Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

african-val-day-stories.jpg

When Cassava Republic rolled out 6 romance titles under its new imprint, Ankara Press, we thought they’d out done themselves. What else could they do to make us fall in love with African love stories?

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, they’ve published a 14-story collection of love stories titled Valentine’s Day Anthology 2015—with an impressive rollcall of writers and collaborators that includes:

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim * Afra Gi Kete * Billy Kahora * Binyavanga Wainaina * Chikodili Emelumadu  * Chuma Nwokolo * Dike Chukwumerije * Edwige-Renée Dro * Eghosa Imasuen * Elieshi Lema *    Elnathan John * Hawa Jande Golakai * Helene Cooper *  Mukoma wa Ngugi * Kola Tubosun * Sarah Ladipo Manyika * Toni Kan  * Yarkpai Keller * Yemisi Aribisala * Victor Ehikhamenor

The most innovative part of the project is that each of the story has been “translated into the different languages spoken by the authors – including Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Kiswahili, Kpelle and French.” You have the option of reading a love story in Igbo. How cool is that!

The authors also recorded audio versions of the stories, and these are available for download at www.ankarapress.com

The anthology is certainly a decisive move to put African literature and languages in the service of love.

So make these love stories a part of your Val Day experience this year by getting your free download of the whole anthology HERE.

Read, enjoy, appreciate, and, of course, feel free to share the stories.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

2 Responses to “Celebrating African Love Stories! | Ankara Press Launches 14-Story Valentine’s Day Anthology” Subscribe

  1. Julien Roland 2015/02/20 at 10:30 #

    Awesome job putting out translations like that. I hope that they will have more similar projects. 😀

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Gossamer: Valentine Stories, 2016: - An African Love Stories Collection - 2016/02/14

    […] reading last year’s Valentine’s Day Anthology which was published by Ankara Press, [see here] and which featured Binyavanga Wainaina, Toni Kan and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, I had a thought: since […]

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology Forthcoming in December

erotic-africa

Twelve months after the call for submissions was made in January, we are happy to announce that Erotic Africa: The Sex […]

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

Write With Style Workshop Group II 2

The second edition of Oris Aigbokhaevbolo’s Write with Style Workshop took place in Ikeja, Lagos on 24 and 25 November […]

At the Purple Hibiscus Trust Workshop | Clementine Ewokolo-Burnley

purple hibiscus workshop

There is water everywhere, a skyline, tall buildings, twinkling lights, pleasure craft behind locked gates. Leaning back in the taxi, […]

The Longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize Announced

golden baobab prize

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

FictionPoetryEssay&ThinkPiece (1)

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

brittle paper 2017 winners - graph

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

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.