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Tochi Onyebuchi Talks New Book, Riot Baby, on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show

The Nigerian novelist Tochi Onyebuchi was on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show to discuss his new YA book Riot Baby. It tells the story of Ella who has an extraordinary gift that allows her to see into the future, and the burden on her when her protective brother Kev is incarcerated. It was named one […]

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Bernardine Evaristo Has a Fantasy Short Story in Vogue UK’s March Issue

Bernardine Evaristo has a new short story, “Star of the Season,” in Vogue UK’s March issue. Set in a world of high-concept couture, it focuses on a cybernetic socialite who decides the future of fashion. This issue of the magazine, its “Spring Fashion Issue,” has the Russian supermodel Irina Shayk on the cover. The Booker […]

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance | Read an Excerpt from the Second Novel in Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orisha Trilogy

A few months back, Adeyemi unveiled the cover for Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second installment in her Legacy of Orisha trilogy, forthcoming on 3 December 2019. She told Essence that she had difficulty finding the perfect cover, before deciding on the one by the artist Sarah Jones, and that it is important that […]

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Afrofuturism Is Not for Africans Living in Africa, Says Mohale Mashigo in New Speculative Fiction Collection

South African novelist Mohale Mashigo, author of the UJ Prize-winning The Yearning, has some interesting opinions on Afrofuturism and its place. In the preface to her forthcoming collection of short stories, Intruders (Picador Africa, 2018), she makes a case about its relevance. “This collection would be incomplete for me if I didn’t include stories set in ‘the […]

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Tade Thompson Explains Why We Should Stop Talking About “The Rise” of African SFF

With the increased visibility of African speculative and fantasy fiction (African SFF, for short), and more and more writers working in the genre, and the unprecedented success of such names as Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor and Tomi Adeyemi, South Africa’s Lauren Beukes, and Liberia’s Wayetu Moore, conversations have risen around its description, presentation, celebration, and connection to […]

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Wayetu Moore’s Debut Novel, She Would Be King, Blends Historical Fiction and Magical Realism to Retell the Story of Liberia 

Liberian writer Wayetu Moore‘s debut novel is out. Published in September by Graywolf Press, She Would Be King is a blend of historical fiction and magical realism that retells the formation of Liberia. The book was named “A Most Anticipated Book for 2018” by both The Millions and The Rumpus, and has attracted praise from The New […]

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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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