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Interview | Wale Lawal On Magic, Fantasy, and the Nigerian Obsession with Harry Potter

The month of August opened with a literary phenomenon that took Nigerian Twitter by storm. Wale Lawal sent out a series of tweets in which he imagined what it would be like if there were Nigerian students in Hogwarts—that legendary wizarding boarding school where much of J. K. Rowling’s fantasy series is set. Fellow Nigerian fans of […]

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Wole Soyinka: I Fantasize About Meeting JK Rowling in a Dark Alley

Who knew that our beloved Soyinka had a literary obsession? In a talk presented during a FESPACO 2013 event, titled “A Name is More Than The Tyranny Of Taste,” he goes on and on about his admiration for J. K. Rowling’s enormously successful series, Harry Potter. Read between the lines, and you might hear Soyinka suggesting that […]

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Has J. K. Rowlings Read Fifty Shades of Grey? | VIDEO

In a recent exclusive interview, J. K. Rowling tells UK Guardian’s Decca Aitkenhead that she’s never and will never read Fifty Shades of Grey. Surprised? Click HERE to watch the video and see the blonde billionaire novelist answer questions about everything from disguising herself to go wedding-gown shopping to meeting President Obama and being starstruck. […]

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VIDEO: Is Sony Wonderbook a Book?

The race to find a replacement for books is still on. E-readers are definitely not close to winning. Why? Because they’re trying way too hard to read like books even though they are not books and never will be.  Maybe that’s why Sony might be on to something with the Wonderbook. Reviewers have said good […]

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Bad Cover Day

Oh boy! Book cover disaster of the year. The author of Harry Potter fame recently released the cover of her first novel written for grown ups and this is it. Yeah, ugh! Hope my reaction is different when the book comes out on Sept. 27th.   BOOK SYNOPSIS: When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his […]

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15 Pieces to Guide Your Understanding of Xenophobia in (South) Africa

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Once again, this September, xenophobic violence was unleashed on other Africans, mostly Nigerians, in South Africa: businesses were closed, shops […]

Johary Ravaloson’s Return to the Enchanted Island Is the Second Novel from Madagascar to Be Translated into English

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In May 2018, we brought news of the first novel by a writer from Madagascar to be translated into English: […]

Sundays at Saint Steven’s | Davina Philomena Kawuma | Poetry

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when god runs out of money (how, no one says) once a week, these days, we come to where the […]

Read the First Excerpt from Petina Gappah’s New Novel, Out of Darkness, Shining Light

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Petina Gappah‘s new novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light was released on 10 September by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. […]

We Need To Talk | Muriel Adhiambo | Fiction

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IT WAS A warm, humid night in the lakeside city of Kisumu. Under a starless sky, the women, seated on […]

For World Diabetes Day, Miss BloodSugar Calls for Entries to Competition & Anthology Sponsored by Bella Naija

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Press release: What’s your diabetes story? Are you diabetic? Have you been impacted by the experiences of a family/friend/patient with […]

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