Tuesday – 22nd August 2017
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
Pan Macmillan South Africa is publishing three books this year to honour the life and work of Steve Biko.
Tuesday – 1st August 2017
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
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
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.
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.
Wednesday – 19th July 2017
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
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
Teju Cole, Elnathan John, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Olumide Popoola and more – check out what Cassava Republic Press has to offer!
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 novel Who Fears Death is in development as a TV series at HBO, with George RR Martin executive producing.
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
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.