Tag: Sarah Ladipo Manyika

  • Translations: Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika

    Translations: Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika

    Translations for books by Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika are currently available for your reading pleasure. Title:  Drei Weise Aus Dem Bantuland Author: Max Lobe Translator: Katharina Triebner-Cabald Publishing Date: November 6, 2020 Original title:  La Trinité bantoue Publisher:  Austernbank Translation: French to German Blurb:  With his university diploma, Mwána…

  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika is Goldsmiths Prize 2020 judge.

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika is Goldsmiths Prize 2020 judge.

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika was announced a judge of the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 on January 24, 2020. The Goldsmiths Prize is a British literary award, founded in 2013, for fiction that “breaks the mould, opens up new possibilities for the novel form, and embodies the spirit of invention.” Worth £10,000 to the winner, it is sponsored…

  • Eight books by African authors that have been translated in 2019.

    Eight books by African authors that have been translated in 2019.

    We give you eight books by African authors that have been translated into several languages in 2019. Translation is a very important aspect of writing that many writers don’t take too seriously. While it is exciting for your book to finally go through the publishing process, one mustn’t forget that it can get a new…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika makes Goldsmiths Prize 2016 shortlist

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika makes Goldsmiths Prize 2016 shortlist

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika is on the Goldsmiths Prize 2016 shortlist for her novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun. The book is published by Cassava Republic Press which has offices in both Nigeria and the UK. The Goldsmiths Prize, a British literary award worth £10,000, was founded in 2013 for fiction that…

  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s sophomore novel for April 1

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s sophomore novel for April 1

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika has announced on her website that her second novel, Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun will be making is entry to the market on April 1st, 2016. Manyika who was born and raised in Nigeria and has also lived in Kenya, France, and England stormed into the African literary consciousness in 2008 with…

  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s new author series with US Magazine OZY

    Last week the buzz was about South African winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for African Writing Songeziwe Mahlangu. He beat many other folks to win a few bob which will go a long way to help in him sorted with his bitlong for the next few weeks. The chief judge who selected the winner…

  • No Valentines Day plans? Ankara Press got you sorted

    No Valentines Day plans? Ankara Press got you sorted

    Its Valentines Day on Saturday and Ankara Press have your back for the big day. They have commissioned Toni Kan, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Binyavanga Wainaina, Chuma Nwokolo, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Edwige-Renée Dro, and Hawa Jande Kolakai to write romance stories for your reading pleasure. Also on board are seven talented translators, including Chikodili Emelumadu, Kola…

  • 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature Judging Panel out

    2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature Judging Panel out

    The Etisalat Prize for African Literature has announced a new panel of judges for 2014. With last year’s former judge Sarah Ladipo Manyika remaining as Chair for continuity she is joined by Alain Mabanckou, Jamal Mahjoub, and Tsitsi Dangarembga. We knew Sarah Ladipo as one of the judges for the previous edition of the inaugural…

  • Introducing the Etisalat Africa prize for literature

    Introducing the Etisalat Africa prize for literature

    Alrighty folks. Here is another prize for you to try and get your mitts on if you fancy yourself a writer of no mean repute. Wednesday saw the introduction of the Etisalat Prize for African Literature in Lagos Nigeria. Yes, the Nigeria that beat our Harambee Stars at the football yesterday. This new prize from…