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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo 2013

I’ve pulled back from dumping my blog because I thought it took up too much damn time. Instead I’m inaugurating two rules. One, 500 words max. 647 more words

Literary Fiction

Are Novels on Africa Offering Us Poverty-Porn?

What comes to mind when I say “Africa”? Is it the dressless child with flies all over his face? Maybe a woman thin as only problematic anorexic models can be, but carrying tanks of waters on their heads? 137 more words


What makes a 'real African'? | Maaza Mengiste | Comment is free | The Guardian

It seems that every new writer with any remote connection to the continent of Africa, either willingly or unwillingly, has first to wrestle with this question of identity before talking about what should matter most: their book. 10 more words


A European summer

After the excitements of the book launch, it is time to get real. 1,357 more words


Mutiny at Oxford

The 16th Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded to Zambia’s Namwali Serpell. In an unusual gesture, Serpell decided to “share the prize” with her fellow shortlistees. 1,264 more words

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

caine prize gets the sack

This is an interview with Lizzy Attree, the director of the Caine Prize. The interview is on the foreigness of the Prize. It is probably the most important prize on African Literature, but its seat is in London (United Kingdom). 116 more words


when life is a competition

I remember the moment when I realized as a teacher that I not only had to grade the papers I had set for my monthly tests, but I also had to gather the results in other subjects and put all these grades together in a system so that in the end it would be clear who was the best students for this specific month. 152 more words