James Murua with Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

Episode 35: Recapping August, Interviewing Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

For the Writing Africa Podcast Episode 35, we say goodbye to Trinidad and Tobago author Michael Anthony, talk about the NBO LitFest, as well as the awards that were given in August. We also have an exclusive interview with debut novelist Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu. Remember that you can support the work we do archiving African and Black literature via PayPal, Mobile Money, or Patreon starting at $3 a month. For more information please click here.

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We chat with debut novelist Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu on her journey to write her debut novel Lucky Girl. Get your copy of the book by clicking here.


Trinidad and Tobago author Michael Anthony passed away on August 24 at age 93. He had dozens of titles published, including novels, collections of short fiction, books for younger readers, travelogues, and histories.


  • NBO LitFest organised by Book Bunk
  • Soma nami’s African Book Fair
  • Festival International du Livre et des Arts Assimiles Du Benin


  • Booker Prize 2023 longlist.
  • Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 winners
  • Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2023
  • University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing 2023 shortlist
  • NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 shortlist
  • PEN Translates 2023 winners.
  • Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival awards 2023 finalists
  • Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry 2023
  • Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023
  • Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023 finalists
  • Kalemba Short Story Prize 2023 finalists announced.






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