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A Short Film Co-Written & Co-Produced by Chibundu Onuzo Makes the ABFF HBO Film Competition Shortlist

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Dolapo is Fine, a short film co-written and co-produced by Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo, is one of five finalists for the 2020 American Black Film Festival’s Annual HBO Short Film Competition. Onuzo shared the news on Instagram, noting that Dolapo is Fine is the only entry from outside the United States to emerge finalist for […]

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Spotted: Sex & the City Star Sarah Jessica Parker Holding Wayétu Moore’s Memoir in New York City

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“Carrie Bradshaw” of Sex & the City was spotted toting The Dragons, The Giant, The Women, Wayétu Moore’s debut memoir about her experience with surviving the Liberian civil war and her journey to healing and rebuilding. Seeing these pics of SJP was a peak career moment for Moore. In sharing this news on her Instagram […]

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OkayAfrica Cuts Ties With CEO Abiola Oke Amid Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

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On June 24, 2020, Okayplayer and sister site OkayAfrica announced the resignation of CEO and Publisher Abiola Oke amid allegations that have recently surfaced. Further action will be announced. pic.twitter.com/LVdSa0duZ5 — OkayAfrica (@OkayAfrica) June 24, 2020 This public announcement came after an open letter signed by seven Black women detailing their complaints against the former […]

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Helon Habila’s Travelers Shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Helon Habila's Travelers Shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Nigerian writer Helon Habila has been shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Travellers, which follows the journey of characters from several African countries making their way across Europe. Also on the shortlist for the fiction category are Irish novelist Edna O’brien for Girl, a Chibok girls-inspired novel, Booker-shortlisted author Lucy […]

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J J Bola Secures Two-Book Deal With Dialogue Books

J J Bola Secures Two-Book Deal With Dialogue Books

Big win for British author of Congolese descent JJ Bola. He has secured a two-book deal with Dialogue Books an imprint of Little Brown for his forthcoming novels The Selfless Act of Breathing and OTA The Bookseller reports that Publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Maria Cardona at the Pontas […]

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Remy Ngamije Secures US Publishing Deal for Debut Novel The Eternal Audience of One

Namibian-Rwandan author Remy Ngamije has secured international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One. The book, which was published in South Africa in 2019 by BlackBird Books, will be published in the US by Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Ngamije’s short stories have appeared in “Litro Magazine, AFREADA, […]

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Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift Shortlisted for the 2020 Arthur C. Clarke Award

Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift has been shortlisted for the 2020 Arthur C. Clarke Award. The Arthur C. Clarke Award, which is in its 34th year, awards “the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year.” The 2020 shortlist announcement was made by the British Science Fiction Foundation, the […]

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Apply | Education Programme Manager (Africa Writes: Young Voices)

The Royal African Society (RAS), a UK-based organization known for hosting the biennial literary festival Africa Writes, is hiring. They are looking for a Programme Manager for their new project “Poetry in the Primary Classroom.” The program is run in partnership with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). Job poster:  We are looking […]

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Derek Owusu Awarded 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize

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British author of Ghanaian heritage Derek Owusu has been awarded the 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize for his debut novel That […]

My Sister, The Serial Killer Wins Crime Fiction Book of the Year

My Sister, The Serial Killer Wins Crime Fiction Book of the Year

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s comic crime thriller, My Sister, The Serial Killer (2018), has won the 2020 British Book Award for Crime Fiction […]

“I Have Come Undone” | Adichie Writes Moving Statement on Grieving for Her Father

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Chimamanda Adichie’s father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, died on Wednesday June 10, 2020. Today, the author breaks her silence around […]

Submit to Ouida Books’ New Imprint on Technology in Africa

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Lagos-based publishing press Ouida Books is accepting submissions for its new imprint LWM. LMW is the third addition to the […]

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore is staying busy and productive. Barely a year since the release of her widely praised memoir […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga Petitions Parliament of Zimbabwe for Removal of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

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On June 19, 2020, Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested on corruption charges for engaging in an illegal 60 […]

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