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Forgive Us, Madam, We Killed Your Son | Henry C. Onyema | An African Story

You are a mother of five boys, ages 18 to 32. Your family is not rich but by no standard can you be classified as poor. All your sons are educated. The first two have degrees while the third has some technical training. The others are secondary school graduates. Your first son is seriously preparing […]

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Munachimso | by Ijeoma Ike | An African Story

The music from the stereo was on a jazz playlist as they passed the CMS Bridge. The night sky stared above them through the windshield, occasionally letting out streaks of silver lighting. It had rained for two nights in a row, and a rainy week in the vibrant city of Lagos always altered its nightmarish […]

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Cruel Karma | by Nduka Ekeh | An African Story

It’s been over a month since you started dating Nonso. The first time you saw him was at the restaurant where you work as a waitress, after serving him the meal he ordered, you observed from the counter where you were standing that his attention was divided between his food and your slender figure. His […]

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The Grey House | by Ogbu Godwin Ikechukwu | An African Story

It’s a Saturday morning. You roll off the bed sheet and let it drop into a metal bucket. You reach for a bar of soap and a sachet of detergent from on top the centre table. You let them fall into the bucket, too. The tap is out in the front yard, and it is […]

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Hairpin | by Oluwatoke Adejoye | An African Story

Tomilola knew that most times when women caught their husbands cheating, it was either through text messages, discovering a strange female underwear, or a lipstick or foundation stained shirt—as was common in the movies she watched on free nights. In he own case, it was quite different. Lukasz was an artist, and making sketches of his […]

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Lights Were Missing | by Madufor Ifunanya | An African Story

She was doing fine. He liked it. He liked women who were different. He liked her. He was very sure of it. “Hello”, he said “Hi,”  she replied “Do I know you from anyway or somewhere?” She gave him a stern look and sighed. That was the line they all used. Some would even say, […]

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Fish | Ope Adedeji | An African Story

One kain thing happen when I wake up this morning. There was small-small purple and red and different color circle dancing in front my eyes. Like the one I see as small pikin when I look at the light from a lamp for long time. I rub my eye, and e no go away. So […]

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Breaking | Chinwe Akobundu | An African Story

I wasn’t very familiar with this feeling. It was not the stirring of butterflies in my belly like many claimed, whatever that was. Instead, it was more of a nauseous feeling. Apprehension? Anticipation? I had never done this before… “You’ll feel wetness in between your legs, Kemi,” she had told me while pounding at the […]

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Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans Longlisted for the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize

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Moroccan-American novelist Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans has recently been longlisted for the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize. Described on the Aspen Prize’s […]

Apply for SBMEN’s Workshop “Literary Criticism: Judging Dynamic Creative Writing in All Forms”| 23 November

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The Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) is calling for applications to its fourth (and last) editing […]

They Say There are Over 50 Translations of Things Fall Apart. Here are 61.

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How many times have you heard or read that Things Fall Apart has been translated into over 50 languages? And yet, […]

Vol. II of 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Guest-edited by Yasmyn Belkhyr & Kayo Chingonyi, Now Available Here

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In November 2018, we published the debut volume of the 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry series. The first […]

Oyinkan Braithwaite Wins the 2019 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

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Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite has won the 2019 Anthony Award for her debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer. Braithwaite […]

Winners of the 2019 Nommo Awards

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On October 25, the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) announced the winners of the 2019 Nommo Awards. The award announcement […]

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