary extravaganza in East Africa. It will be a celebration of Zanzibari literature setting a meeting place…

  • Tuzo Nyerere winners feted in Dar es Salaam

    Tuzo Nyerere winners feted in Dar es Salaam

    The winners of the inaugural literary prize Tuzo Nyerere were announced in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on April 13, 2023. Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano was guest of honour at the event. President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding president from 1964–1985, was famous for writing numerous political texts like Ujamaa (1968) and Freedom…

  • 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…

  • Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2022 winners announced

    Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2022 winners announced

    The winners of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature were announced in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 25, 2022. The Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, formerly the Mabati-Cornell Prize, recognises writing in poetry and prose in the Kiswahili language. It is supported by Safal Group, through its subsidiaries Mabati…

  • Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2022 shortlist announced

    Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2022 shortlist announced

    The shortlisted manuscripts of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature have been announced today, Tuesday, January 10, 2022. The Safal Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, formerly the Mabati-Cornell Prize, recognises writing in poetry and prose in the Kiswahili language. It is supported by Safal Group, through its subsidiaries Mabati Rolling Mills of Kenya…

  • African Writers Awards 2022 longlists announced

    African Writers Awards 2022 longlists announced

    The longlists for the African Writers Awards, African Teen Writers Awards, and the Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature were announced on September 1, 2022. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development Trust to shed light on some of the best emerging writing talents on the continent. Some previous winners have…

  • Tanzanian Book Week Festival 2022 for October.

    Tanzanian Book Week Festival 2022 for October.

    The Tanzanian Book Week Festival 2022 runs in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Arusha, and Tanga from October 11-15, 2022. The Tanzanian Publishers Association (PATA) initiated National Book Weeks to promote books and the reading habit in Tanzania in 1988. The first National Book Week Festival, organised in collaboration with other book sector organisations, had activities…

  • James Currey Prize for African Literature 2022 shortlist announced

    James Currey Prize for African Literature 2022 shortlist announced

    The writers on the shortlist for the James Currey Prize for African Literature 2022 have been announced today, July 1, 2022. The James Currey Prize for African Literature is an annual award for the best-unpublished work of fiction written in English by any writer, set in Africa or on Africans in Africa or in the…

  • James Currey Prize for African Literature 2022 longlist announced

    James Currey Prize for African Literature 2022 longlist announced

    The ten writers on the longlist for the James Currey Prize for African Literature 2022 have been announced today, June 1, 2022. The James Currey Prize for African Literature is an annual award for the best unpublished work of fiction written in English by any writer, set in Africa or on Africans in Africa or…