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New Books!

Lately, I have been feeling a bit out of touch with my literary side and I felt the only way to solve this problem was to get new books.It doesn’t matter that I have about four books that I never got to finish reading; there’s just something exciting about getting new books. 257 more words


Okwiri Oduor wins Caine Prize for African Literature

Africa39 author, Okwiri Oduor, was last week awarded the Caine Prize for African Literature for her story, “My Father’s Head” (pdf).

In her interview… 1,623 more words


Piercing Pains – A Short Story #BringBackOurGirls #AfricaWrites

By Rafiq Raji

“You, stand up! Mai Ungwa, take her to my quarters”

Babangida had been relishing this opportunity for a very long time. He was determined to have his virgins here on earth. 2,436 more words


The Memory of Love

‘The Memory of Love’ is a beautiful novel by Aminatta Forna. I read this in June.

I absolutely love it, and it’s definitely a new favourite. 702 more words

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AMNESIAC: New Short Story

So, after a few delays and whatnot… here it is! I decided to belittle fear, and put a short story out there.

Procastination, the desire for unreachable perfection and all other delays came out of my fear of writing. 111 more words


Hehehehe, one plus one is one

But what is this I hear?

That Paa Ekow wants a nice earthenware

To be his one and only bowl. 219 more words


Her hands are not for grabs

She is the cook, the cook for all mouths

Those hands cannot be broken like the legs of crabs… 94 more words