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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.

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

See the lovely photos!



Tolulope Popoola, author of Nothing Comes Close and founder of Accomplish Press


R-L Tundun Adeyemo, Beeci Oluyede, Bimbola Dare, Kiru Taye, Tolu Popoola and Kémi Ogunniyi


Bimbola Dare, Abidemi Sanusi and Ola Nubi


Ola Nubi, author of Loves Persuasion




And watch this short video coverage of the event.

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

4 Responses to “Photos: UK-Based African Women Writers Meet To Talk Business of Writing” Subscribe

  1. Sahro Ahmed Koshin 2014/12/20 at 00:44 #

    Dear Ainehi,
    I love reading your work sister. I find myself coming back here every week and although the internet is terrible here I really do take my time for it. Your writings feed my intellectual thirst, educate me and they make me smile too. More grease to your elbow sister!

    Fresh camel greetings from Somalia from a fellow blogger.
    Sahro Ahmed Koshin
    Poet and author of ‘Sounds of Laughter: An Anthology of Poems from the Soul’.
    Founder of Puntlnd Women Writers Association/
    Garowe, Puntland, Somalia

  2. Accomplish Press 2014/12/27 at 17:00 #

    Thanks for the feature! Have a wonderful 2015 and we look forward to more exciting things to come in African literature.

  3. funactivitiesforkidsathome 2015/01/01 at 13:09 #

    In the dirt, on the mat, in the sand, in the bath and even up
    the wall. In the last article the writer talked about ways to make fitness fun by
    involving your child or someone else’s child.
    When children become bored, idle hands beg parents for quality entertainment.
    – For this next rhyme, clap for the first two lines, then perform 4 kung fu air punches for the
    Hoo-Haas. All children, regardless of their agility
    level or overweight condition, benefit from physical and psychological benefits of
    physical activity.

  4. Rachel 2015/11/25 at 06:32 #

    This is very inspiring

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