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 ›
Mukoma wa Ngugi
We are delighted to announce that Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research will welcome renowned Kenyan writer and scholar Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o—author of the acclaimed novel Wizard of the Crow—for a discussion of his… Read More ›
* The African Literary Hustle* Guest Editors: Mukoma wa Ngugi and Laura Murphy When African literature is published in the West, it is too often realist, in English, and always in the spirit of Chinua Achebe. But romance, science fiction, fantasy, epic, experimental… Read More ›
The Winners of the new Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature were announced today (17 NOVEMBER 2015). The prize has the express goal of recognizing writing in African languages and encouraging translation from, between and into African languages.
By AiW Guest Ranka Primorac. In London, a three-day literary festival called Africa Writes took place recently at the British Library (BL). The festival is now in its fourth year, it hosts an ever-widening stream of writers, readers and publishers,… Read More ›
February 14th 2015 marked the publication of the Valentine’s Day Anthology, a collection of short romance stories by seven leading African authors, translated and recorded in different African languages and published by Ankara Press. AiW author Emma Shercliff reflects here… Read More ›
Mukoma wa Ngugi, son of world renowned African writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, is currently in London with his father for a public conversation at the Africa Writes festival, and the launch of his new crime fiction novel Black Star Nairobi…. Read More ›