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!

Friday – 14th July 2017

Etisalat Prize for Literature call for entries and judging panel announced

The new judging panel for the Pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced.

Thursday – 13th July 2017

Win a copy of the new book Africa’s Billionaires: Inspirational stories from the continent’s wealthiest people

Penguin Random House SA has three copies of Africa’s Billionaires: Inspirational stories from the continent’s wealthiest people to give away!

Wednesday – 12th July 2017

Changing the way we think about African fiction: See what’s out from Cassava Republic Press

Teju Cole, Elnathan John, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Olumide Popoola and more – check out what Cassava Republic Press has to offer!

Submissions Call for Children’s and YA Books

Imagnary House is a boutique publishing house for children’s books and young-adult literature in Cape Town, South Africa. They have opened their submissions for 2017, and are looking to build up their publication list for the next 2 years.

Tuesday – 11th July 2017

Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death in development at HBO with George RR Martin as executive producer

Nnedi Okorafor’s novel Who Fears Death is in development as a TV series at HBO, with George RR Martin executive producing.

Chizi’s Tale: The story of how one of Africa’s fiercest animals was raised by a remarkable family

On an August day, in Zimbabwe, a newborn black rhino lost his mother. Black rhinos are critically endangered. Knowing that the calf would not survive without help, a park ranger made an astonishing decision: he took the rhino home.

Thursday – 22nd June 2017

Listen to Yemisi Aribisala read from her book Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds

Yemisi Aribasala’s Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds is a sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian food, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer.