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Beloved | By Tomi A. | Fiction

“He was running through the fields like the breath of God, screaming and hollering and raising his hands to the sky.” On the twenty-fifth day of July, sometime around two a.m., in my dreamscapes, I came across a little boy on a grass field. I remember that field well; it was where I learned that […]

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Ala | By Precious Arinze | Poetry

the truth of your history is learned by mouth: the Kano killings, the Asaba massacre, ethnic cleansing, books will pass off as a civil war all the hurried graves, the many unreturned, callous erasure of branches of family trees. what you know about where you come from is fading to the background of history’s amnesia […]

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A Dark Corner | By Chris Tilewa | Fiction

“In one of these corners, an easel leaning against the wall catches light, displaying a monochromatic sketch on a white square sheet. Ola leans in towards the illuminated easel, about to witness the rarest event of his entire life.” THE drapes billow at the window, letting in a gush of wind; quietly at first, and […]

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Weeping | By A. E. Nelson | Fiction

“Neli and I opened another bottle of wine, and tried to make up a story for our new friends. Neli thought they were both divorced. I thought the man’s wife was dead.” I was in the checkout line at the pharmacy. There were two women in front of me. They were talking. The older woman […]

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Painting Soulless Kampala | By Samuel Kamugisha | Poetry

Help me paint a picture of a soulless city in Africa’s sunrise whose sun its gloom has swallowed. Draw it as dark as darkness itself. Paint the walking shells of humans who have sold to the supermarket of souls their hearts. Paint them soulless, eating white aid meant for AIDS patients on deathbeds. paint them […]

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Holding Memories | By Wale Ayinla | Poetry

i held your tongue thinking it would reveal how a sea runs into a boat where you lay on breasts this is how lovers’ days are measured break the silence that sits silently on nights the moon is a stranger walk your fears on the lips of shadows let them watch you sleeping on a […]

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Afrobeat Broke My Heart | By Kanyinsola Olorunnisola | Poetry

Sometimes I wake up and my body tastes like rum; that is how you know I have gone looking for love again from women who do not know how to exist in daylight. That is not the point. Those mornings when my head hurts from a hangover and my splintered heart gathers itself back into […]

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You Sing of a Leaving | JK Anowe | Poetry

we were together, i forget the rest. – Walt Whitman it wasn’t a metaphor when i said i’d give you the world look at it—a rapid of wry lying on the cold bedroom floor all meat & bones & deflation the horizon that welcomes all my ruinous loves when they say goodbye over the telephone […]

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Tell Me | Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor | Poetry

Tell Me _ Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor _ Fiction (1)

  I slipped through today. When it gets hard, remind me it’s not suicidal to live. Tell me of hope, […]

Broken | Gerald Onyebuchi | Fiction

Broken _ Gerald Onyebuchi _ Fiction (1)

In the cool of the evening you met him. At a pub, a corner all by himself, gulping down shots […]

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a software engineer, artist and writer who developed a new system for Igbo writing called the Ńdébé […]

All About Nsah Mala’s Cameroonian Children’s Book Coming Out in Spring 2021

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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