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A Matatu, a Blind Date, and a Haughty Girl | by Kimuyu Kariuki | An African Story

I’m running late. I have just lied to baba again. I do that a lot nowadays. Baba doesn’t understand that I am a girl and that a girl has needs. I have to look like Barbie—the one beside my bed. That’s the only way I’ll find my prince charming. My prince charming? I’m smiling as […]

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Kanyambus Nightmare | by Kimuyu Kariuki | An African Story

Mutiso has just caved into our house. He was fixing the roof, and he didn’t know the roof was made of clay. He has created a big hole in the roof, and mom is laughing uncontrollably. Chagrined Mutiso is still in shock. It happened so fast, but he’s unhurt. Dad has a side smile. He […]

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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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