Tag: Laila Lalami

  • Book Digest: Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku Kimeria, Laila Lalami.

    Book Digest: Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku Kimeria, Laila Lalami.

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is books from Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Sue Nyathi, Ciku Kimeria, and Laila Lalami. Ciku Kimeria, Dance of the Monkeys Publication Date: October 26, 2020 Genre: Literary Fiction Language: English Blurb From the author of the well-acclaimed, unputdownable, Of goats…

  • Translation: Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami.

    Translation: Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami.

    In which we recommend new titles from Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami now available in translation. Translation is a vital aspect in the publishing arena as work gets new audiences always being sought out by writers. Here are two of the newest for those who speak French. Author: Laila Lalami Book: The Other Americans Publisher:…

  • Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans” on US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 longlist.

    Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans” on US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 longlist.

    Laila Lalami novel The Other Americans is on the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 longlist announced on November 14, 2019. Also on the longlist are Colson Whitehead and Nicole Dennis-Benn. The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas headquartered in Washington DC, United States. Since 2018, the institute…

  • Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, Akwaeke Emezi are National Book Awards 2019 finalists.

    Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, Akwaeke Emezi are National Book Awards 2019 finalists.

    Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Akwaeke Emezi are finalists for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on October 8, 2019. The US National Book Foundation presents the National Book Awards and two-lifetime achievement awards to authors every November. The awards are handed out in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young…

  • Laila Lalami on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.

    Laila Lalami on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.

    Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the fiction longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 20, 2019. Also on the list are Marlon James and Colson Whitehead. The US National Book Foundation presents the National Book Awards and two-lifetime achievement awards to authors every November. The awards are handed…

  • Laila Lalami makes US Kirkus Prize 2019 shortlist.

    Laila Lalami makes US Kirkus Prize 2019 shortlist.

    Laila Lalami’s novel The Other Americans is on the shortlist in the Fiction category of the Kirkus Prize 2019 announced on September 17, 2018. Kirkus Reviews is a US book review magazine, founded in 1933 by Virginia Kirkus, that publishes previews of books prior to their publication. The Kirkus Prize was created to celebrate the…

  • Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016

    Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016

    Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be the headline guest at this year’s edition of Ake Festival 2016. Ngugi, who will sit in conversation with Okey Ndibe about his life and work, will be joined by a galaxy of stars in the African literary space. This year’s edition is themed “Beneath this Skin.’ 15-19 November 2016 are…