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Suyi Davies Okungbowa’s Fantasy Trilogy, The Nameless Republic, Acquired by Orbit 

Orbit has acquired the rights to the Nigerian writer Suyi Davies Okungbowa’s new epic fantasy trilogy. Titled The Nameless Republic, the series is inspired by West African empires. Orbit US editor Nivia Evans acquired World English rights from Okungbowa’s agent, Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency. The first book in the trilogy would be published […]

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Frontier Porcupine | By Phinithi Nate IV Ntelekoa | An African Story

“Before I forget,” said Mandla inserting the car-key into the ignition, “Phylum Inc just roped in a fresh crop of game developers. They are throwing ideas around. Since you’re here, I have this idea to first release a Graphic Novel to which the game will become the tie-in.” “Disclaimer,” she said, “I write what I […]

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Interview | M. Lachi on Fantasy, Storytelling, and Empowerment | by Ainehi Edoro

  M. Lachi is a fantasy writer. Her novel titled The Ivory Staff was published last year. The Ivory Staff is a dark fantasy story set in a north African island. It is a cinderella-like story, except that the lead character is an ambitious young woman on a mission to bring down an oppressive regime. The Ivory […]

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Interview | Wale Lawal On Magic, Fantasy, and the Nigerian Obsession with Harry Potter

The month of August opened with a literary phenomenon that took Nigerian Twitter by storm. Wale Lawal sent out a series of tweets in which he imagined what it would be like if there were Nigerian students in Hogwarts—that legendary wizarding boarding school where much of J. K. Rowling’s fantasy series is set. Fellow Nigerian fans of […]

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Interview | Eugene Odogwu on African Fantasy and Why Realism is Overrated

Eugene Odogwu is the author of In the Shadow of Iyanibi, [read here] the fantasy story series we launched last week. Since you all loved the story, we thought it’d be nice to formally introduce Odogwu to you. In this interview, he dishes on his passion for African fantasy. Enjoy!   Which books or authors […]

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In the Shadow of Iyanibi, Pt. 1 | by Eugene Odogwu | An African Fantasy Story Series

Ahu clenched the itosi hanging from her neck, the bird feather charm her father had given them at birth. It was all she could do to contain the anger building up inside her. “Look at your sister,” the boy said, grinning mockingly. “Sitting on her own and talking to an ija-ja. Who spends all their […]

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Brittle Paper Launches an African Fantasy Story Series

So much excitement here as we launch a new story series. {Read Story HERE} One of the most talked-about projects we launched last year was Ayodele Olofintuade’s Adunni, an original Brittle Paper story series featuring custom images made by NYC-based Nigerian artist, Laolu Sebanjo. Seeing that we received such positive response from readers, we have […]

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A Magical Journey! | A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Kabu Kabu | by Wole Talabi

Pub. Date: October 2, 2013. Prime Books. 264 pp. Buy Paper Back and Kindle Kabu Kabu is a pidgin term for those dodgy taxis operating cheaply in many parts of Nigeria.  And as the book jacket says, they generally get you where you need to be, one way or the other. A fitting name then for […]

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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 […]

Apply for This Fully-funded Creative Writing Scholarship at the University of East Anglia, Sponsored by the Miles Morland Foundation

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The Miles Morland Foundation African Writers’ Scholarship is currently accepting accepting applications for its 2020 program. It is an initiative […]

Chinelo Okparanta Recalls Her First Teenage Crush

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“I was 16 years old, nearly 17, when a boy first expressed interest in me. Or, maybe it was that […]

Namwali Serpell, Maaza Mengiste & Marlon James Are Finalists for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

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Finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced. The Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste is nominated in the […]

Romeo Oriogun Shares Heartfelt, Powerful Personal Story as Anticipation Peaks for His Debut Poetry Collection, Sacrament of Bodies

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Romeo Oriogun’s debut poetry collection Sacrament of Bodies is still some 12 days away from its March 1 publication date […]

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