Africa

Yesterday

The Sunset Honeymoon-Literary fiction on HIV/Aids versus culture

The story unfolds in Akondo’s homestead, inside a grass thatched kitchen used by village girls as their sleeping place.

Wednesday – 11th October 2017

House of Stone, the debut novel from Novuyo Tshuma, eagerly anticipated in the UK

Novuyo Tshuma’s first novel House of Stone will be published by Atlantic Books in the UK in June 2018.

The Single Story Foundation launch journal of writing from Africa and the diaspora

The Single Story Foundation has launched an online journal of literary writing from Africa and the diaspora.

George RR Martin hyped up about making Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘extraordinary novel into an extraordinary television series’

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin is very ‘excited’ about working with Nigerian author Nnedi Okorafor on a television series of her novel Who Fears Death.

Friday – 15th September 2017

Mwinji Siame pens a love letter to Under the Udala Trees

Writing for The Afro Vibe, Mwinji Siame has written a love letter to Chinelo Okparanta’s 2015 debut novel Under the Udala Trees:

Tuesday – 29th August 2017

Chibundu Onuzo – author of the fantastic Welcome to Lagos – will be at the Open Book Festival

Don’t miss Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town from 6-10 September!

Thursday – 24th August 2017

Presenting the new Binyavanga Wainaina Archive – and it needs your help

A group of people have gathered together to honour Binyavanga Wainaina by putting together an archive of his work.

Tuesday – 22nd August 2017

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, author of Stay With Me, will be in South Africa in September

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, who was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel Stay With Me, will be in South Africa this month.

Monday – 7th August 2017

3 new books commemorate the 40th anniversary of Steve Biko’s death

Pan Macmillan South Africa is publishing three books this year to honour the life and work of Steve Biko.

Tuesday – 1st August 2017

The Rise of African Speculative Fiction: A special issue of The Manchester Review

This month The Manchester Review focuses on African speculative fiction, featuring work from Lauren Beukes, Nnedi Okorafor, Nick Mulgrew, Dilman Dila and Doreen Baingana, among others.

Monday – 31st July 2017

Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards shortlists announced – including Nigerian author Leye Adenle

The shortlists for the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards have been announced.

Thursday – 27th July 2017

2017 Man Booker Prize longlist announced

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Wednesday – 26th July 2017

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pays touching tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina: ‘A great and rare and genuine talent’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie paid homage to Binyavanga Wainaina yesterday evening, in a touching message read out at an event at Wits University in Johannesburg.

The most far-out stuff in my novels is actually what’s true: Zukiswa Wanner chats to Eusebius McKaiser

Zukiswa Wanner was in the 702 studio to chat to Eusebius McKaiser today.

Monday – 24th July 2017

The best books on Ghana: Part of The Guardian’s World Library series

Pushpinder Khaneka, the author of Read the World: A Country-by-Country Guide to the Best Books on the Global South, has compiled a literary tour of Ghana for The Guardian.

Call for writing celebrating Buchi Emecheta for a special issue of Pambazuka News

Pambazuka News is calling for articles for a special issue on the legacy of eminent Nigerian-born writer Buchi Emecheta.

Thursday – 20th July 2017

African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality: Africa in Dialogue interviews the Gerald Kraak Award shortlist

Africa in Dialogue has published an online collection of interviews with all the writers and artists shortlisted for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award.

Dying Before Your Time

Whatever you believe in God, Allah, Buda, or the Singular Universal Oneness that binds us all, by having faith, you can learn to understand that nothing is impossible.

Wednesday – 19th July 2017

How to use The Reading List

The Reading List is a new place to find and share the best in books. Hooray!

Tuesday – 18th July 2017

2017 Writivism Prize shortlists announced – with stories from South Africa, Cameroon, Malawi and Nigeria

The shortlists for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non-fiction have been announced!