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Peer Pressure, Biggest Challenge as a Teen - Chika Unigwe

Chika Nina Unigwe is a Nigerian-born author. She was born in 1974, in Enugu and writes in English and Dutch. She got  selected to be part of Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 in April 2014.  597 more words

Literary Corner

Belgian newspaper portrays Obamas as apes

This week, Belgian newspaper De Morgen raised some brows after printing a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama as apes.

The image was photoshopped to illustrate the President and First Lady in the process of evolving from apes to humans. 252 more words


these immigrants

I see two opposing trends. On the one hand I see a stress on the local situation in which people live. A movement of more political power for a small entity. 98 more words


winner emerge in the first

The Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe did a good thing. She initiated a literary prize, the Awele Creative Trust Award. The first winner has been announced. 6 more words


Days 91-95: #100DaysofAfricanReads

Day 91: On Black Sisters Street, by Chika Unigwe
On Black Sisters Street tells the haunting story of four very different women who have left their African homeland for the riches of Europe—and who are thrown together by bad luck and big dreams into a sisterhood that will change their lives. 1,155 more words


13 long listed for the act

This is all about a literary prize in Nigeria. 13 books have been put on the long list. The prize is to encourage young writers in the agegroup of 16-26 year. 25 more words


Days 41-45: #100DaysofAfricanReads

Day 41: Two Clocks, Performance poetry by Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
This poem is inspired by the experience of new African immigrants in America; the more universal experience of being away from home, experiencing new things, but struggling to remain connected to the “mother” country and those whom one left behind. 761 more words