Tag: Leila Aboulela

  • Book Digest: Leila Aboulela, Fanta Dramé, Rosanna Amaka, Jarred Thompson

    Book Digest: Leila Aboulela, Fanta Dramé, Rosanna Amaka, Jarred Thompson

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Leila Aboulela, Fanta Dramé, Rosanna Amaka, and Jarred Thompson. River Spirit by Leila Aboulela Publisher: Grove Press          Date: March 7, 2023Genre: FictionWhere to find it: Grove Press. Leila Aboulela Leila Aboulela is the first-ever winner of the Caine Prize…

  • Leila Aboulela wraps up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Leila Aboulela wraps up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Leila Aboulela wrapped up “Girls Friday” at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Edinburgh, Scotland on May 29, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. It has had two iterations with Season…

  • Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.

    Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.

    Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced on October 25, 2019, for her book Bird Summons. The Saltire Literary Awards were founded to recognise books which are either by “living authors of Scottish descent or residing in Scotland,” or which deal with “the work or life of a Scot or with…

  • Leila Aboulela is Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 winner.

    Leila Aboulela is Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 winner.

    Leila Aboulela was announced the winner of best fiction book award at the Scottish Saltire Literary Prize 2018 at a ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 30th, 2018. The Saltire Literary Awards were founded to recognise books which are either by “living authors of Scottish descent or residing in Scotland,” or which deal with “the…

  • Leila Aboulela for International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018.

    Leila Aboulela for International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018.

    The International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018 is set to happen in venues in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 November to 6 December. Among the many authors making an appearance will be Leila Aboulela. The African Women Writers Symposium aims to promote and develop writing within the continent and its diaspora. Over the years, the…

  • Leila Aboulela makes Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists

    Leila Aboulela makes Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists

    Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced on October 22, 2018 for her book Elsewhere, Home. Also featuring is Jackie Kay the former Caine Prize judge for her poetry collection Bantam. The Saltire Literary Awards founded in 1936 seek to recognise books which are either by “living authors of Scottish descent…

  • Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017

    Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017

    Leila Aboulela will be the headline guest at the inaugural Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to be held from July 5-8, 2017. The festival is run in collaboration with the Book Buzz foundation. As part of its centenary celebrations, Nigerian state of Kaduna is introducing a literary event to its cultural calendar. The Kaduna Book…

  • World Storytelling Day 2016 in Nairobi will be epic!

    World Storytelling Day 2016 in Nairobi will be epic!

    World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling celebrated every year on (or near) March 20th. This year the day with the theme “Strong Women” will have a special event in Nairobi called, Re-imagined! A Magical Day of Storytelling.The magical world of stories will be recreated in Nairobi for the…

  • Lesley Nneka Arimah is Africa Regional Winner for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015

    Lesley Nneka Arimah is Africa Regional Winner for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015

    Lesley Nneka Arimah is the winner for the African region at the Commonwealth Short Story Prize Prize 2015. The writer who currently lives in the US won the award for her story Light which you can read on Granta right now. The prize money at this stage is £2500. Our Arimah was obviously pleased with…

  • Five Africans on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 Shortlist

    Five Africans on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 Shortlist

    The good people at the Commonwealth Short Story Prize have announced those who have made the shortlist for this year’s award. The five Africans on the list are Alexander Ikawah, Fred Khumalo, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jayne Bauling, and Muthoni wa Gichuru. The prize which attracted nearly 4000 entries had Leila Aboulela, Fred D’Aguiar, Marina Endicott,…