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Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter of solidarity to Mubarak Bala, the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, on the 100th day of Bala’s detention. Bala had been arrested in late April on the charge of posting criticisms of Islam […]

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Treasure is a New Novella by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Calling all fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer! Oyinkan Braithwaite has a new novella out. Titled Treasure, the book is part of Hush, a collection of six novellas published by Amazon Original Stories. The stories, written by “some of today’s most popular and award-winning crime writers,” feature “conspirators, psychics, deceptive lovers, and desperate killers” […]

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David Diop’s Debut Novel, At Night All Blood is Black, Forthcoming in English

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The English translation of David Diop’s debut novel, At Night All Blood is Black, is forthcoming in October 2020. An historical novel, At Night All Blood is Black offers us a glimpse into what it was like for “Chocolat soldiers” — that is, Senegalese soldiers — during World War I. The book was originally published […]

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Check Out Mona Eltahawy’s Major New Look!

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American-Egyptian journalist, activist, and feminist Mona Eltahawy has a brand new look. Earlier this year, the author of Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls chopped her signature flaming red locks down to a buzzcut. She shared the new hairdo on Instagram, explaining why: “to say ‘Stay the fuck home so that the most vulnerable […]

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Watch Joseph Adesunloye’s Documentary Film on The AKO Caine Prize

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A few weeks ago, the AKO Caine Prize organizers announced that the award dinner held at the British Library will not hold this year due to pandemic conditions. As an alternative, they commissioned British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to make a film celebrating the five shortlisted writers and highlighting the impact of the prize on African […]

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Idza Luhumyo Wins Inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award

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Idza Luhumyo was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award. The award had been launched in 2019 in conjunction with the publication of New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby. Worth £20,000, it is offered to a black, female student ordinarily resident in Africa and covers […]

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Irenosen Okojie Wins the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

The Winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is Nigerian-British writer Irenosen Okojie for her short story “Grace Jones.” The story appeared in Irenosen’s latest book Nudibranch, a collection published by Little Brown’s Dialogue Books in 2019. The AKO Caine Prize is an annual prize awarded for African creative writing. Irenosen emerges […]

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“The Future of African Literature is Bright” — Interview with Joseph Adesunloye on the Ako Caine Prize Film

The 2020 Ako Caine Prize award dinner was initially scheduled for June 23rd. But, due to the current pandemic conditions, the organizers have had to think creatively about how to celebrate the shortlisted writers without violating “government measures to slow down the spread of” the virus. Earlier in the month, it was  announced that British-Nigerian […]

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Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction? — Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

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The fifth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! As the literary vlog enters its fifth week, Quayson […]

Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter […]

Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Ghanaian American Playwright Jocelyn Bioh Collaborating on a Disney+ Project

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Wanuri Kahiu will direct the Disney+ film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Once on This Island, reports Hollywood Reporter. Ghanaian-American […]

Treasure is a New Novella by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Calling all fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer! Oyinkan Braithwaite has a new novella out. Titled Treasure, the book […]

Chimamanda Adichie on Her Experience with Temporary Memory Loss After a Bad Fall

Chimamanda Adichie on Her Experience with Temporary Memory Loss After a Bad Fall

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had a pretty rough year. In April, she announced the loss of an aunt […]

David Diop’s Debut Novel, At Night All Blood is Black, Forthcoming in English

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The English translation of David Diop’s debut novel, At Night All Blood is Black, is forthcoming in October 2020. An […]

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