Tag: Hawa Jande Golakai

  • Hawa Jande Golakai at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 1

    Hawa Jande Golakai at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 1

    Hawa Jande Golakai was the final participant on the second day of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Facebook from Monrovia, Liberia on March 24, 2020. Afrolit Sans Frontières is an initiative from writers of African origin curated by Zukiswa Wanner. Sixteen writers from 10 African countries are sharing their work from 15 different cities in English,…

  • Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival kicks off on March 23.

    Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival kicks off on March 23.

    The Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival, an initiative of writers of African origin curated by Zukiswa Wanner, kicks off on the Internet from March 23 – 30, 2020. In the last few weeks, the world has become unrecognisable as the Corona Virus pandemic reaches across the planet. Activity has ground to a halt in…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 scholars announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 scholars announced.

    The scholars selected for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 was announced on November 22, 2019. 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…

  • Hawa Jande Golakai, Muthoni Wa Gichuru star at Literary Crossroads.

    Hawa Jande Golakai, Muthoni Wa Gichuru star at Literary Crossroads.

    Hawa Jande Golakai and Muthoni Wa Gichuru were the featured authors at Literary Crossroads at the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi on June 21, 2018. They were moderated by Anja Bengelstorff. Literary Crossroads is a Goethe-Institut event where writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes…

  • Mgqolozana, Mabanckou, Golakai make New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016 List

    Mgqolozana, Mabanckou, Golakai make New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016 List

    The New African’s 100 most influential Africans list 2016 include a healthy number of those in the book business from all corners of the continent. The fill list was done with the help of guest editor Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and includes Alain Mabankou. Hawa Jande Golakai, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Roye Okupe, Thando Mgqolozana, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,…

  • Saah Millimono’s Boy Interrupted to launch in Monrovia, Liberia

    Saah Millimono’s Boy Interrupted to launch in Monrovia, Liberia

    Boy Interrupted the debut novel of Liberian author Saah Millimono will be launching tomorrow at The Market Place, Carey & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia on Friday, April, 24. Boy Interrupted is a searing, heartbreaking love story set in the civil war years in Liberia which came second book in the Kwani Trust manuscript prize which…

  • Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Hawa Jande Golakai books now in Nairobi

    Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Hawa Jande Golakai books now in Nairobi

    Hawa Jande Golakai and Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond are two West African writers whose books are available in Nairobi’s Bookstop Bookshop. Golakai is a Liberian writer whose debut novel The Lazarus Effect has been doing very well in the African literary scene. The novel follows the exploits of investigative reporter Voinjama “Vee” Johnson in Cape Town, South…