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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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Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a […]

Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

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Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short […]

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BUY Cassava | Amazon A new edition of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees is out in Cassava Shorts, a […]

Poda-Poda Stories Calls for Submissions from Sierra Leonean Writers

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Poda-Poda Stories is a new digital platform curating Sierra Leonean literature. The platform was founded by Ngozi Nicole, a Sierra […]

Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light Wins the 2020 Chautauqua Prize

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Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light is the winner of the 2020 Chautauqua Prize. The Chautauqua Prize has been awarded […]

Brittle Paper Quote of the Week — Wole Soyinka

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  The of Quote of the Week is by Wole Soyinka: “The man dies in all who keep silent in […]

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