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Nuzo Onoh, author of The Reluctant Dead

UK-based African writers came together in a one-of-a-kind literary event to chat about that aspect of writing that no one wants to talk about—the business of writing.

Tolu Popoola, Amanda Epe, Ola Nubi, Sade Adeniran, Kiru Taye, and others were all on hand to share their experiences with writing, publishing, marketing, and the digital turn.

Part of the evening was also spent sharing their work with the audience.

The featured writers were entirely women. I’m not surprised. Wole Soyinka himself has said that in the contemporary African literary scene, women are dominating.

Big ups to these women working hard to produce good writing while trying to figure out ways to expand and to make the African publishing industry viable.

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Click HERE and HERE to find out more about the co-sponsors—Accomplish Press and BlackandOutspoken.

See the lovely photos!

 

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Tolulope Popoola, author of Nothing Comes Close and founder of Accomplish Press
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R-L Tundun Adeyemo, Beeci Oluyede, Bimbola Dare, Kiru Taye, Tolu Popoola and Kémi Ogunniyi
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Bimbola Dare, Abidemi Sanusi and Ola Nubi
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Ola Nubi, author of Loves Persuasion

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And watch this short video coverage of the event.