Summer Break!

Dear readers,

We hope this last post before the break finds you healthy and safe. We look forward to a wee break and shall be back with new posts in due time.

Two more recommendations before we go: August is Women in Translation Month, founded six years ago by blogger Meytal Radzinski. You can find our more about the inititative and what Meytal wants to do differently this year on her blog: and #WITmonth on Twitter. And don’t forget to #namethetranslator!

The second recommendation is the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing: the winner will be announced today, on July 27th, with a film by Joseph Adesunloye featuring the five shortlisted writers–Erica Sugo Anyadike, Chikodili Emelumadu, Jowhor Ile, Rémy Ngamije, and Irenosen Okojie.

You can read the stories of the five shortlisted authors here:

And for five short reviews of the stories as well as the Caine Prize Conversation last week (organized by Africa Writes and chaired by Ifeanyi Awachi), I recommend Charlott Schönwetter’s latest post on her Have You Read…? blog: “Mami Watas, president’s wives, and a stew – The 2020 Caine Prize Stories” Link:
And as I loved Ella P. Wakatama’s (the prize’s chair) post about Charlott’s review, I’m sharing it here, too:

Alright, that’s it for now. Have an enjoyable summer, stay safe and see you back soon!