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Ethnic Hate Speech: Statement from Concerned Nigerian Writers

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In the light of recent developments in the ever-volatile Nigerian political space, 27 writers, some of them among the best-known in the country, have put out a joint statement condemning hate speech across ethnic lines. * We, the undersigned Nigerian writers, view with grave concern the dominance of ethnic incendiary speech in our country. We […]

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African Literary Digest: The 31 Best Pieces of 2016

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The year 2016 has been fertile for writing in general, and for creative non-fiction in particular. On the African literary scene, the most remarkable talking points would be the upsurge of new talent (see the shortlists of the Miles Morland Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award) and new outlets for those voices (see our feature […]

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When You Are Writing, You Are God & Other Lessons | by Lesley Agams | A Farafina Workshop Memoir

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When you are writing, you are God. —Aslak Sira Myhre June 21 – Day One “Tell us one thing you like and one thing you dislike?” she said. I lied. I said I liked history, art and culture. Actually I like sex, loud music and dim smokey bars. But I wasn’t ready to say that […]

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What the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop Is | by Nnamdi Anyadu

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It is: I. Twenty-three writer-people googling each other before they arrive for ten days of reading and writing at a beautiful waterside hotel in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. II. Emails of short stories, of creative non-fiction pieces, of links to Wikipedia pages. III. Reading. IV.  An excellent reception from Okey Adichie — the man with the warmest smile; making Kenechi […]

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That’s Love! | Lagos Literary Community Troop Out to Raise Funds for Binyavanga’s Treatment

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Last saturday gave us a whole new set of reasons to love Lagos and its amazing literary community. When the news came a few days ago that Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina had suffered a stroke, [read here if you missed it], Lola Shoneyin, Victor Ehikhamenor, Toni Kan, and others swung into action and launched the […]

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Interview | Eghosa Imasuen Talks Nigerian Publishing Industry & Obasanjo’s Memoirs | by Kola Tubosun

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Eghosa Imasuen is the C.O.O at Farafina-Kachifo, one of Africa’s top publishing houses. He is the author of To Saint Patrick and Fine Boys. He is also a medical doctor. Last year, Farafina published the memoirs of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The book was subsequently banned and only recently released.   In this interview, I talk to Imasuen […]

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Celebrating African Love Stories! | Ankara Press Launches 14-Story Valentine’s Day Anthology

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When Cassava Republic rolled out 6 romance titles under its new imprint, Ankara Press, we thought they’d out done themselves. What else could they do to make us fall in love with African love stories? In celebration of Valentine’s Day, they’ve published a 14-story collection of love stories titled Valentine’s Day Anthology 2015—with an impressive rollcall […]

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New Photos of Adichie, Binyavanga, Imasuen and Workshop Participants at the 2013 Farafina Trust Writing Workshop

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The 2013 class of Farafina Writing Workshop are done learning the craft of writing from Adichie and her team of writing instructors. I hope they are hunched over their desks penning the next great African novel. From August 6 – 16, a group of aspiring writers selected from across the country gathered at the Lagos Resource […]

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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I Hear a Few More Things When Bob Dylan Says ‘a Hard Rain’s a-gonna Fall’ | Chisom Okafor | Poetry

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My father plays a song aloud on Sundays, that begins with ‘Where’ve you been my blue-eyed girl?’ We scream on […]

The 2017 Babishai Haiku Prize Goes to Kenya’s Kariuki wa Nyamu

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The 2017 Babishai Haiku Award has gone to Kenya’s Kariuki wa Nyamu for his three haikus: “last night’s rain,” “in the […]

Dreams, Remember Yesterday | Elizabeth Semende | Poetry

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Dreams: This hole is a grave where dreams toss and turn, Touch the wind and sway with it. See the […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s New Short Story Is All Love, Class and Multiculturalism

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new short story in Harper’s Bazaar, a brief one titled “How Did You Feel About It?,” is all […]

Translating Guinea-Bissau’s First English-Language Novel | by Jethro Soutar

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In June, we brought news of the publication of the first ever novel from Guinea-Bissau to be translated into Englis.  […]

Akwaeke Emezi’s Guide to Becoming a Successful Writer in 35 Tweets

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Last week, Akwaeke Emezi put on her life coach cape and dished out truths that every writer, artist, dreamer, and […]