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Insane living | Dorothie Ayebazibwe | 3rd Prize Winner of Babishai Niwe Poetry Award

I leap and clap and, in ecstasy, sway To a beat that—they claim—is only in my head. I scream with delight at the clouds, all so bright, In yellows and golds and silvers and reds And yet they insist the sky is just blue-white. The sky softly whispers, a quick contradiction, “Don’t worry,” it says, […]

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Blood and Water | by Elizabeth Muchemwa | 2nd Prize Winner of Babishai Niwe Poetry Award

  He washes his hands in streams she has made. Rivers flowing beneath her eyes have Salted the land with the acrid taste of her Hate. Wells have risen to pool within her, catching the cries that would speak her Hurt. He washes his hands in streams she has made. She dreams sonic dreams with […]

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Bernardine Evaristo: Your Guide to All Eight Books by the Booker Prize Winner

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While better known in the African literary scene as the founder of the massively influential Brunel International African Poetry Prize, […]

TJ Benson’s Forthcoming Novel, The Madhouse, Follows a Troubled Family Across Four Decades

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The Nigerian writer TJ Benson has a new novel set to be published by Masobe Books in 2020. A new […]

The Guardian UK Criticized for Headline Calling Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning Novel Obscure

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Right after Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, the UK’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

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The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, […]

The Queen of Dahomey: Episode Three | The Witches of Auchi Series | Anthony Azekwoh

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There was an old woman with a ragged scar on her cheek who lived alone on the outskirts of Dahomey. […]

Befeqadu Hailu, Ethiopian Writer-Activist & Co-founder of Zone 9 Blog, Named 2019 International Writer of Courage

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Befeqadu Hailu, the Ethiopian writer, activist, and co-founder of the Amharic-language human rights platform Zone 9 Blogging Collective, has been […]

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