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My Experience at the ANA/Yusuf Ali Creative Writing Workshop | by Tochukwu Okafor

I’d sent in my application months before. It was an excerpt about a houseboy taken away from his parents to live with a wicked Madam in Lagos. In it, I sought to critique a society where house-helps were perceived as lesser human beings, one in which the idea that all-house-helps-are-evil-and-deserve-serious-beatings is conventional. Few weeks later, […]

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Association of Nigerian Authors Breaks Silence on Sexual Molestation Allegations Against Chijioke Amu-nnadi

Nigerian poet Chijioke Amu-nnadi is currently trending on social media following allegations of sexual molestation. A group of young women, including Miracle Adebayo and Mary Ajayi who are both writers, have come forward in the last few days, claiming that Mr. Amu-nnadi made aggressive and unwanted sexual advances. [Click here if you missed it.] Given Amu-nnadi’s long-standing […]

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ANA Rolls Out Workshop for Aspiring Writers in Nigerian Universities

The Association of Nigerian Authors has always provide opportunities for training to aspiring writers. The ANA/Yusuf Ali Creative Writing Workshop—targeted at university students— is one of its most recent initiatives. “Twenty students from tertiary institutions in Nigeria, who have the potential to be fine writers, have been selected from nearly a hundred entries received during the submissions […]

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Sudanese Writers Union Banned | Read Solidarity Message from Nigerian Authors

African writers are standing up for each other. In a statement issued this morning, the Association of Nigerian Authors condemned the recent banning of the Sudanese Writers Union by the government. Read the the statement below: Statement by ANA: In Support of Sudanese Writers Union On the 29th of January, 2015 the Government of the Republic of […]

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Is the Assoc. of Nigerian Authors Having Financial Troubles?

It came out a couple of weeks ago that the Rivers State chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) couldn’t host the organization’s annual convention because they were strapped for cash. This resulted in the event being moved, at the last minute, to Ibadan, the resident city of ANA’s president— Prof. Remi Raji. Since then, […]

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Are You A Nigerian Writer? Why Join The Association of Nigerian Authors?— Brittle Paper Q&A with Richard Ali

The Association of Nigerian Authors is the premier organization for writers in Nigeria. I’d always wondered about its function in the literary community, so I sent Richard Ali a few questions. Ali is the author of City of Memories and one of  ANA’s publicity secretaries. He clarifies a lot of things regarding the place of […]

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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Second Novel Acquired by Booker Prize-Winning Publisher, Oneworld

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Oneworld has acquired the rights to Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s second novel. Titled The First Woman, the novel is the third […]

African Literati React to Oscars Disqualification of Nigeria’s First Ever Entry, Lionheart, with Conversation on Language, Colonial Legacy

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On November 5, 2019, African Twitter was abuzz with the news that Lionheart (2018), Nigeria’s first ever submission to the Academy […]

Opportunity for African Writers | Submit Your Work for the 2020 K & L Prize

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The 2020 K & L Prize is open for submissions. Currently in its second year, the $1000 NZ prize was […]

South African Literary Awards 2019: All the Winners

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The winners of the 2019 South African Literary Awards (SALA) were announced on Thursday, November 7, at a ceremony held […]

“A Hymen is Where Angels Live”: Chika Unigwe, Molara Wood, Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, and the Definitions of Hymen You Never Knew Existed

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Yesterday started off as an ordinary day on African literary Twitter. There was the usual announcement of newly published books […]

Achebe, Adichie, Okri, Gyasi, Coetzee’s Novels Make BBC’s List of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

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In 2018, BBC Culture polled literary experts around the world to “nominate up to five fictional stories they felt had […]

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