Poetry Potion 13 cover revealed

Poetry Potion is an online poetry journal that goes into print once ever quarter.

Tuesday – 20th March 2018

A story of unparalleled greed and western complicity – Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa by Paul Kenyon

A vivid, heart-breaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence.

Jolyn Phillips wins the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Modjaji Books is thrilled to announce that Modjaji author Jolyn Phillips has won the 2018 Humanities and Social Science Award for her book Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories.

Thursday – 15th March 2018

Digitalback Books acquires a license for the iconic Heinemann African Writers Series

The legendary Heinemann African Writers Series will be revived by a new digital license agreement with Digitalback Books.

Tuesday – 13th March 2018

The most anticipated YA release of 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone is a West African Fantasy about a girl who must fight against the monarchy to bring magic back to her people.

Thursday – 8th March 2018

The Book Lounge launch of Secret Keeper, Kerry Hammerton’s third collection of poetry

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Kerry Hammerton’s third collection of poetry, Secret Keeper. Finuala Dowling will be in conversation with Kerry, who will also read from her collection.

Wednesday – 7th March 2018

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize for her debut novel, Kintu

Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, Kintu.

Monday – 5th March 2018

‘Dad thinks lots of things are right-wing. He even thinks He-Man is right-wing’ – Like Sodium in Water, a memoir of post-independence Zimbabwe by Hayden Eastwood

It’s post-independence Zimbabwe and an atmosphere of nostalgia hangs over much of Harare’s remaining white community.

Friday – 16th February 2018

The Adichie Collection: Beautiful new collector’s editions of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s body of work

Narrative Landscape Press will be publishing special collector’s editions of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s body of work.

Tuesday – 6th February 2018

Cover reveal: Zukiswa Wanner’s new book Hardly Working

The cover for Zukiswa Wanner’s new book Hardly Working has been revealed!

Sunday – 4th February 2018

Mozambique and Brazil: Analysing and investigating a historical relationship

Brazil and Mozambique: Forging New Partnerships or Developing Dependency?, by Chris Alden, Sergio Chichava and Ana Cristina Alves, is out now from Jacana Media.

Thursday – 1st February 2018

2018 9mobile Prize for Literature shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 9mobile Prize for Literature (formerly the Etisalat Prize for Literature) has been announced.

Monday – 29th January 2018

Cover reveal and publication date for Chigozie Obioma’s second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma’s second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, will be published by Little, Brown in the United States on 4 September, 2018!

Friday – 26th January 2018

Reading Zimbabwe: A new digital platform featuring 1581 books written by 981 authors published in 114 cities

A new website called Reading Zimbabwe is working to put together a digital archive of Zimbabwean literature.

Wednesday – 17th January 2018

Out now from the Picador Africa Heritage Series: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s 491 Days; Eight Days in September and Oliver Tambo Remembered

Three important South African books have been republished as part of the Picador Africa Heritage Series.

Sunday – 14th January 2018

Read an excerpt from Wake Me When I’m Gone, the second novel by Nigerian author Odafe Atogun

The morning the letter arrived he was like a man in a shell, deaf to the voices in his head from a distant place, calling him, imploring him with old promises.

Thursday – 11th January 2018

An unforgettable new voice: Don’t miss Wake Me When I’m Gone, the second novel from Odafe Atogun

The powerful second novel from Odafe Atogun, one of the most exciting new literary voices in contemporary African writing.

Friday – 15th December 2017

Africa’s Lit: 2017 highlights, featuring Zakes Mda, Dudu Busani-Dube, Ayobami Adebayo, Malebo Sephodi and Angela Makholwa!

The December edition of Africa’s Lit features the light and quirky moments with your favourite authors from video recordings throughout 2018.

Wednesday – 13th December 2017

Ronnie Kasrils: We should not succumb to intimidation by state security services

‘It is important that as citizens we demonstrate that we will not succumb to intimidation by the security services who are palpably failing our democracy, Constitution and people as was the case during the apartheid era.’