Press Releases

July 26, 2021

The writer, previously shortlisted for the £10,000 award in 2019, is the first winner from her country. Her story, “The Street Sweep,” “negotiates the imported power dynamics of foreign aid in Addis Ababa.”

July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

The event will feature notable South African poets reading their work.

July 26, 2021

The Namibian magazine’s latest issue, Tomorrow/Together, features, among others, contributors from Jamaica, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tanzania for the very first time.

July 8, 2021

Our team of Pan-African creatives has put together a summit, sessions, and a documentary screening.

July 2, 2021

In Umoren’s Impostor Alert!, two women meet on a bus heading for Lagos. In Hussain’s forthcoming Truth is a Flightless Bird, two halves of Nairobi fight for superiority.

July 2, 2021

Five writers are in the running for the £1,000 prize money and a publication deal.

June 25, 2021

The Kenya-based magazine’s latest, featuring fiction, poetry, essays, and photography by 18 contributors, is guest-edited by the Ghanaian writer Elfreda Tetteh and the Trinidadian writer Akhim Alexis, and illustrated by the Nigerian artist Moje Ikpeme.

June 24, 2021

In an age where the African/Black sense of being and history are seemingly bracketed by discourse surrounding slavery and post-colonialism, we offer the possibility to create new readings of ourselves.

June 21, 2021

Obi Nwazota’s book, subtitled Why We Do Not Grow Beards, illustrates “an art of female beautification.”

July 26, 2021

The writer, previously shortlisted for the £10,000 award in 2019, is the first winner from her country. Her story, “The Street Sweep,” “negotiates the imported power dynamics of foreign aid in Addis Ababa.”

July 26, 2021

The book, a tribute to horror stories, arrives in 2022.

July 26, 2021

The event will feature notable South African poets reading their work.

July 26, 2021

The Namibian magazine’s latest issue, Tomorrow/Together, features, among others, contributors from Jamaica, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tanzania for the very first time.

July 8, 2021

Our team of Pan-African creatives has put together a summit, sessions, and a documentary screening.

July 2, 2021

In Umoren’s Impostor Alert!, two women meet on a bus heading for Lagos. In Hussain’s forthcoming Truth is a Flightless Bird, two halves of Nairobi fight for superiority.

July 2, 2021

Five writers are in the running for the £1,000 prize money and a publication deal.

June 25, 2021

The Kenya-based magazine’s latest, featuring fiction, poetry, essays, and photography by 18 contributors, is guest-edited by the Ghanaian writer Elfreda Tetteh and the Trinidadian writer Akhim Alexis, and illustrated by the Nigerian artist Moje Ikpeme.

June 24, 2021

In an age where the African/Black sense of being and history are seemingly bracketed by discourse surrounding slavery and post-colonialism, we offer the possibility to create new readings of ourselves.

June 21, 2021

Obi Nwazota’s book, subtitled Why We Do Not Grow Beards, illustrates “an art of female beautification.”

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