The New York Times reports that original copies of books written by Barack Obama Sr, Barack Obama’s father, have resurfaced more than 50 years after they were written.
Aphra Behn made a name for herself in Restoration-era England, when most women still relied on their husbands.
Mozambique’s Festival Literatas 2017, the third edition of the literary festival, will be running from October 6-8, 2017, James Murua reports.
3 Joburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia confirmed, plus events in the Vaal and Pretoria
uHlanga Press has announced three Johannesburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s debut collection of poems, Collective Amnesia.
In Nigeria, a country with millions of potential book buyers, publishing is a tough business.
The five-writer shortlist for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced by Chair of judges, award winning author, poet and editor, Nii Ayikwei Parkes. The list includes a former Caine Prize shortistee and features a story translated
María J López, an academic based at the University of Córdoba, Spain, has translated Lidudumalingani’s short story ‘Memories We Lost’ into Spanish for the Cuban-based journal Revolución y Cultura.
Namwali Serpell spoke to Efemia Chela recently for a Short Story Day Africa interview.
Please fill in the online form if you would like us to add your name to PEN South Africa’s appeal to the Ugandan President to release Dr Stella Nyanzi:
Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg for a Literary Crossroads conversation on 16 May.
In a wonderful article in the new issue of Asymptote, Roland Glasser writes about the experience of translating Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s award winning debut novel Tram 83 from French into English.
Books of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt and Rothko have been digitised and are now available for free.
Bookshy has curated a list of short story collections by African women writers, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi, Sofia Samatar, Bessie Head, Petina Gappah and Lauren Beukes.
The Daily Vox team looks at five places that provide alternative literature to what’s in the mainstream.
Chinelo Okparanta, Dinaw Mengestu and Yaa Gyasi make Granta’s list of the best young American novelists
Granta has chosen its third list of the ‘Best of Young American Novelists’, including the Nigeria-born Chinelo Okparanta, Ethiopia-born Dinaw Mengestu and Ghana-born Yaa Gyasi.
Have you heard about the heated conversation taking place about Congolese author Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s award-winning novel Tram 83? Brittle Paper has got you covered.
The Arcade has compiled a list of must-read African comic books, including Nigeria’s Comic Republic, Loyiso Mkize’s Kwezi and Lauren Beukes’s All the Pretty Ponies.
Irenosen Okojie is a remarkable writer. I discovered this late last year, when her second book Speak Gigantular, a collection of extraordinary short stories – was submitted by Jacaranda Books for the Jhalak Prize, a literary award for writers from et
LARB looks at current representations of the Art and Liberty Group, an avant-garde movement also known as Egypt’s Surrealists.
The New York Review of Books has published apiece adapted from Namwali Serpell’s introduction to Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Devil on the Cross, just published in a new edition by Penguin Classics.