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Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama OBE (Open to Black British Writers)

Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama (1)

The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has launched a new scholarship aimed at providing “writers on low-income and/or from communities currently under-represented in publishing” with editorial mentorship and year-long access to TLC’s Chapter and Verse mentorship program. The 2020 scholarship is open exclusively to Black British writers and includes the mentorship of none other than Ellah P. […]

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Watch Joseph Adesunloye’s Documentary Film on The AKO Caine Prize

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A few weeks ago, the AKO Caine Prize organizers announced that the award dinner held at the British Library will not hold this year due to pandemic conditions. As an alternative, they commissioned British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to make a film celebrating the five shortlisted writers and highlighting the impact of the prize on African […]

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Two African Writers Featured in Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire's Poetry Featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King Visual Album (1)

Beyoncé’s new visual album Black Is King is making waves, but the exciting part is that there are two African writers at the heart of the project. Warsan Shire’s poetry is featured while Yrsa Daley-Ward is one of the writers of the film. This is the third time that Beyoncé is featuring African writers in […]

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Idza Luhumyo Wins Inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award

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Idza Luhumyo was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award. The award had been launched in 2019 in conjunction with the publication of New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby. Worth £20,000, it is offered to a black, female student ordinarily resident in Africa and covers […]

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Video | Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga Released After Her Arrest on July 31

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Days after Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was longlisted for the Booker Prize, she was arrested while protesting. The arrest took place in the early hours of Friday, 31 July by the Zimbabwean Republic Police (ZRP). Earlier today, Zimbabwean news outlet TheFeedZW shared a video of her leaving jail and subsequently fielding questions from reporters. She […]

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Founder of Modjaji Books Publishes New Memoir on Her Mother’s Final Years

Colleen Higgs, the founder and manager of Modjaji Books, has published a new memoir titled My Mother, My Madness (2020). Published on July 10 by South African publishing company, Deep South, My Mother, My Madness recounts Higgs’s experience caring for her mother in the last ten years of her life. The synopsis reads: A woman reluctantly […]

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Tsitsi Dangarembga and Maaza Mengiste on 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

Maaza Mengiste and Tsitsi Dangarembga on 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

Ethiopian author Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King and Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangaremgba’s This Mournable Body are on the longlist of the 2020 Booker Prize. This is the first nomination for either authors. Joining them on the female-dominated longlist of thirteen are two-time winner Hillary Mantel for The Mirror and the Light, the final installment in […]

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Cassava Republic Press Acquires World Rights to New History Book on Nigeria

Cassava Republic Press Acquires World Rights to New History Book on Nigeria

Cassava Republic Press  has acquired the world rights to a new non-fiction book that retells the story of Nigeria. The book is titled Formation: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad to Amalgamation and is co-authored by financial experts Fola Fagbule and Feyi Fawehinmi. In exploring Nigeria’s history, Fagbule and Fawehinmi touch on previously unexplored aspects […]

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Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama OBE (Open to Black British Writers)

Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama (1)

The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has launched a new scholarship aimed at providing “writers on low-income and/or from communities currently under-represented […]

Watch Joseph Adesunloye’s Documentary Film on The AKO Caine Prize

Caine Prize documentary film (2)

A few weeks ago, the AKO Caine Prize organizers announced that the award dinner held at the British Library will […]

Two African Writers Featured in Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire's Poetry Featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King Visual Album (1)

Beyoncé’s new visual album Black Is King is making waves, but the exciting part is that there are two African […]

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat’s Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat's Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian author Mihret Sibhat’s debut novel The History of a Difficult Child, about “a girl child contending with familial & […]

Idza Luhumyo Wins Inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award

Luhumyo2

Idza Luhumyo was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award. The award […]

Video | Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga Released After Her Arrest on July 31

tsitsi dangaremgba released after arrest

Days after Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was longlisted for the Booker Prize, she was arrested while protesting. The arrest took […]

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