THE MABATI-CORNELL KISWAHILI PRIZE FOR AFRICAN LITERATURE Short List Announcement The short list for Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was announced today December 17, 2018 by the board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla. The prize, founded in 2014 by Dr…. Read More ›
The 4th Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies (EALCS) Conference 16 – 18 August 2019 Woldia University, Ethiopia Theme: East Africa’s Elsewheres Historically, Africa has a rich tradition of inter-regional trade and cultural exchange. East Africa is no exception. However,… Read More ›
Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Seminar on African Language Literature, ACLA (Deadline: 20th September)
At the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, on 5th-7th March, 2019, the organiser Wendy Belcher will be hosting a seminar on African language literature. Sixth Annual Seminar on African Language Literature While African… Read More ›
Q&A: ‘Law is an extension of Literature’, says Kyomuhendo Ateenyi, the Ugandan poet exiled in the law.
Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire writes: I first came to know Kyomuhendo Ateenyi from his literary, epistolary and blogging practice at Makerere University. His poetry and political commentary published on university notice boards and a variety of blog platforms provided the metaphor… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Ceri Whatley AiW Note: This is the final post in a series of four posts in which Ceri Whatley discusses Rwandan artist Eric 1Key’s album Entre 2, as well as presenting original translations of 1Key’s lyrics from Kiswahili and French to… Read More ›