Tag: Ayobami Adebayo

  • Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 was announced in Swansea, Wales on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Here are the writers of African descent on it. Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at the age of…

  • Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Prof Nicola Rollock among UK’s Women’s Prize 2024 judges

    Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Prof Nicola Rollock among UK’s Women’s Prize 2024 judges

    Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ and Prof Nicola Rollock are on the judging panels for the Women’s Prize 2024, fiction and nonfiction, announced on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. The Women’s Prize is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes. Started in 1996, it is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best…

  • Ayobami Adebayo awarded Prix Les Afriques 2020 in virtual ceremony

    Ayobami Adebayo awarded Prix Les Afriques 2020 in virtual ceremony

    Ayobami Adebayo’s Reste Avec Moi was awarded the Prix Les Afriques 2020 in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Prix 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…

  • Ayobami Adebayo’s “Reste Avec Moi” is Prix Les Afriques 2020 winner

    Ayobami Adebayo’s “Reste Avec Moi” is Prix Les Afriques 2020 winner

    Ayobami Adebayo’s Reste Avec Moi was awarded the Prix Les Afriques 2020 in an announcement made on November 27, 2020. Prix Les Afriques was created by the Swiss lawyer Ngoãn Beti founded association La Cene Littéraire in 2015. It is awarded annually to an African or writer of African descent who has written fiction highlighting…

  • Prix Les Afriques 2020 shortlist announced.

    Prix Les Afriques 2020 shortlist announced.

    Ayobami Adebayo, Sara Collins, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Léonora Miano, and Johary Ravaloson, are on the shortlist for Prix Les Afriques 2020 announced on August 12, 2020. Prix Les Afriques was created by the association La Cene Littéraire which was founded by Swiss lawyer Ngoãn Beti. It is awarded annually to an African or writer of…

  • Ayobami Adebayo is 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 winner.

    Ayobami Adebayo is 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 winner.

    It has emerged that Ayobami Adebayo is the winner of the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 for her debut novel Stay With Me today, August 8, 2019. The 9mobile Prize for Literature was started as the Etisalat Prize for African literature to showcase the new writing talent coming out of the continent. As the Etisalat…

  • The Writivism 2019 mentors have been announced.

    The Writivism 2019 mentors have been announced.

    The mentors for Writivism 2019 were announced by the Kampala, Uganda headquartered initiative on March 16, 2019. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, that works to build the capacity for writing on the continent was started in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. One of its unique features is its mentor program where established writers mentor…

  • Literary journal “Saraba” is ten!

    Literary journal “Saraba” is ten!

    Founders and editors of Saraba wrote love letters to the literary journal as it turned ten on February 15, 2019. In 2008, a writing workshop was organized by Emmanuel Iduma, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ and Arthur Anyaduba at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The first person to sign up was called Dami Ajayi. After the…

  • Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me” now in French.

    Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me” now in French.

    Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel Stay With Me is now available in French. The book was released in France by Editions Charleston on January 9, 2019. Ayobami Adebayo is one of the brightest lights coming out of African literature today. Her debut novel Stay With Me about a childless couple living in 1980s Nigeria has put…

  • Three Africans on Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist.

    Three Africans on Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist.

    Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Zinzi Clemmons, and Omar El Akkad are the three Africans on the Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist announced on November 19, 2018. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature. The prize worth €100,000 is sponsored…

  • African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018. Organised by the InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola, the festival looked at transnationalism and migration in a more literary sense of “keeping in motion”. Berlin has a very unique…

  • Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah are MacDowell Fellows 2018

    Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah are MacDowell Fellows 2018

    Ayobami Adebayo and Lesley Nneka Arimah join 82 other artists from all over the world as MacDowell Fellows 2018. The MacDowell Colony is a US based arts organization that provides essential support for emerging and established artists by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary talent to exchange ideas and pursue creative work. It was founded in 1907…

  • Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Marcus Low make 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist

    Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Marcus Low make 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist

    The 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist has been announced and the three writers in the running for Africa’s richest prize for a debut novel are Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Marcus Low. The 9mobile Prize for Literature was born in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for African literature as a platform to showcase…

  • Ayobami Adebayo is Future Awards Africa Prize 2017 winner

    Ayobami Adebayo is Future Awards Africa Prize 2017 winner

    Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ is the Future Awards Africa Prize for Art & Culture 2017 winner. The award was given at a ceremony at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on December 9, 2017. Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ first came to our notice when she appeared on the shortlist of the one off Kwani Manuscript prize that was…

  • Kimani, Adebayo, Okorafor, Noah make New York Times Notable Books of 2017

    Kimani, Adebayo, Okorafor, Noah make New York Times Notable Books of 2017

    Peter Kimani, Ayobami Adebayo, Nnedi Okorafor, and Trevor Noah have made the New York Times Notable Books of 2017. The New York Times, a US newspaper based in New York City, is one of the most important books in the literary world. Apart from being a publication that covers the literary scene in the US…