Lagos was the venue were the winners of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature were announced. First place was shared between two writers and two countries. One writer from Nigeria (but living and working in the United States of America) and the other writer from Uganda. In this article you will find more information on … Continue reading Nigerian professor, Ugandan win Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature
His name has been settled, but one can never be sure untill the end. He changes names and formerlies. His name at the moment is Elnathan John and he hails from Nigeria. He works on a book set in the northeast of Nigeria, and in the 19th century, a few years before he was born. … Continue reading BY THE BOOK: Elnathan John
The late Algerian writer Assia Djebar is still an important name in the Algerian literary world (and her name is not restricted to Algeria!). A new literary prize has been named after her. Read more about this milestone in this article.
Sometimes I ask myself: do I need to put longlists and shortlists on my blog? There are soooo many prizes on the continent. Soo many lists, long and short. Soo many winners. But I will continue for it is a reminder of good books and short stories and poems. A sign of attention for all … Continue reading Here is our book prize long list
For one reason or another the name is this Kenyan writer is not very widely known. Most of you could recite a string of names of Kenyan authors, known at home and abroad. One of the lesser known names is the one of the banker Kinyanjui Kombani. In this article you will find out more … Continue reading The awards keep coming for author Kinyanjui Kombani
Harold Pinter was a famous British dramatist. His name is attached to an important prize. Now this prize has been awarded to the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this article you will read more about this prize and the reasons for awarding it to Chimamanda.