Category: Togo

  • 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…

  • Théo Ananissoh features at PEN Togo’s Literary Cafe

    Théo Ananissoh features at PEN Togo’s Literary Cafe

    Théo Ananissoh’s novel Le Soleil sans se brûler was the featured book at PEN Togo’s Literary Cafe on Thursday, August 3, 2023. PEN International is a worldwide association of writers, founded to promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere in 1921. The London-founded organisation has autonomous International PEN centres in more than 100 countries.…

  • Sami Tchak wins Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2022

    Sami Tchak wins Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2022

    Sami Tchak was declared the winner of the Prix Ivoire for African Literature in French, the leading literary prize from Cote D’Ivoire, on October 14, 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…

  • Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022 finalists announced.

    Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022 finalists announced.

    Edem Awumey, Yahia Belaskri, Driss Jaydane, Osvalde Lewat, and Tierno Monenembo are finalists of Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022. The announcement was made on September 22, 2022. 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.…

  • 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…

  • Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshop participants announced.

    Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshop participants announced.

    The Goethe-Institut announced the participants to take part in #AfroYoungAdult workshops in eight African cities in February 2019 on January 3, 2019. In September 2018, the Goethe-Institut invited aspiring African writers interested in writing for Young Adult fiction to submit short stories of 3000-5000 words in length in Kiswahili, English or French. The best texts…

  • Meet the facilitators for the Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshops.

    Meet the facilitators for the Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshops.

    The team running the Goethe sponsored #AfroYoungAdult project has announced the facilitators for the workshops to be conducted across eight African cities. In September 2018, the Goethe-Institut invited aspiring African writers interested in writing for Young Adult fiction to submit short stories of 3000-5000 words in length in Kiswahili, English or French. The best texts…

  • Noo Saro-Wiwa travel book “Looking for Transwonderland” now in Italian

    Noo Saro-Wiwa travel book “Looking for Transwonderland” now in Italian

    Travel writing the world over has been a genre that seems to belong to one type of person; white, male, and privileged. Voices that are not from this demographic talking about what you can see from around the world in book form are far and few between. This is why when you hear of any…