Africa

Friday – 19th October 2018

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan – a story of love, family and just desserts

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Monday – 15th October 2018

Announcing the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards have been announced!

Friday – 12th October 2018

Call for submissions: AfroYoungAdult – a talent-search for Young Adult fiction from Africa!

Calling aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thursday – 11th October 2018

Coming soon! Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new novel This Mournable Body is about to hit the shelves

Jacana Media has exciting news! This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga has gone to the printers and will hit the shelves soon.

Wednesday – 3rd October 2018

Find your flow: Apply for the Short Story Day Africa 2018 Flow Writing Workshop in Kigali

Calling all writers in Rwanda! Apply today to attend the 2018 Hotel Africa Flow Workshop hosted by Goethe-Institut Kigali.

Don’t miss the launch of As You Like It – Talking gender, social justice and sexuality with The Cheeky Natives

Jacana Media and The Other Foundation invite you to the launch of As You Like It, hosted by the Forum for the Empowerment of Women.

Monday – 17th September 2018

Otosirieze joins Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology judging panel

The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology has announced the appointment of Otosirieze to the 2018/19 judging panel.

Exclusive Books wins BASA Award for Pan-African Reading Room, which houses over 2000 African books at Windybrow Heritage House

Exclusive Books, The Market Theatre Foundation and The Coloured Cube have been announced as BASA Award winners for the Sponsorship in Kind …

Friday – 14th September 2018

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Olumide Popoola’s debut novel When We Speak of Nothing

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Stay in this evening and enjoy a glass of wine with …

Monday – 3rd September 2018

Read an excerpt from Nigerian–American author Tomi Adeyemi’s epic West African fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone 

It’s all I can do not to scream. I dig my nails into the marula oak of my staff and squeeze to keep from fidgeting. Beads of sweat drip down my back, but I can’t tell if it’s from dawn’s early heat or from my heart slamming against my chest. Moon after moon I’ve been passed over.

Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien – an incredibly powerful portrayal of what it means to be a gay Nigerian man

Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien, is out now from Jacana Media.

Tuesday – 28th August 2018

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 deadline extended

The deadline for the Short Story Day Africa Prize has been extended to 31 October 2018.

Friday – 24th August 2018

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Wednesday – 22nd August 2018

Listen to an excerpt from Hold, the debut novel from Michael Donkor set in Ghana and South-East London

‘Both moving and funny, a big-hearted book that will stay with you.’ – The Guardian (Best Fiction for 2018)

Tuesday – 14th August 2018

This Mournable Body – the new novel from Tsitsi Dangarembga is here!

With her 1988 novel Nervous Conditions, Dangarembga became the first black Zimbabwean woman to publish a novel in English. The Book of Not, published in 2006, continued with Tambudzai’s story. This Mournable Body completes the trilogy, thirty years later.

Friday – 10th August 2018

Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda: Modjaji Books releases first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English

Cape Town-based independent feminist press Modjaji Books is set to release the southern African version of La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono.

Africa! Submissions are open for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology

Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology: An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.

Tuesday – 7th August 2018

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018

To celebrate 20 years since the beginning of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a special 20th anniversary edition of the book that started it all has been released.

Monday – 6th August 2018

An exciting new African voice – Read an excerpt from Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s debut novel The Theory of Flight

Read an excerpt from The Theory of Flight, the debut novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!