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A Short Film Co-Written & Co-Produced by Chibundu Onuzo Makes the ABFF HBO Film Competition Shortlist

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Dolapo is Fine, a short film co-written and co-produced by Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo, is one of five finalists for the 2020 American Black Film Festival’s Annual HBO Short Film Competition. Onuzo shared the news on Instagram, noting that Dolapo is Fine is the only entry from outside the United States to emerge finalist for […]

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Spotted: Sex & the City Star Sarah Jessica Parker Holding Wayétu Moore’s Memoir in New York City

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“Carrie Bradshaw” of Sex & the City was spotted toting The Dragons, The Giant, The Women, Wayétu Moore’s debut memoir about her experience with surviving the Liberian civil war and her journey to healing and rebuilding. Seeing these pics of SJP was a peak career moment for Moore. In sharing this news on her Instagram […]

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Watch | Panel on the Theme of Isolation in the Writings of Wole Soyinka and James Joyce

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On June 16, the Embassy of Ireland in Abuja hosted a discussion panel in celebration of Bloomsday. For those who are not familiar with the term, Bloomsday is the commemoration of the life and works of the great Irish writer James Joyce. The discussion panel, titled “From Joyce to Soyinka,” featured linguist Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún and […]

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The Ako Caine Prize Releases Statement on Equality and Inclusivity

The Ako Caine Prize Statement on Equality

The Ako Caine Prize Chair Ellah P. Wakatama OBE signed a statement affirming the institution’s unwavering support for inclusivity and equality. At a time when racism and transphobia, homophobia, and sexism are at the forefront of conversations about equality, The Caine Prize takes a stand against any attempt to stifle the voices of African writers. […]

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Helon Habila’s Travelers Shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Helon Habila's Travelers Shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Nigerian writer Helon Habila has been shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Travellers, which follows the journey of characters from several African countries making their way across Europe. Also on the shortlist for the fiction category are Irish novelist Edna O’brien for Girl, a Chibok girls-inspired novel, Booker-shortlisted author Lucy […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

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What is the responsibility of a writer from a region that is underrepresented both within the archive of Anglophone African and world literature? And what is the responsibility of a reader when approaching works from such regions? These were the questions which framed our #WeTurnToBooks conversation with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Ibrahim is the author of […]

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J J Bola Secures Two-Book Deal With Dialogue Books

J J Bola Secures Two-Book Deal With Dialogue Books

Big win for British author of Congolese descent JJ Bola. He has secured a two-book deal with Dialogue Books an imprint of Little Brown for his forthcoming novels The Selfless Act of Breathing and OTA The Bookseller reports that Publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Maria Cardona at the Pontas […]

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Find Out Why Nnedi Okorafor’s Fans Are Feeling So Inspired

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Africanfuturist writer Nnedi Okorafor stays busy. Yesterday, her fans got a peek into her life as a driven, hardworking creative when she shared a post on Instagram listing her “current TV/Film projects,” adding that she is also working on the third book in the Akata series. Instagram Caption: Here are my current tv/film projects, so […]

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Derek Owusu Awarded 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize

Derek Owusu Awarded 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize (1)

British author of Ghanaian heritage Derek Owusu has been awarded the 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize for his debut novel That […]

My Sister, The Serial Killer Wins Crime Fiction Book of the Year

My Sister, The Serial Killer Wins Crime Fiction Book of the Year

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s comic crime thriller, My Sister, The Serial Killer (2018), has won the 2020 British Book Award for Crime Fiction […]

“I Have Come Undone” | Adichie Writes Moving Statement on Grieving for Her Father

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Chimamanda Adichie’s father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, died on Wednesday June 10, 2020. Today, the author breaks her silence around […]

Submit to Ouida Books’ New Imprint on Technology in Africa

Ouida Books is Currently Accepting Submissions for Her New Imprint LWM (2)

Lagos-based publishing press Ouida Books is accepting submissions for its new imprint LWM. LMW is the third addition to the […]

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore is staying busy and productive. Barely a year since the release of her widely praised memoir […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga Petitions Parliament of Zimbabwe for Removal of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

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On June 19, 2020, Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested on corruption charges for engaging in an illegal 60 […]

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