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Jude Idada Awarded 2019 NLNG Prize, for Children’s Novel Exploring Sickle Cell Disease

The Nigerian writer and filmmaker Jude Idada has been awarded the 2019 Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Prize for Literature, for his third children’s book Boom Boom, a novel that explores sickle cell disease. On the shortlist were Dunni Olatunde’s Mysteries at Ebenezer’s Lodge and O.T. Begho’s The Great Walls of Benin. The longlist of […]

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The CORA-NLNG Prize Book Party Was an Evening to Remember

Although the general misconception is that writers and book lovers are boring people, the CORA-The Nigeria Prize for Literature Book Party 2019 is proof of how untrue that is. On the 28th of July, 2019, Shell Hall at The MUSON Centre in Lagos was packed with guests who had come to spend an afternoon with […]

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Jude Idada Lead 2019 NLNG Prize Longlist for Children’s Literature

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Prize for Literature has announced its 2019 longlist, led by I Do Not Come to You by Chance novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and previous prize finalist Jude Idada. At $100,000, the NLNG Prize for Literature is the richest in Africa, and honours a published book. Founded in 2004, it […]

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NLNG Prize-shortlisted Playwright Jude Idada Accuses Nollywood Actress Omoni Oboli of Stealing His Script

The ANA Prize-winning playwright Jude Idada, whose Oduduwa, King of the Edos was shortlisted for the 2014 NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature, has accused Nollywood star actress Omoni Oboli of stealing his script for use in her new film, Okafor’s Law. The accusation, which first surfaced in September of 2016, gained traction this year and […]

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Event | Treat Yourself to a Night of African Stories | Jude Idada’s Toronto Book Launch

For those living in Toronto, here’s is a chance to treat yourself to a special literary night-out. Jude Idada is launching two of his literary works—By My Own Hands + Didi Kanu and the Singing Dwarfs from the North—at a swanky Toronto bar. Enjoy fun conversations about African literature as you sip on delicious beer, […]

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Transforming Nollywood, One Script Writer at a Time—Afrinolly’s Cinema4Change

By Pearl Osibu   I’m Pearl Osibu — Literary writer, blogger, fashion designer. Notice, not a screenwriter. Or shall we say I wasn’t a screenwriter? I, now most definitely, am, and that’s the tale. The rest is detail. Afrinolly partnered with Ford foundation and gathered together a potpourri of writers of different genres— the screenwriters, […]

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Down River Road, a New Print & Online Magazine Exploring the Alternative in Literature, Music, & Visual Art, Calls for Submissions to Second Issue

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A new Nairobi-based print and online magazine, down river road, is exploring the margins, the shifting centers, and the new […]

Dr Stella Nyanzi Wins Appeal at Ugandan Court, Regains Freedom, But Is Possibly Re-arrested

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Dr Stella Nyanzi is free. The academic, feminist and queer rights advocate has been in prison for criticising Uganda’s long-serving […]

Apply for This Fully-funded Creative Writing Scholarship at the University of East Anglia, Sponsored by the Miles Morland Foundation

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The Miles Morland Foundation African Writers’ Scholarship is currently accepting accepting applications for its 2020 program. It is an initiative […]

Chinelo Okparanta Recalls Her First Teenage Crush

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“I was 16 years old, nearly 17, when a boy first expressed interest in me. Or, maybe it was that […]

Namwali Serpell, Maaza Mengiste & Marlon James Are Finalists for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

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Finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced. The Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste is nominated in the […]

Romeo Oriogun Shares Heartfelt, Powerful Personal Story as Anticipation Peaks for His Debut Poetry Collection, Sacrament of Bodies

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Romeo Oriogun’s debut poetry collection Sacrament of Bodies is still some 12 days away from its March 1 publication date […]

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