South Africa

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

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.

The Single Story Foundation launch journal of writing from Africa and the diaspora

The Single Story Foundation has launched an online journal of literary writing from Africa and the diaspora.

Etisalat Prize for Literature call for entries and judging panel announced

The new judging panel for the Pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced.

Caine Prize winner announced soon – listen to the shortlisted stories read by the authors

The winner of the £10,000 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing will be announced at Senate House Library, London, in partnership with …

Don’t miss Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim at the Goethe-Institut Literary Crossroads

Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg for a Literary Crossroads conversation on 16 May.

Nelson Mandela comic goes worldwide

Nelson Mandela: The Authorised Comic was first published by Jonathan Ball Publishers back in 2008. Now Constable have cleverly bought all language rights still available, and will publish in English in the UK and Commonwealth.

Video interview with Miranda Sherry, author of Bone Meal for the Roses

Miranda Sherry, whose latest book Bone Meal for the Roses is out now, was a guest on Morning Live. From YouTube: It’s …