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  • Rentrée Littéraire du Mali 2024 prizes awarded.

    Rentrée Littéraire du Mali 2024 prizes awarded.

    Prizes were handed out at the closing ceremony of Rentrée Littéraire du Mali 2024 in Bamako, Mali on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Rentrée Littéraire du Mali (Literary Return of Mali) is a festival of books, words, and ideas hosted annually in Bamako, Mali. Since 2008, the festival has invited writers, academics, researchers, and artists from…

  • Lire à Douala 2024 starts January 29

    Lire à Douala 2024 starts January 29

    Lire à Douala 2024 is set to be hosted in the Cameroonian city of Douala from January 29 – February 1, 2024. The festival theme is “Because books tell us who we are.” “Lire à Douala” (English: reading in Doula) is an association whose objective is to promote reading, written expression, and the development of…

  • Bernardine Evaristo to chair Global Black Women’s Nonfiction Manuscript Prize jury.

    Bernardine Evaristo to chair Global Black Women’s Nonfiction Manuscript Prize jury.

    Bernardine Evaristo is the chair of the jury of the new Global Black Women’s Nonfiction Manuscript Prize announced on November 28. Others are Sylvia Tamale, Natalie Baszile, Carole Boyce Davies, and Panashe Chigumadzi. In October, Cassava Republic Press announced the new Black Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize open to emerging and established Black women writers globally.…

  • South African Literary Awards 2023 winners announced.

    South African Literary Awards 2023 winners announced.

    The winners of the South African Literary Awards were announced at the University of North West, Potchefstroom on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. The South African Literary Awards, popularly referred to as the SALAs, have honoured many authors since they were founded in 2005. Winning writers and poets have included Es’kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer, Miriam Tlali,…

  • Bulelwa Mabasa, CA Davids win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2023  

    Bulelwa Mabasa, CA Davids win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2023  

    Bulelwa Mabasa and CA Davids won in their categories at the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2023 in Johannesburg on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The Sunday Times Literary Prize, organised by South African newspaper The Sunday Times, are titles awarded in fiction and nonfiction. Founded in 1989, it has been won by Siphiwe Ndlovu and Terry…

  • Susan Kiguli receives Festival Di Poesia Civile Vercelli 2023 lifetime award.

    Susan Kiguli receives Festival Di Poesia Civile Vercelli 2023 lifetime award.

    Susan Kiguli received the Festival Di Poesia Civile Vercelli 2023 lifetime award in Vercelli, Italy on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Festival Di Poesia Civile Vercelli (English: International Civil Poetry Festival of the city of Vercelli), established in 2005, is the only Italian festival celebrating this important aspect of contemporary poetry. The function of poetry in…

  • Obari Gomba wins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023

    Obari Gomba wins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023

    Dr Obari Gomba’s play Grit was declared the winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 in Lagos on Friday, October 13, 2023. Dr Eyoh Etim also won the Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism. The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, was started to honour Nigerian authors in the four…

  • Ishion Hutchinson, Jason Allen-Paisant on T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2023 shortlist

    Ishion Hutchinson, Jason Allen-Paisant on T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2023 shortlist

    Ishion Hutchinson and Jason Allen-Paisant are on the shortlist for the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2023 announced on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry was inaugurated to celebrate the UK Poetry Book Society’s 40th birthday and honour its founding poet in 1993. T.S. Eliot, full name Thomas Stearns Eliot…

  • African Writers Awards 2023 shortlists announced.

    African Writers Awards 2023 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the African Writers Awards, African Teen Writers Awards, and the Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature were announced on Monday, October 2, 2023. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development Trust to celebrate the best-emerging writing talents on the continent. Some previous winners have been Manu Herbstein, Maryhilda…

  • Soyinka, Adichie, Wanner for Canex Literary Webinar on August 31

    Soyinka, Adichie, Wanner for Canex Literary Webinar on August 31

    Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Zukiswa Wanner are among the writers who will take part in the Creative Africa Nexus (Canex) Literary Webinar on August 31. The International African Trade Fair is an initiative that supports the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Established by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in…

  • Africa Writes 2023 to kick off on September 29

    Africa Writes 2023 to kick off on September 29

    Africa Writes 2023 runs at the British Library, London, UK from September 29 – October 1, 2023. The festival theme is ‘intangible heritage’. The Africa Writes literary festival, an initiative of the UK’s Royal African Society, first ran in the European country in 2012. In the following years, it has grown to be one of…