Africa

Fri – 7th Dec 2018

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Tue – 4th Dec 2018

Find out more about Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities is the second novel by Chigozie Obioma, the author of The Fishermen, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Wed – 28th Nov 2018

The First Safari – searching for Francois Levaillant, the first and greatest South African birder

The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!

Abantu Book Festival organisers announce new additions to this year’s programme – including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

Abantu Book Festival organisers have announced some additional international guests of this year’s event, namely Odafe Atogun, Lola Shoneyin and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. …

‘Writing at least one book a year, I have to be disciplined’ – An interview with Tony Park, author of Scent of Fear

Tony Park chatted to Pan Macmillan about his writing process, influences and research for his African themed books, including the upcoming Scent of Fear! 

Tue – 23rd Oct 2018

The line-up for the 2018 Abantu Book Festival has been revealed!

The line-up for the third annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced.

Fri – 19th Oct 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!

Mon – 15th Oct 2018

Announcing the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards shortlists

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

Fri – 12th Oct 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!

Thu – 11th Oct 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.

Wed – 3rd Oct 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.

Mon – 17th Sep 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 …

Fri – 14th Sep 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 …

Mon – 3rd Sep 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.

Tue – 28th Aug 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.

Fri – 24th Aug 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!