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.
It seems to me that writers from the African continent do love a good short story. Not only to read these stories, but also to write them. It is a good way of getting published, getting feedback, finding your way in the literary world and moving on. Harriet Anena, the writer of short stories and (short … Continue reading Ugandan writer shortlisted for Commonwealth prize