Literature News

ENTER The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2015. Various Deadlines. Fees Apply

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is an annual award for literary books by Caribbean writers, first presented in 2011. Books are judged in three categories: poetry; fiction — both novels and collections... read more

The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood by Nadia Denton has Launched on Kindle!

Author Nadia Denton’s  latest work The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood is complete! The book is now available on Kindle and paperback copies will be available at the BFI Southbank on 20th... read more

#TBBSUNDAYREAD Interview with Onyeka Nubia author of ‘Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England,Their Presence, Status and Origins’

British-Nigerian, lecturer in law, historian, educator, writer… These are just some of the ways to describe Onyeka Nubia, author of  ‘Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins’; (Narrative Eye, 2013) and... read more

TBB Reviews Mike Gayle’s Latest Novel ‘Seeing Other People’. Released 28th August 2014

Seeing Other People is the thirteenth book from the mind of Mike Gayle, and it’s a little bit of a paradox. Like all but one of the previous 12 in the Gayle back-catalogue, this... read more

Writers Enter 3rd Annual Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize. Deadline 1st Sept 2014

The Prize welcomes submissions from writers whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture in their writing. The closing date for entries is: 1st September 2014. The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing... read more

Caribbean Writers Submit to The Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize Deadline 30th September 2014

The Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize is an annual award which allows an emerging Caribbean writer living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean to devote time to advancing or finishing a literary work, with... read more

#TBBSUNDAYREAD Nellie Tandoh Reviews ‘The Immigrant – A Collection of Poems and Reflections’ by Tundun Adeyemo.

You may or may not have heard of her but Tundun Adeyemo is an avid writer and author of blog ‘Outspoken’, who has recently debuted her latest book ‘The Immigrant – A Collection of... read more

#TBBSUNDAYREAD Tammy V Speaks to Tundun Adeyemo Author of ‘The Immigrant’

Tundun Adeyemo is a writer and blogger hailing from Nigeria, who  recently debut her first book of poems chronicling her life from Nigeria to Britain. A beautiful book about the experiences of a young... read more

APPLY For the World’s First MA in Black British Writing At Goldsmith’s University NOW

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives.... read more

#TBBSUNDAYREAD Author Kellie Magnus Explains Why She Hopes Caribbean Authors Won’t Have to Self Publish

Why I self-published. And why I hope fewer Caribbean writers have to… Many years ago, on a trip to Jamaica, I had a conversation with my then eight year old niece. I’d become frustrated... read more

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