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November 11, 2021

He testified before the Zondo Commission. “I implicated 39 parties in my testimony so threats could come from many places,” he said. “I’ve faced alienation by corporate South Africa, from the university where I taught ethics. . . and I’ve been let down by many friends.”

November 9, 2021

The Mozambican author, now retired, takes the €100,000 Lusophone literary honour for her body of work.

November 9, 2021

The Senegalese novelist becomes the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to get France’s most prestigious literary prize—exactly 100 years after its first Black winner.

November 6, 2021

A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times is the Ethiopian Caine Prize winner’s debut book of fiction.

November 6, 2021

The academic won the $100,000 for her debut novel The Son of the House. Peter Uche Umezurike won the N1,000,000 literary criticism prize.

November 3, 2021

The South African stylist, the fifth African to win, had previously been shortlisted twice. The judges called his winning ninth novel “a strong, unambiguous commentary on the history of South Africa and of humanity itself.”

November 3, 2021

Join the Nigerian writers as they discuss Akpan’s new novel New York, My Village.

October 29, 2021

Since winning the Nobel Prize, the Tanzanian’s novels, most of which went out of print, are now in heavy demand.

October 28, 2021

The Booker Prize winner performs his letter in a video with his family, ahead of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26). “It’s time,” he said, “to show that we human beings can be a great force for good on this planet.”

October 28, 2021

The conversation, moderated by fellow Nigerian poet Omotara James, is organized by the City Artists Corps Grant and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

November 11, 2021

He testified before the Zondo Commission. “I implicated 39 parties in my testimony so threats could come from many places,” he said. “I’ve faced alienation by corporate South Africa, from the university where I taught ethics. . . and I’ve been let down by many friends.”

November 9, 2021

The Mozambican author, now retired, takes the €100,000 Lusophone literary honour for her body of work.

November 9, 2021

The Senegalese novelist becomes the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to get France’s most prestigious literary prize—exactly 100 years after its first Black winner.

November 6, 2021

A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times is the Ethiopian Caine Prize winner’s debut book of fiction.

November 6, 2021

The academic won the $100,000 for her debut novel The Son of the House. Peter Uche Umezurike won the N1,000,000 literary criticism prize.

November 3, 2021

The South African stylist, the fifth African to win, had previously been shortlisted twice. The judges called his winning ninth novel “a strong, unambiguous commentary on the history of South Africa and of humanity itself.”

November 3, 2021

Join the Nigerian writers as they discuss Akpan’s new novel New York, My Village.

October 29, 2021

Since winning the Nobel Prize, the Tanzanian’s novels, most of which went out of print, are now in heavy demand.

October 28, 2021

The Booker Prize winner performs his letter in a video with his family, ahead of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26). “It’s time,” he said, “to show that we human beings can be a great force for good on this planet.”

October 28, 2021

The conversation, moderated by fellow Nigerian poet Omotara James, is organized by the City Artists Corps Grant and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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