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Oh! Rape | By Saloko Blessing | Poetry

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you ripped off her innocence, made her recoil into a shell of shame and pain, made her throw away the seed of trust. her trust was stripped, her thoughts clouded by you; you gave her no chance no fight, you isolated her heart. if only she knew, she would have chosen a different path. you […]

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Ibim Pt. 2 | by Sotonye Dan | Nigerian University Stories

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VII “Greatest Nigerian Students!” — “Great!” “Upon the Greateeeeesst Nigerian Students!” –“Great!” “‘For in the final analysis,’ John F. Kennedy said, ‘our most basic common link is that, we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.’ Death is a common […]

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Ibim Pt. 1 | by Sotonye Dan | Nigerian University Stories

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I The first day Ibim walked into campus, he found a nice spot to chill in: a thatched shed in front of the Fine and Applied Arts block, built by Fine and Applied Arts students, who could have been inspired by anything from creativity to boredom. After the week of clearance, he decided to visit […]

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#TBT | An Ode to Makeup | The Full Transcript of Chimamanda Adichie’s Wellesley Speech

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Our #TBT feature this week is Chimamanda Adichie’s Wellesley speech. Two years ago, Adichie gave the commencement speech at Wellesley […]

The Impossibly Dapper Novelist: A Look at Alain Mabanckou’s Style File

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From Chimamanda Adichie’s widely-publicized made-in-Nigeria wardrobe to Teju Cole’s Ikire Jones scarves to Prof Ato Quayson’s fedora hats, fashion and […]

Keeping Up With African Writers: Aminatta Forna

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  Among writers of her generation, Aminatta Forna belongs in the higher ranks of critical acclaim. With her work translated […]

Why Maaza Mengiste Threw Away the First Draft of Her Second Novel

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Maaza Mengiste might have just one novel published so far, in 2010, but she is one of the most visible […]

Chimamanda Adichie at City of Columbia’s Books In Bloom Festival | By Arao Ameny

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The city of Columbia, Maryland—a city located midway between Washington D.C. and Baltimore—hosted its first literary festival ‘Books in Bloom’ […]

Leila Aboulela Headlines 2017 Kaduna Book and Arts Festival

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Hold on, Ake Festival. KABAFEST is here! Yes, we are delighted to announce the inaugural edition of the Kaduna Book […]