James Melbin

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Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ to be Developed into TV Series by Yvonne Orji

Yaa Gyasi’s novel Transcendent Kingdom has been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures Television, with the talented Yvonne Orji as the producer.…

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Tomi Adeyemi Releases Dates for Children of Anguish and Anarchy US Book Tour

Tomi Adeyemi’s “Children of Anguish and Anarchy”: The eagerly anticipated final installment in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy by Tomi…

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Check Out This First Look at Bernardine Evaristo’s Mr Loverman TV Series

The BBC recently offered a tantalizing glimpse into the upcoming Mr Loverman TV series, based on Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine…

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Lebogang Mashile’s Poetry Illuminates Tutu Puoane’s Latest Album

Tutu Puoane, a distinguished jazz artist from South Africa, has unveiled her latest musical offering, "Wrapped in Rhythm (Vol. I)."…

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African Studies Association Launches Film Fund Commemorating Renowned Scholar Kenneth Harrow

The African Studies Association (ASA) has unveiled two significant initiatives: the Ken Harrow ASA Film Fund, aimed at promoting African…

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Uzodinma Iweala Steps Down as CEO of The Africa Center After 7 Years of Leading the Charge for African Culture

After serving as the CEO of the Africa Center for seven years, Uzodinma Iweala is set to resign from his…

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Editi Effiong Signs to US-based Zero Gravity Management

Zero Gravity Management, a prominent film and television production and management company, has recently signed Nigerian filmmaker Editi Effiong. The signing…

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Africa Migration Report: An Anthology of Poems is Accepting Submissions Until May 25

Submissions are now open for the poetry anthology Africa Migration Report: An Anthology of Poems, organized by Forced Migration and…

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Willow Smith’s Debut Novel Combines African and Viking Folklore

Willow Smith’s debut novel, “Black Shield Maiden,” is a powerful historical saga set to publish this May with Del Rey…

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The 2025 Cave Canem Prize is Now Open for Submission Until May 13

The Cave Canem Prize is an annual award given to the best debut collection of poems submitted by a Black…

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Nigerian Academic Olutayo Adesina Awarded Global Professorship Worth $1 Million USD

Olutayo Adesina, a renowned academic from Nigeria, has been honoured with one of the eight prestigious Global Professorships, valued at…

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5 African Writers Shortlisted for the 2024 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Five African writers have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2024 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, marking a significant moment as writers…

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