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Jowhor Ile is the First Nigerian to Win the Etisalat Prize for Literature

Jowhor Ile has been awarded the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his debut novel And After Many Days, making him the first Nigerian to take the prize in its four years. The event was held an hour ago in Lagos. The $15,000 Etisalat Prize for Literature is awarded to the best debut book of […]

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African Literature as Medicine: The 2016 Etisalat Prize Shortlist | By David Evans

On May 20, the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature—awarded to a first-time African fiction book author—will be announced. Which of the three shortlisted novels is worthy of the prize? All of them! But if your soul is ailing, there is a novel here to comfort you. Ailment: Hubris. Physician: Julie Iromuanya. Prescription: Mr. […]

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The Best African Reads of August

The year is zipping by so fast and with all the crazy things happening in the world it’s hard to find a moment’s peace. We’ve hand-picked six books to help you block out all the noise in the glorious month of August. So whenever you can this month, steal a moment or two from your […]

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Chigozie Obioma on Jowhor Ile’s Debut Novel | Good Opening, Awkward Ending

Johwor Ile’s And After Many Days is one of the most highly anticipated and much talked-about African novels of 2016. The novel is finally out! It is a suspenseful family drama that tells the story of a Port Harcourt household struggling to come to terms with the sudden disappearance of a child. The novel comes highly recommended by high […]

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The Coolest African Writers Selfie Ever!

  This picture made us smile and hope it makes you smile too. Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget to smile. Remember, one size fits all! Chibundu Onuzo, Sabo Sabo, Dinachi Onuzo, Ike Echeruo, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Ike Anya, Victor Ehikhamenor, Helon Habila and Jowhor Ile at Victor Ehikhamenor’s exhibition at the Gallery of […]

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Chimamanda Says He is Spectacular—Meet Jowhor Ile, a New Voice in African Fiction

“But now the shivering has stopped. Gathered itself and lifted. For a moment it hung over me like a hat; now it sits on top of the wardrobe at the end of the room, grinning. Like a naughty girl in a short skirt. I feel it moving to the window but what is there to […]

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Afternoon Street by Jowhor Ile

Sleep stays away at night. In the morning strangers visit me. For most of the day there is just the fever, hot and angry-coloured. The clock on the table says 3:05 p.m. I have been sprawled on the bed for two days; my head cannot lift from the pillow. The table vibrates. My phone is […]

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Apply to BlackBird Books’ 4-Week Residency for Black Womxn Writers

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The South Africa-based publishing press Blackbird Books, in collaboration with Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative, is calling […]

Richard Akuson, Founder of A Nasty Boy, Reflects on Homophobia, Being Censored by Family, & a Personal Irony of Queer Pride

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In 2017, the Nigerian lawyer Richard Akuson founded A Nasty Boy, a magazine that used provocative photography and fashion to […]

Helen Moffett, Editing Mentor at Short Story Day Africa, on the Necessity of Trust between Editors and Writers

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Most of the people who work behind the scenes to hold up literary institutions mostly go unacknowledged in public, their […]

British Airways under Pressure Over Mishandling of Nigerian Poet Dami Ajayi’s Stolen Laptop, Four Days After It Was Reported

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On 9 July, on a British Airways flight from London to Lagos, the Nigerian poet Dami Ajayi‘s laptop was stolen. […]

StoryBundle is Offering Ten Sci-fi Books for One Small Price

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StoryBundle is an online platform giving readers the choice to pay what they want for books. They work with authors […]

Pioneering Publisher & Editor Margaret Busby Receives the Inaugural Africa Writes Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Ghanaian-born editor Margaret Busby, Britain’s first Black female book publisher and at the time its youngest, has been honoured […]

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