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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.”

March 19, 2021

The Booker Prize winner appears on the first song off There Is No End, a posthumous album celebrating the late Afrobeat drummer.

February 4, 2021

The Nigerian Booker Prize winner discussed the ideas of perception and illusion in “A Wrinkle in the Realm,” and how it connects to his story collection Prayer for the Living.

August 9, 2021

The book has been described as “playful, frightening, shocking,” one that “will make you think, or make you laugh.”

April 2, 2021

Thirteen years after he started it, his debut novel The Madhouse finally arrives. This chronicle of the ‘90s, set in northern Nigeria, broadens the familiar for the 29-year-old.

December 13, 2023

The widest-read contemporary Sudanese writer is retrieving from history the stolen spaces of her country’s women, and bringing nuance to an image of Islam. In a time of war, her fiction expands a national consciousness.

February 13, 2023

In this excerpt from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Between Starshine and Clay, the Nobel laureate and his friend Henry Louis Gates, Jr. remember another friend: the late Toni Morrison.

February 11, 2023

From Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ben Okri, and Leila Aboulela, to Chigozie Obioma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and Ayobami Adebayo, here are the over 100 books expected to lead the literary conversation this year.

August 17, 2023

As conversations sethe about the “death” of Nigerian literature and the loss of authenticity in its poetry, a writer counters for the growing japa-MFA subculture: “I call them the Nomadic Generation because of their complication of nationalism.”

February 10, 2022

In his 40th year as a writer, last year’s Booker Prize winner talks to Open Country Mag about his artistic process, and his novel The Promise.

February 7, 2022

Ben Okri, J.M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Ondaatje are among those urging Rwandan President Paul Kagame to intervene in the case.

December 29, 2021

From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Bernardine Evaristo to Teju Cole, Damon Galgut, and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, our first annual highlight of the top titles of the year by African writers.

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.”

July 27, 2021

Three Africans are in the running this year: Damon Galgut for The Promise, Nadifa Mohamed for The Fortune Men, and Karen Jennings for An Island.

June 25, 2021

On how to joyfully read, and love, a poem: “If you are one of those who don’t get poetry, I have a song for you.”

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.”

March 19, 2021

The Booker Prize winner appears on the first song off There Is No End, a posthumous album celebrating the late Afrobeat drummer.

February 4, 2021

The Nigerian Booker Prize winner discussed the ideas of perception and illusion in “A Wrinkle in the Realm,” and how it connects to his story collection Prayer for the Living.

August 9, 2021

The book has been described as “playful, frightening, shocking,” one that “will make you think, or make you laugh.”

April 2, 2021

Thirteen years after he started it, his debut novel The Madhouse finally arrives. This chronicle of the ‘90s, set in northern Nigeria, broadens the familiar for the 29-year-old.

December 13, 2023

The widest-read contemporary Sudanese writer is retrieving from history the stolen spaces of her country’s women, and bringing nuance to an image of Islam. In a time of war, her fiction expands a national consciousness.

February 13, 2023

In this excerpt from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Between Starshine and Clay, the Nobel laureate and his friend Henry Louis Gates, Jr. remember another friend: the late Toni Morrison.

February 11, 2023

From Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ben Okri, and Leila Aboulela, to Chigozie Obioma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and Ayobami Adebayo, here are the over 100 books expected to lead the literary conversation this year.

August 17, 2023

As conversations sethe about the “death” of Nigerian literature and the loss of authenticity in its poetry, a writer counters for the growing japa-MFA subculture: “I call them the Nomadic Generation because of their complication of nationalism.”

February 10, 2022

In his 40th year as a writer, last year’s Booker Prize winner talks to Open Country Mag about his artistic process, and his novel The Promise.

February 7, 2022

Ben Okri, J.M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Ondaatje are among those urging Rwandan President Paul Kagame to intervene in the case.

December 29, 2021

From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Bernardine Evaristo to Teju Cole, Damon Galgut, and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, our first annual highlight of the top titles of the year by African writers.

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.”

July 27, 2021

Three Africans are in the running this year: Damon Galgut for The Promise, Nadifa Mohamed for The Fortune Men, and Karen Jennings for An Island.

June 25, 2021

On how to joyfully read, and love, a poem: “If you are one of those who don’t get poetry, I have a song for you.”

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