Books

Love Grows Stronger in Death Anthology - Review - Afrocritik
“Love Grows Stronger in Death” Anthology Explores the Depth of Human Emotions Amidst Mortality

Though this is a small sample of the deluge of writing coming out of Africa,…

Ayobami Adebayo and Caleb Azumah Nelson Shortlisted for the 2024 Dylan Thomas Prize Afrocritik 1 e1711099928794
Ayòbámi Adébáyò and Caleb Azumah Nelson Shortlisted for the 2024 Dylan Thomas Prize

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Swansea on Thursday, May 16, 2024.…

Tares Oburumu’s Origin of Syma Species - review - Afrocritik
The Portrayal of Place, Dream, and History in Tares Oburumu’s “Origin of Syma Species”

Oburumu’s engagement with his poetic devices is impressive, and although his poems in this collection…

Africanfuturism Anthology - Afrocritik
Africanfuturism:  A Literary Plane of Infinite Possibilities for Africa’s Future

The philosophy behind Africanfuturism awakens that tendency to think, to ruminate over the portends of…

Dennis Mugaa - Half Portraits Underwater - Afrocritik
“All Art Helps Us to See the Humanity of Another”: Kenya Writer, Dennis Mugaa, Speaks About His Forthcoming Debut, “Half Portraits Under Water”

“It’s important for a writer to remain true to their work and believe that it…

Masobe Books opens call for submission - Afrocritik
Masobe Books to Open 2024 Submissions Window for Emerging Authors on February 1

This year’s submissions cycle will prioritise manuscripts in the Romance genre. By Helena Olori Nigeria’s…

2024 Drue Heinz Prize - Afrocritik
Mubanga Kalimamukwento Wins 2024 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Mubanga Kalimamukwento is the first Zambian to win the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. By Hope…

Dylan Thomas Prize - 2024 - Afrocritik
African Authors, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ and Caleb Azumah Nelson, Longlisted for 2024 Dylan Thomas Prize

The prestigious £20,000 prize, named after the Swansea-born writer Dylan Thomas, celebrates literary talent aged…

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Teju Cole, Marie Ndiaye, Romeo Oriogun, Shortlisted for 2023 NBCC Awards

The winners of the 2023 NBCC Awards will be announced at a ceremony on March…

Paul Ngila Njeri - In conversation with Afrocritik - James Currey Prize Winner 2023
“Winning the James Currey Prize Might Represent My Coming of Age as a Writer”: In Conversation with 2023 Prizewinner, Peter Ngila Njeri

“I had been writing a lot over the years with nothing much happening. Winning the…