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Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology | Read e-Book Exploring Millennial Sex Culture and Romance in African Cities

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Much has been said about the state of sex in African literature: whether African novelists are keen on sex, why writers approach sex the way they do, and we even ran a brief series, “Sex in African Novels.” The call for submissions for Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology even prompted notes on how to write erotica. […]

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Zimbabwean Mapping Project Documents the Movements of Dambudzo Marechera in Harare

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An unusual mapping project has documented the movements of Dambudzo Marechera in Harare. “Home Means Nothing to Me,” published in the June 2018 issue of Chimurenga’s The Chronic titled “The Invention of Zimbabwe,” is the brainchild of three Zimbabwean creatives: Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, and Simba Mafundikwa. Their work was shortlisted for the 2018 Brittle Paper Award for […]

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Cyprian Ekwensi’s The Passport of Mallam Ilia Gets Animation Movie | Watch Teaser

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Cyprian Ekwensi’s popular novel The Passport of Mallam Ilia is being made into an animated movie. Premium Times reports that the 2D feature project is being undertaken by Magic Carpet Studios in Nigeria. Written in 1948 and published in 1960, The Passport of Mallam Ilia follows a man, Ilia, who is seeking revenge for the death of his […]

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Yrsa Daley-Ward’s The Terrible Makes Vogue’s Must-Read Books of 2018

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Nigerian-Jamaican model-turned-Instapoet Yrsa Daley-Ward’s memoir The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir has been named among Vogue magazine’s Must-Read Books of 2018. The follow up to her 2014 debut, the poetry collection bone, the 224-page book was published by Penguin in June and is part prose, part verse. Here is what Vogue‘s Hayley Maitland said about it: In a combination […]

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Film Adaptation of Soyinka’s Ake: The Years of Childhood, by Dapo Adeniyi, Tells the Story of the Legend as a Child in the 1940s | Watch Trailer 

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The film adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s 1981 memoir Ake: The Years of Childhood is now available on Amazon. Set during the World War II years (1939-45), the feature, which we announced in 2013 and which lasts for 2 hours and 31 minutes, combines “a beautiful child-view narrative with resonances from the war as heard and imagined in Soyinka’s […]

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Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology Forthcoming in December

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Twelve months after the call for submissions was made in January, we are happy to announce that Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology will arrive on our website on 15 December. The anthology, edited by Nigerian writer Sibbyl Whyte, collects fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by 23 writers: Chibuihe Obi, Joyce Nawiri, Kwoh .B. Elonge, Alvin Kathembe, Bryan Okwesili, Michael Larri, Eudiah Kamonjo, Anthony Madukwe, Osinachi, Savannah Mafia, Blessing Nwodo, DT […]

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Photos from the 2nd Edition of the Write With Style Workshop in Lagos

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The second edition of Oris Aigbokhaevbolo’s Write with Style Workshop took place in Ikeja, Lagos on 24 and 25 November 2018. Aigbokhaevbolo, who was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards and enjoys a reputation as one of Nigeria’s top culture critics, maintains that the Workshop is for “anyone using […]

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At the Purple Hibiscus Trust Workshop | Clementine Ewokolo-Burnley

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There is water everywhere, a skyline, tall buildings, twinkling lights, pleasure craft behind locked gates. Leaning back in the taxi, I relax. I’m in Lagos, on my way to the Purple Hibiscus Trust Workshop. Twenty-two writers, ten days, reading, writing, critiques, eating, arguing, bonding. The email on November 7, which started with “Dear Clementine” and […]

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The Longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize Announced

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The longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize is out. The prizes provide opportunities for African writers and illustrators to […]

PHOTOS | Bambooks Limited Launches Mobile Reading App and Announces Monthly Subscription Service

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There is a myth that says Africans do not read and if you want to hide something from them put […]

Africa in Dialogue Publishes Interview e-Book with 2017 Brittle Paper Awards Winners: Sisonke Msimang, Hawa Golakai, JK Anowe, Megan Ross, Chibuihe Achimba

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Leading interview magazine Africa in Dialogue has published an e-book of interviews with the winners of the 2017 Brittle Paper Awards. […]

James Murua’s Literature Blog Wins at Sanaa Theatre Awards

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Our colleagues at James Murua’s Literature Blog are among the winners of the 2018 Sanaa Theatre Awards in Kenya. The […]

Previously Unseen Stories by Naguib Mahfouz Set for December Publication

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Previously unseen short stories by the late Egyptian Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz will be published on 11 December, his […]

Meet 2018 Brittle Paper Awards Winners at Abantu Book Festival

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The Abantu Book Festival kicks off today, 6 December, and will end on 9 December. Among the festival’s guests are […]

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