The awards keep coming for author Kinyanjui Kombani


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

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins PEN Pinter prize


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.  

Ugandan writer shortlisted for Commonwealth prize


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

Senegal’s Mohamed Mbougar is the youngest winner of 2018 World Literature Prize


In the ever streaming waters of literary prizes the Senegalese writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr has received an important literary prize. In the francophone world his name is getting more and more known. This year he received the award from the French Voices Awards. This award was given for his book Terre Ceinte, his debut. In this … Continue reading Senegal’s Mohamed Mbougar is the youngest winner of 2018 World Literature Prize

The Shortlist


The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist