October 29: Ake Arts & Book Festival 2021 #AkeFest21

The Ake Arts & Book Festival, popularly known as the Ake Festival, has been running in Nigeria since 2012. Lovers of books and the arts attend book readings, panel discussions, poetry recitals, film screenings, theatre and music performances and lots more over the week of the festival. The festival this year has the theme “Generational …

Troy Onyango kicks off Audible’s “Afrolit Now.”

Today marks the beginning of Audible’s Afrolit Now. A series I am curating of short stories from six African writers. The more downloads we have of it, the more I am likely to be able to do a second season and bring in more short stories from different African writers so please download and convince …

October 16: Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2021

Pa Gya! A Literary Festival was first hosted by the Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe-Institut in 2017. Its name Pa Gya! comes from the Twi word meaning “to lift up” or “to strike flame” and it was aimed at igniting passion for the literary arts. After hosting writers from within Ghana and across …

October 9: Virtually Yours with Nadifa Mohamed

I continue “Virtually Yours” my partnership with Goethe-Institut Namibia, a series of online discussions with contemporary authors from Africa. “Virtually Yours” aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online discussions held once a month from October …