Yewande Omotoso

New book alert! Joburg Noir – a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

Joburg Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out at the end of October 2020 from Jacana Media!

Calling all book clubs and lovers of South African literature! Make sure you don’t miss out on this event

An evening with authors Yewande Omotoso, Fred Khumalo, Siphiwe Ndlovu, Kurt Ellis, Natalia Molebatse and Sihle Khumalo.

Bom Boy, Yewande Omotoso’s first novel, to be published in the US in January 2019

Yewande Omotoso’s debut novel Bom Boy will be published in the United States by Catalyst Press in January 2019. Catalyst Press is an …

Gabeba Baderoon and PEN SA call for immediate release of Equatorial Guinean cartoonist and activist Ramón Esono Ebalé

Gabeba Baderoon has written to the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, calling for the release of …

Five African authors up for €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award

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 winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards to be announced on Saturday – see the shortlists

The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards will be announced on Saturday, June 24. The winners of the Alan Paton Award …

2017 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize shortlist announced

After months of evaluation and deliberation it is finally time to reveal the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge. The winner, who will receive R100 000, will be announced on Saturday June 24.