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Cameroonian Novelist Patrick Nganang Details His Experience at Kondengui Central Prison

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A few weeks ago, we reported that Cameroonian novelist Patrick Nganang was remanded in prison, following an article he wrote in which he criticized the government’s handling of the on-going “Anglophone crisis.” He has since been released from Kondengui central prison in Yaounde. During an interview conducted by Ngum Ngafor for the recently launched Village Square […]

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Zahrah Nesbit-Ahmed Charts an Epic Adventure into African Books

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Zahrah Nesbit-Ahmed truly has a heart spellbound by books. The brilliant curator of Bookshy blog recently shared the road map of an epic literary adventure she plans on taking into the universe of African books. She was inspired by Book Riot’s Global Reading List to assemble a one-of-a-kind catalogue containing one book selected from each […]

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Angels and Muse | Artsy Co-working Space Opens in Lagos

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Award-winning artist and writer Victor Ehikhamenor has always given us the gift of beautiful art. But his latest project, Angels and Muse, does something different. It affords us the rare experience of living and working inside his art! A few weeks ago, he opened up a multi-modal co-working space in Lagos draped with wall murals, […]

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WATCH | Nnedi Okorafor in HBO’s Afro-Futurism Documentary

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For the past few months, fans have been connecting the dots between Afro-futurism and the Black Panther superhero movie. So HBO’s VICE asked three artists, including our very own, Nnedi Okorafor, to share their thoughts on the concept of Afro-futurism. For those of you wondering what all the fuss about Afro-futurism is, here is a little […]

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Adichie’s New Nigerian Publisher, Narrative Landscape Press, Is Releasing Box Sets of Wax-Print Cover Designs of Her Books

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Dear Nigeria-based Adichie fans, this news is for you! Your favorite Adichie books are being reissued in iconic Ankara (wax-print) designs. The award winning author’s Nigerian new publisher Narrative Landscape Press is issuing a collector’s edition of her body of work, beginning with Purple Hibiscus and continuing through Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, and her non-fiction books, We Should All […]

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“What Keeps Girls from Knowing the Power in Them?”: Mona Eltahawy on the Importance of Female Rage

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Egyptian writer and outspoken feminist Mona Eltahawy is asking important questions about the necessity and possibilities of female anger. In an op-ed titled “What the World Would Look Like if We Taught Girls to Rage,” published on NBCNews, she uses examples—of a stranger who showed her his genitals when she was a child, of Ursula […]

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Watch | Safia Elhillo’s Poem Featured in Under Armour’s Olympics Campaign

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American sports and footwear company Under Armour is using a poem by Sudanese Safia Elhillo, titled “Kintsugi,” for its “Unlike Any” PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics campaign in South Korea. The campaign, “which celebrates female athletes who shatter expectations,” features a rousing 45-second video of American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn who missed the 2014 Olympics because […]

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Fundraising in Progress for Onyeka Nwelue’s $27,000 Spine and Hip Dislocation Treatment Following Vehicle Accident

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Nigerian writer Onyeka Nwelue is currently hospitalised following spine and hip dislocations in a vehicle accident. It happened in Abuja on 1 February, a night after his 30th birthday, when a car with failed brakes rammed into his. He has since been to Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja and is now at Lerotong Hospital, Guateng Province, South […]

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Edited by Chris Abani, “Lagos Noir” Anthology Features Nnedi Okorafor, Igoni Barrett, Chika Unigwe, E.C. Osondu

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Award-winning novelist and poet Chris Abani is editing a 224-page anthology called Lagos Noir. Set to published by Akashic Books in […]

Long-time Director Lizzy Attree Leaves the Caine Prize

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After seven years as its Director, Lizzy Attree has left the Caine Prize. A mainstay on the literary scene, the industrious […]

Opportunity for Poets | Submit to “20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry,” Guest-Edited by Safia Elhillo and Gbenga Adesina

A new anthology aiming to curate the most remarkable voices on the poetry scene is here. 20.35 Africa: An Anthology […]

Photos | Romeo Oriogun Hosted by Geosi Gyasi’s Korle Gonno Community Library Visiting Writers Series

In November of last year, interviewer and blogger Geosi Gyasi of Geosi Reads hosted Romeo Oriogun, winner of the 2017 […]

The Dusty Manuscript Contest | GTBank Announces New Book Prize To Be Judged by Ainehi Edoro, Eghosa Imasuen, Toni Kan, Yejide Kilanko

Guaranty Trust Bank has announced a new book prize called The Dusty Manuscript Contest. It will be Judged by Ainehi Edoro, Brittle Paper […]

How to Build a Barbecue on Saturday Night | Chisom Okafor | Poetry

My father no longer chefs, but he’d stroll, on weekends, to the next street to sell grilled things outside a […]

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