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Submit to Write Ghana’s Ga Poetry Anthology

Write Ghana is a literary non-profit that showcases, promotes and documents Ghanaian languages and literature. One of their initiatives is an annual literary festival in collaboration with Goethe Institut as well as a short story prize for literature in Ghanaian languages. They recently put out a call for submissions for an anthology of poetry in […]

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Africa: SLOWLY and QUIETLY | by Nene Tetteh Adusu | African Poetry

Slowly and quietly, The wheel of patriotism Is rolling out of Africanism. Slowly and quietly, The wheels of corruption, The wheels of selfishness, All, loftily and grandly roll in. Slowly and quietly, The people are indifferent, The leaders are different, Untied are our aspirations- Preach Yes and live No. Slowly and quietly, The angry winds […]

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“The Smell of Human Flesh” — Poems by Nana Brantuo | Brittle Paper Poet

Nana Brantuo describes herself as a Ghanaian/Sierra Leonean American. In the two poems featured here—“Elmina” and “Kwesi”—she expresses so much so beautifully with so little. Her poems are short, packed full of meaning, and pleasant to read, with just the right amount of sadness to leave you hankering for more.    Elmina The smell of […]

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Songs of Sorrow by Kofi Awoonor

Dzogbese Lisa has treated me thus It has led me among the sharps of the forest Returning is not possible And going forward is a great difficulty The affairs of this world are like the chameleon faeces Into which I have stepped When I clean it cannot go. I am on the world’s extreme corner, […]

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#africanvalentine: Love Poem by Kwesi Brew

The Mesh by Kwesi Brew We have come to the cross-roads And I must either leave or come with you. I lingered over the choice But in the darkness of my doubts You lifted the lamp of love And I saw in your face The road that I should take.   There aren’t that many love […]

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Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama OBE (Open to Black British Writers)

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The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has launched a new scholarship aimed at providing “writers on low-income and/or from communities currently under-represented […]

Watch Joseph Adesunloye’s Documentary Film on The AKO Caine Prize

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A few weeks ago, the AKO Caine Prize organizers announced that the award dinner held at the British Library will […]

Two African Writers Featured in Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire's Poetry Featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King Visual Album (1)

Beyoncé’s new visual album Black Is King is making waves, but the exciting part is that there are two African […]

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat’s Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat's Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian author Mihret Sibhat’s debut novel The History of a Difficult Child, about “a girl child contending with familial & […]

Idza Luhumyo Wins Inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award

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Idza Luhumyo was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award. The award […]

Video | Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga Released After Her Arrest on July 31

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Days after Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was longlisted for the Booker Prize, she was arrested while protesting. The arrest took […]

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