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Apply To Write With Chimamanda Adichie In The Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust,Chimamanda Adichie, from June 21 to July 1, 2016. 226 more words


Caine Prize Witnesses High Record Of Entries.

The Caine Prize for African Literature received a record breaking number of entries which included 166 short stories from writers representing 23 African countries.  
The 2016 judges, who were announced in London last month, are billed to meet in early May to decide on the shortlisted stories, which will be announced shortly thereafter. 237 more words


‘Boring Immigration Literature’ and our Publishing Conundrum

Before my self-imposed exile from Twitter this week (inspired by threats of physical harm against my family and a story for another day), one of the last stories I read was an opinion piece written by Siyanda Mohutsiwa entitled… 1,511 more words

Thoughts Raging In My Head

Elnathan's song: Born into a war on a boiling Tuesday

“Let your women study,’ Sheikh said, ‘and let them vote. Let them learn how to read. The wives of Christians read and write and our wives cannot even read the Quran. 2,939 more words

African Writing

Yes, I'm an Idiot in Literature

Human beings are clearly a clueless lot of eejits. Now, just because I’ve indited a couple of articles (deliberately cluttered with useless vocabularies to confuse people) … 1,533 more words

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Date Read: June 28th 2015

Published: June 2013

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Pages: 290

The Blurb

Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise – which of course is no such thing. 948 more words

African Literature

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