Wednesday – 13th December 2017
‘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.’
Friday – 1st December 2017
Don’t miss Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor for a Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe-Institut
Join the Goethe-Institut for a Literary Crossroads event with Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor!
Thursday – 23rd November 2017
Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ considers key questions around the misreading of African literature in The Rise of the African Novel
The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership, a new book by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, will be out in March 2018 from University of Michigan Press’s African Perspectives series.
Tuesday – 21st November 2017
The full programme for the Abantu Book Festival has been revealed!
Monday – 20th November 2017
The night Effia is born, a fire devastates her father’s land – and so begins a sequence of events that reverberate through the lives of her family for generations.
Africa Centre is accepting applications for its 2017 Artist In Residency (AIR) Programmes in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States.
Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, has condemned Lena Dunham’s ‘hipster racism’, saying: ‘She cannot have our words if she cannot respect us.’
Friday – 17th November 2017
Presenting the new book by Ben Okri – The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age, illustrated by Rosemary Clunie
A new collection of meditations and stories from Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri, and illustrated by Rosemary Clunie.
Tuesday – 14th November 2017
Delia Jarrett-Macauley, the first African Chair of the Caine Prize, has been included on the 2018 Powerlist, which honours the most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage in the United Kingdom.
Friday – 10th November 2017
Join Anya Schiffrin, George Lugalambi and Anton Harber for a discussion of investigative journalism written by Africans in Africa
Africa Muckraking is the first collection of investigative and campaigning journalism written by Africans and about Africa.
Wednesday – 8th November 2017
The Johannesburg Review of Books reports that five African authors have made the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.
The inaugural Ímbubé African Book Festival and Awards will take place in Lagos this week.
African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star “Afropolitan” names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.
Tuesday – 24th October 2017
The line-up for the second annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced!
In the latest episode of Amabookabooka, a novel podcast about books and the people who write them, Marcus Low talks about his incredible ‘apocalyptic’ novel.
Monday – 23rd October 2017
Anjawo, the illicit brew vendor, her family, the entire Nyakonja village are involved in an endless tussle, bickering over who deserves disciplinary action but ends up in frustrations.
Friday – 20th October 2017
The story unfolds in Akondo’s homestead, inside a grass thatched kitchen used by village girls as their sleeping place.
Wednesday – 11th October 2017
Novuyo Tshuma’s first novel House of Stone will be published by Atlantic Books in the UK in June 2018.
The Single Story Foundation has launched an online journal of literary writing from Africa and the diaspora.