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What the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop Is | by Nnamdi Anyadu

It is: I. Twenty-three writer-people googling each other before they arrive for ten days of reading and writing at a beautiful waterside hotel in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. II. Emails of short stories, of creative non-fiction pieces, of links to Wikipedia pages. III. Reading. IV.  An excellent reception from Okey Adichie — the man with the warmest smile; making Kenechi […]

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Answering Chimamanda’s Call | By Akwaeke Emezi

I became a fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie only last year, on the abandoned dance floor of a gay club in Syracuse, with a music video DJ throwing up selections on the TV screens scattered between empty pink and blue strobe lights. I had read all her books by then and I’d enjoyed them, although […]

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Fear is a Thing That Evaporates! | My Farafina Workshop Experience | By Eloghosa Osunde

Last month, Eloghosa Osunde took part in one of the most sought-after literary workshops on the continent—The Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop. She spent 10 days in Lagos honing her craft under the tutelage of none other than Chimamanda Adichie. Here is her account of the life-changing experience. Enjoy! and click HERE for all the lovely […]

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All the Lovely Photos from the 2015 Farafina Trust Writing Workshop

Every year, we are inundated with glowing reports from participants in the creative writing workshop convened by Farafina Trust and funded by Nigerian Breweries. The workshop is one of the many writing initiatives that celebrate African writing by seeking to “improve the craft.” According to the conveners of the workshop, the idea is to “encourage […]

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Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

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Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a software engineer, artist and writer who developed a new system for Igbo writing called the Ńdébé […]

All About Nsah Mala’s Cameroonian Children’s Book Coming Out in Spring 2021

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

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Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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