Category: Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Awards 2024 winners announced.

    The winners of Zimbabwe’s National Arts Merit Awards 2024 were announced at a ceremony in Bulawayo on Saturday, February 24, 2024.   The National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA Awards) is a set of awards granted by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in recognition of outstanding achievements in the arts and culture annually. The categories…

  • Island Prize 2024 longlist announced

    Island Prize 2024 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa 2024 was made public on Friday, February 23, 2024. 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…

  • Ubwali, Zambia’s newest literary magazine, launches

    Ubwali, Zambia’s newest literary magazine, launches

    Ubwali, a new literary magazine founded by Mubanga Kalimamukwento, Mbozi Haimbe, and Fiske Nyirongo, launched on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Zambia is the home of great writers like Ellen Banda-Aaku, Namwali Serpell, Mubanga Kalimamukwento, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Dambisa Moyo, Kafula Mwila, Mbozi Haimbe among many others. It is also the home of literary awards like…

  • Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 was announced on Friday, February 23, 2024. Afritondo, a platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of African and black minority populations across the globe, is the organisation behind the Afritondo Short Story Prize. Previous winners have been Alex Kadiri, Howard Meh-Buh Maximus,…

  • Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Awards 2024 nominees announced.

    Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Awards 2024 nominees announced.

    The nominees of Zimbabwe’s National Arts Merit Awards 2024 were announced in Bulawayo on Friday, February 9, 2024. Here are those in the literary arts categories. The National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA Awards) is a set of awards granted by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in recognition of outstanding achievements in the arts and…

  • Farai Mudzingwa, Ana Paula Maia on Republic of Consciousness Prize 2024 longlist.

    Farai Mudzingwa, Ana Paula Maia on Republic of Consciousness Prize 2024 longlist.

    Farai Mudzingwa and Ana Paula Maia are on the longlist for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2024 announced in Ireland on Monday, February 5, 2024. The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses is an annual British literary prize founded by the author Neil Griffiths. It rewards fiction published by UK and Irish small presses,…

  • Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, and Femi Kayode. All That It Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri Publisher:  Norton Young ReadersDate:  January 3, 2023Genre:  Young AdultLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Norton Blessing Musariri Blessing Musariri is an award-winning…

  • Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2023 shortlist announced.

    Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2023 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2023 has been announced today, Monday, November 27, 2023. Prix Littéraire Les Afriques is awarded annually to an African or writer of African descent who has written fiction highlighting a human, societal, ideological, political, cultural, economic, or historical issue related to Africa or its diaspora. Prix Les Afriques,…

  • LitFest Harare 2023 celebrates decade

    LitFest Harare 2023 celebrates decade

    LitFest Harare 2023 is celebrating a decade of running in Harare, Zimbabwe from November 29 – December 2, 2023. The theme this year is “Words Remember: A Decade of Story.” LitFest Harare is a literature festival founded by poet and curator Chirikure Chirikure and hosted by a dedicated team annually in Harare, Zimbabwe since 2013.…

  • Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2023 winners announced

    Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2023 winners announced

    The winners of the Hurston/Wright Foundation 2023 Legacy Awards were announced in Washington D.C., USA on Thursday, October 26, 2023. The Hurston/Wright Foundation is named for US African-American literary icons Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright. The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honours the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. The…

  • Literary Magazines: Jalada, Johannesburg Review of Books, Ipikai, Weganda

    Literary Magazines: Jalada, Johannesburg Review of Books, Ipikai, Weganda

    New editions of Jalada, Johannesburg Review of Books, Ipikai, and Weganda are available for your reading pleasure. Jalada Jalada Africa is a pan-African writers’ collective, with the aim of publishing literature by African authors regularly founded in 2014. Their latest issue is a translations project lead by Wanjeri Gakuru and artwork is by Marziya Mohammedali.…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 shortlists announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 were announced on Thursday, October 12, 2023. 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…

  • 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…

  • Book Digest: Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, Tlotlo Tsamaase

    Book Digest: Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, Tlotlo Tsamaase

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, and Tlotlo Tsamaase. Avenues by Train By Farai Mudzingwa Publisher:  Cassava RepublicDate:  September 25, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Farai Mudzingwa Farai Mudzingwa is a Zimbabwean writer whose fiction…

  • Book Digest: Christopher Mlalazi, Zalika Reid-Benta, Ismail Einashe, Kelechi Okafor

    Book Digest: Christopher Mlalazi, Zalika Reid-Benta, Ismail Einashe, Kelechi Okafor

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Christopher Mlalazi, Zalika Reid-Benta, Ismail Einashe, and Kelechi Okafor. Langabi: Season of Beasts by Christopher Mlalazi Publisher:  Jacana MediaDate:  July 1, 2023Genre:  Fiction, FantasyLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Jacana Media. Christopher Mlalazi Christopher Mlalazi is a renowned novelist,…