For the sixth year running, we are excited to present our annual selection of the best books about Africa, or written by African authors. The Africa Book Club 2018 books of the year list features 15 exciting titles – many of them from first time novelists.
Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Africa Book Club Short Story Competition. Kenyan author and journalist, Alphonce Shiundu is this year’s winner with story, Wrong Patient. Chinyere Nnaemeka from Nigeria took the second prize with her story, The Defeat of Jezebel, while Andrew C. Dakalira from Malawi was awarded third prize for his story, Flycatcher.
Please join Africa Book Club on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm for a live special book event, as we welcome author Dr. Helena Dolny to Washington, DC to discuss her book Before Forever After. This special book event will take place at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, USA.
Congratulations to the winners of our May 2015 round of the Africa Book Club Short Reads writing competition.
We continue to be amazed by the quality and richness of the entries and this month was no different.
Macharia Mwangi from Kenya is this month’s winner with his story, At Work Today, in which the main character recounts his day at work on a flower farm. It is a moving story with a twist. Followers of this competition will know Mwangi from some of his earlier winning stories.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our monthly writing competition for the months of March and April 2015.
Dexter Zvicha from Zimbabwe is the winner of our March 2015 writing competition. In Just a Lucky Man, Zvicha writes about a customer who receives more money than he’s due from a Western Union agent. But rather than return the money, the man pockets the money and bolts. The story follows him as he proceeds to spend his small fortune.
Our winner for the April 2015 round of the competition is Jennifer Eneanya (pictured).
Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our monthly writing competition for the months of January and February 2015.
Congratulations to Tendai Machingaidze and Macharia Mwangi our December 2014 winners of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition
Jennifer Eneanya from Nigeria scoops the November competition with her short story, North Bound, about a young girl, whose life turns to hell, after she runs away from home. The story explores the web of deceit, greed and exploitation that so often sour the dreams of young women lured away from their communities.
The Africa Book Club Short Reads writing competition is back. We are pleased to announce the winners of the competition for the months of July, August, September and October. The twelve stories below provide an excellent mix of perspectives and contributions, and above all, compelling stories that we hope you will enjoy as much as […]
Andrew Dakalira from Malawi is the winner of our Africa Book Club Short Reads competition for June. His entry, Perseverance, highlights the plight that many women suffer at the hands of their spouses. Etornam Agbodo from Nigeria is this month’s runner-up with his story, Half a Loaf, about a young girl’s life struggles, as she […]