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Watch Actress Ruth Negga Read an Excerpt of Zadie Smith’s Swing Time

Ethiopian and Irish actress Ruth Negga reads from Zadie Smith’s Swing Time. Ruth Negga was nominated for the Golden Globes for her role in Loving, an American movie about interracial marriage. Smith’s novel explores status and class and the way these distinctions shift between Africa and the Western world; a shift to which Negga herself […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Entries are Open for TSSF Magazine’s Debut Issue

The Story So Far Magazine (TSSF) 2017 arts competition is now open! Get your poetry, creative writing or visual art published in the yearly publication that offers visually appealing storytelling that involves; fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual arts. TSSF is a brand new Magazine that seeks well-crafted, realistic stories about Africa, Africans, and African issues […]

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Selling Make-up Differently | Adichie’s Boots Campaign Takes on Stereotypes about Feminism

You’ve probably heard about Chimamanda Adichie’s beauty campaign for Boots No7 make-up line. After making its debut on television, online, in print and in outdoor media last week Friday, the campaign has received plenty of attention thanks to the beautiful, yet unlikely, face on the campaign. The campaign was so powerful that it got CNN asking […]

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Chimamanda Adichie Had a Christian Dior Moment

Head of Dior Maria Grazia Chiuri made a bold statement at her catwalk show in the beautiful gardens of the Musée Rodin, Paris.  The models strutted down the runway to Chimamanda Adichie’s Beyonce-sampled TED talk, while rocking a staple white t-shirt with the slogan “we should all be feminists.” There is Adichie right there on […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter to Win the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries! If you are a member of any of the 50 countries within the commonwealth you can now enter. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000 from the competition, which is more diverse than any other literary competition. Last year, The Prize […]

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Tracey Farren’s South African Novel is Now a Beautifully Haunting Movie

In 2008, Collen Higgs, who had just established a small press, published Tracey Farren’s novel titled Whiplash. The novel went on to become a bestseller and was later was optioned for film. Higgs recently announced on Facebook that the movie starring Cape Town born actress Christia Visser is finally out. The film adaptation is titled Tess.  The […]

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Imbolo Mbue: The Novelist with a Million Dollar Smile

35 year old Imbolo Mbue looks amazing in this photograph, showing that her exquisite taste is not limited to literature alone. She’s owning a monochrome red Altuzarra outfit and dishing out all sorts of hair envy with her very free and very wonderful halo of Afro. Thanks to a recent feature on Glamour US, we now […]

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Photos from the 2018 Open Book Festival in Cape Town

Open Book Festival 2018. Photo credit: Bulumko Gana.

The 2018 Open Book Festival took place from 5-9 September, in Cape Town: event centres included The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 […]

Chimamanda’s Workshop Returns as the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop, Sponsored by Trace Nigeria | How to Apply

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In 2017, in what should have been its tenth edition, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced that her annual workshop would not […]

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s The Terrible | Model-Turned-Poet’s Memoir Is Part Prose, Part Verse

Yrsa Daley-Ward. Photo credit: Laurel Grolio, for Girls At Library.

Behind the rise of Instagram poet-model-actress-queer activist Yrsa Daley-Ward is an inspiring story. Born to a Nigerian father and a […]

Bakwa Magazine Releases Issue 08: PAIN

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Bakwa magazine has released its eighth issue, themed PAIN. Founded in 2011 by Dzekashu MacViban, Bakwa magazine is Cameroon’s leading Anglophone publication of […]

Teju Cole Joins Harvard’s Department of English as Gore Vidal Professor of Creative Writing

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Teju Cole has joined Harvard University’s Department of English as the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing. […]

Always Another Country | Sisonke Msimang’s North America Book Tour

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Last October, Sisonke Msimang’s debut memoir Always Another Country was published by Jonathan Ball Publishers in South Africa. The account of […]

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