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October 15, 2022

The bisexual poet’s historic victory, for his second collection Nomad, is also the first time that a writer of the younger generation has won Africa’s richest prize, worth $100,000.

September 10, 2022

The debut Nigerian author’s short story collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, has seen him compared to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith and praised by Damon Galgut.

September 7, 2022

With Glory, the Zimbabwean joins Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma and India’s Rohinton Mistry in an elite group.

August 27, 2022

In an unusual decision that has surprised and delighted observers, the final three poets—Romeo Oriogun, Su’eddie Vershima Agema, and Saddiq Dzukogi—come from the younger generation.

July 28, 2022

It is the Zimbabwean’s second novel to be longlisted, after her 2013 debut We Need New Names reached the shortlist.

July 28, 2022

An investigative feature in Airmail traced the American Nigerian writer’s history of taking without attribution.

July 20, 2022

The influential culture icon had social media spinning with her birthday note to the Labour Party candidate, already the hot favourite for young Nigerians.

July 16, 2022

In the US, the 73-year-old’s novel Where the Crawdads Sing has sold 12 million copies and is now a film. In Zambia, she and her family are wanted for questioning for murder.

July 11, 2022

The 11 nominees for Africa’s richest literary award, led by rising star Romeo Oriogun, include Iquo DianaAbasi and Su’eddie Vershima Agema—a departure from its tradition of ignoring newer voices.

June 23, 2022

The Grove Atlantic imprint, which is also open to unagented writers, is further paying $2,000 for essays for its newsletter.

October 15, 2022

The bisexual poet’s historic victory, for his second collection Nomad, is also the first time that a writer of the younger generation has won Africa’s richest prize, worth $100,000.

September 10, 2022

The debut Nigerian author’s short story collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, has seen him compared to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith and praised by Damon Galgut.

September 7, 2022

With Glory, the Zimbabwean joins Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma and India’s Rohinton Mistry in an elite group.

August 27, 2022

In an unusual decision that has surprised and delighted observers, the final three poets—Romeo Oriogun, Su’eddie Vershima Agema, and Saddiq Dzukogi—come from the younger generation.

July 28, 2022

It is the Zimbabwean’s second novel to be longlisted, after her 2013 debut We Need New Names reached the shortlist.

July 28, 2022

An investigative feature in Airmail traced the American Nigerian writer’s history of taking without attribution.

July 20, 2022

The influential culture icon had social media spinning with her birthday note to the Labour Party candidate, already the hot favourite for young Nigerians.

July 16, 2022

In the US, the 73-year-old’s novel Where the Crawdads Sing has sold 12 million copies and is now a film. In Zambia, she and her family are wanted for questioning for murder.

July 11, 2022

The 11 nominees for Africa’s richest literary award, led by rising star Romeo Oriogun, include Iquo DianaAbasi and Su’eddie Vershima Agema—a departure from its tradition of ignoring newer voices.

June 23, 2022

The Grove Atlantic imprint, which is also open to unagented writers, is further paying $2,000 for essays for its newsletter.

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