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Video | “Adichie’s Metaphysical Empire”? Ngugi Interviewed on BBC’s Hardtalk

To write or not to in an African language. 40 years later, that is the question still bugging Ngugi wa Thiongo. In this video, he speaks on the place of language and translation in contemporary African fiction while being interviewed by  Gavin Esler of Hardtalk Extra, the art-centered version of the popular BBC talk show […]

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After 8 Million Dollars, The Trailer For Half Of A Yellow Sun Is Out

Gasps of delight as I watched the trailer for the film adaptation of Half of A Yellow Sun. The movie is the artistic vision of novelist turned director, Biyi Bandele. Chiwetel Ejiofor looks divine as Odenigbo. His accent is so on point I get goose bumps listening to him speak. Thandie Newton and Anika Noni […]

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Iconic San Francisco Publishing House Re-issues Forest Of A Thousand Daemons

A new edition of Forest of a Thousand Daemons is set for release on the 3rd of September. It’s truly a big deal that the work is being republished by City Lights Books, an iconic San Francisco publishing house known for publishing edgy and boundary-pushing writing. Forest of a Thousand Daemons written by D. O. […]

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All Fiction Aside…Stop The Nigerian Senate From Making Under-Age Marriage The Law

As strange as this sounds, it’s not fiction. The Nigerian Senate just approved language that would remove the protection for young women and girls from repeatedly being rape in the guise of early marriage. New York-based Guttmacher Institute’s study reports that the Nigerian authorities have been failing to implement sexual health education for decades and […]

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Teju Cole Reflects On An Encounter With An Armed Robber In Lagos

A long while back, Teju Cole tweeted, while he was in Lagos, that he had being robbed. Granta has just published his account of the experience. You can find it in the recently issued Granta 124: Travel. The essay is titled “Water Has No Enemy”, clearly referencing Fela’s song titled “Water No Get Enemy.” There are […]

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Ibrahim’s Lovely Message To Fellow Caine Prize Shortlistees

Dear friends, old and new, Dear fellow travelers on this gilded path. The last few weeks have been amazing and the warm cascades of support and goodwill have astounded me. And on the saddle of your encouragement, I have journeyed this far. And so I bow this day before you and say, from the bottom of my […]

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If You Write Crime Fiction, Check Out The Daily Telegraph Writing Contest

I hope African crime fiction writers take this wonderful opportunity.   The Competition The new Telegraph Harvill Secker crime writing competition offers aspiring writers an unprecedented opportunity to be published at one of the country’s leading literary imprints, home to authors like Jo Nesbø, Fred Vargas, Stuart Neville and Henning Mankell, and receive a £5,000 […]

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From London With Love! Photos From the 2013 Africa Writes Book Festival

African writers and industry heavy weights gathered at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, from July 5 to 7 to celebrate and think about African writing and publishing. The occasion was the 2013 Africa Writes Book Festival convened by The Royal African Society. Michael Salu, Billy Kahora, Ike Anya and others were present. Ngugi wa […]

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Black: The Literary Salon | Cassava Republic’s New Event Series to Celebrate Black Writing | 27 February

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Cassava Republic Press, in partnership with A + F Creative, will be launching a series of events to celebrate black […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Hosted Lupita Nyong’o in Lagos: How It Happened + Photos & Video

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Photos credited to CNA’s Team. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie hosted Lupita Nyong’o in a private dinner in Lagos, attended by notable […]

Ukamaka Olisakwe’s Forthcoming Novel, Ogadinma, Is a Feminist Story Set in ’80s Nigeria

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The Nigerian writer Ukamaka Olisakwe is set to release a new novel. Titled Ogadinma, or Everything Will Be All Right, […]

Resoketswe Manenzhe Wins 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for Her Novel, Scatterlings

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The 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has been awarded to the South African writer Resoketswe Manenzhe for her novel Scatterlings. […]

Down River Road, a New Print & Online Magazine Exploring the Alternative in Literature, Music, & Visual Art, Calls for Submissions to Second Issue

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A new Nairobi-based print and online magazine, down river road, is exploring the margins, the shifting centers, and the new […]

Dr Stella Nyanzi Wins Appeal at Ugandan Court, Regains Freedom, But Is Possibly Re-arrested

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Dr Stella Nyanzi is free. The academic, feminist and queer rights advocate has been in prison for criticising Uganda’s long-serving […]

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