Books

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…

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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…

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Spotlight on African Voices as British Science Fiction Association Awards (BSFA) Unveils 2024 Longlist

The shortlist will be determined by votes from BSFA members until the February 20th deadline.…

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Afropantheology and the Future of African Speculative Fiction: A Conversation with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

“I think we can do more to formally bestow speculative fiction with its deserved place…

Little Rot - Akwaeke Emezi - Afrocritik
Akwaeke Emezi’s Latest Novel, “Little Rot” Set to Hit Shelves in 2024

Little Rot is being published by Riverhead Books and will be released on June 18,…

Afrocritik's Anticipated African Books of 2024 (2)
Africa’s Most Anticipated Books of 2024

In these books, we are being treated to elemental stories of war, social dilemma, myth,…