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This Thing Will Kill This Child | By Edwin Madu | An African Story

My earliest memory of the word okada is of a time in 2001. I am fairly certain it was the year after my father moved us to the new house in Mushin from the old one in Surulere. Our new street was dirty. Rats cat-walked past immobile cars while their engines revved, signaling the struggle […]

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Fated | Fortune Ohaegbulam | An African Story

I took a long drag of the cigarette and my lungs almost exploded. This was the first time I was smoking after I made the decision to quit a long while back. The hot sensation coursing through my insides was what my body needed at the moment. I exhaled and immediately asked the kiosk attendant to fix […]

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Luna Press’ Harvester Series Includes New Collections by Wole Talabi and Nick Woods

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As part of its Harvester Series, a publication programme for collections of old and new stories plus bonus material, the […]

Tade Thompson Wins Arthur C Clarke Award, for Rosewater, the First Novel in His Wormwood Trilogy

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The Nigerian writer and psychiatrist Tade Thompson has won the 2019 Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s premier honour for […]

In Her Debut Memoir, Bassey Ikpi Deepens Our Understanding of Mental Health by Sharing Her Own Journey

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In 2004, while on tour with Def Poetry Jam, the Nigerian poet and spoken word artist Bassey Ikpi was diagnosed […]

Wo̩lé S̩óyinká’s Forthcoming Book, His 50th at Age 85, Looks at the Aesthetics, Traditions, & Histories of African Art

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Fresh from celebrations for his 85th birthday days ago, Wo̩lé S̩óyinká has a new book coming. An expansion of his […]

Royal African Society: The UK Home Office Visa Service Discriminating Against Africans

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The following is a press release by the Royal African Society.  Home Office Visa Service Discriminating Against Africans “Home Office […]

The Auditory Art of Storytelling in A Small Silence | Reviews by Ainehi

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  A Small Silence is the debut novel by Nigerian poet Jumoke Verissimo. The story is sad, funny, and inspiring […]

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