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CAINE, BETTER WRITING AND LIFE: A Conversation with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

 Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is an award journalist and creative writer. More known for his short stories particularly The Whispering Trees which earned him a shortlist in the 2013 Caine Prize… 3,621 more words

New Nigerian Literature

Enter The Literary Aristocrat: A review of Binyavanga Wainaina's One Day I Will Write About this Place

Enter the Literary Aristocrat.

Review of Binyavanga Wainaina’s One Day I Will Write about this Place.

When we board our final, one-way flight out of this earth,  we leave a cute, epitaph-adorned gravestone; if when we are born, we come  with a futurologist’s  ‘birthstones’, Binyavanga Wainaina’s might read: “Enter, riding on the redolence of the Rift Valley, Binyavanga, the literary aristocrat.” 990 more words

Africa Fiction Memoirs

Ake Art and Book Festival...

The Ake art and book festival is one of Africa’s largest literary event and it’s here again running from18th-22nd of November 2014 at Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. 197 more words


Pius Adesanmi - Guest BlogPost: For Whom is Africa Rising?

By Professor Pius Adesanmi

Winner, the Penguin Prize for African Writing

Author of You’re Not a Country, Africa!

Keynote lecture delivered at the 8th MSU Africanist Graduate Research Conference, Lansing, Michigan, October 17, 2014… 5,719 more words

African Writing

Book Review: "So The Path Does Not Die" by Pede Hollist

Originally published by Curious Animal on 19/09/14

(So The Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist, Jacaranda)

“A wise woman walks through the high grass where the elephant has already trod… So the path does not die, do not follow footprints in the sand.” So says Finaba’s grandmother, Baramusu, in the first chapter of Pede Hollist’s debut novel So The Path Does Not Die, the African Literature Association’s book of the year for 2014. 448 more words

Young people with exceptional stories

In the past few days, I have been telling stories.
Stories of people who have done exceptionally well, and for some reason, stories of exceptional people in art. 378 more words