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Shailja Patel Rejects $87,070 Court Ruling in Sexual Assault Defamation Suit by Tony Mochama, Leaves Kenya on Self-Exile

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A week following the awarding of Sh9 million ($87,070) to Tony Mochama in his sexual assault defamation suit against Shailja Patel and Wambui Mwangi, including an order for a written apology to him and prohibition from any statements against him, Patel has now reacted. On 14 August, she Tweeted that she is “speaking of my […]

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How to Join Narrative Landscape’s Illustrator Competition for Nigerian Women

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PRESS RELEASE Brief Narrative Landscape Press is pleased to announce this illustrator competition for Nigerian women illustrators. The winner of this competition will get a chance to work with a renowned author on their first children’s book. And there is a cash prize of N100,000—an advance on a possible future contract to work on this […]

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Saraba Magazine Will Be Appointing a New Editorial Team | How to Apply

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APPLY TO JOIN SARABA MAGAZINE EDITORIAL TEAM: PRESS RELEASE Saraba, the acclaimed literary magazine based in Nigeria, calls for applications for a new editorial team, including an Editor, Fiction Editor, Poetry Editor, Nonfiction Editor, and an Assistant Editor. Since 2009, the editorial team has included Emmanuel Iduma and Dami Ajayi, the magazine’s founders, and other […]

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The Thing in the Blood | Vuyelwa Maluleke | Fiction

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Vuyelwa Maluleke’s “The Thing in the Blood” is taken from Go the Way Your Blood Beats: New Short Fiction from Africa (Brittle Paper, April 2019). Edited by the South African writer Anathi Jongilanga, and with an introduction by the Somali writer and visual artist Diriye Osman, the anthology, which centers queer lives, also features work by Innocent […]

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Agbowo Magazine’s Visually Stunning Second Issue Features Work by JK Anowe, Sarah Lubala, & Efua Traore

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The Nigeria-based Agbowo Magazine, which “collect[s] great literary and visual African art,” has released its second issue, themed “Limits”: a visually stunning collection that features work by Brittle Paper Award for Poetry winner JK Anowe, Gerald Kraak Prize finalist Sarah Lubala, and Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Efua Traore. Other contributors include Erhu Kome Yellow, […]

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Nigerian Journalist & Presenter Arit Okpo Is New Host of CNN’s African Voices

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The Nigerian journalist, TV presenter, documentary filmmaker, producer and voice-over talent Arit Okpo is the new host of CNN’s “African Voices.” She was, until this announcement, the voice on the programme. The show, which turned ten this year, “highlights the continent’s most dazzling trendsetters who create their own subcultures in areas such as travel, fashion, art, […]

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Writers on Social Media: Vol. 3 | Leila Aboulela at Sudan Revolution Rally, Chimamanda Dancing, Presidents on Koleka Putuma & Lesley Arimah, OluTimehin Adegbeye on Sexual Assault, & More

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What did writers do on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook recently? As with our first and second volumes in the series, we went through some timelines to bring you what has been happening. Leila Aboulela Reading Poetry at a Sudanese Revolution Support Rally in Aberdeen Is the Political Inspiration We Need The post in full: My […]

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Ruins of Project SC | Precious Okpechi | Poetry

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say on my palms       red textile of ruins are worn like crest:           signet of a bad child say on my head       ridges grew like plants throbbing to break free      and air is scarce                                   underneath this earth say i travel distances     on this body of maps there are streets of scars     named […]

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Ayobami Adebayo Wins the 9Mobile Prize for Literature, for Stay with Me

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Two weeks after the prize’s Board resigned and the prize reiterated its commitment to announcing a winner 18 months after […]

Twelve African Writers on the Legacy of Toni Morrison, for Decades the Greatest Living Writer

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Toni Morrison, for decades the greatest living writer, passed on at 88, on 6 August. We have compiled tributes to […]

Kenyan Court Awards Tony Mochama Sh9 Million ($87,070) in Sexual Harassment Defamation Suit Against Shailja Patel and Wambui Mwangi, Orders Written Apology to Him

On 20 September 2014, while the Storymoja Hay Festival was ongoing, a group of writers met in the Nairobi home […]

Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and 2019 Nigerian Presidential Candidate, Arrested by SSS for #RevolutionNow Protest | Wole Soyinka Issues Statement

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters and 2019 Nigerian presidential candidate on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC), […]

Imbolo Mbue’s Second Novel Acquired by Penguin Random House

The North America rights to Imbolo Mbue’s second novel has been acquired by Penguin Random House. The manuscript, currently titled […]

Dr. Stella Nyanzi Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for a Poem About Uganda’s President Museveni, Stages Nude Protest in Court

The Ugandan academic and gender and queer rights advocate Stella Nyanzi has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after […]

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