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A Hanging Cold Shadow (Or Ghosting: The Millennial’s Epidemic) | by Keside Anosike

If there is something we millenials prepare for, on the glimmer of love, (or, if not love in its entirety, then close enough to be confused with it just by its performances), it is not heartbreak but ghosting, which in parts is more devastating because of the absence of a definition. This sudden collapse of […]

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The Girl Who Stayed (Trigger Warning) | By Adaeze Emecheta | Poetry

  Let me trivialize your bullshit. Come closer and whisper those lies in my ear, dear. Coo empty promises of your evolution: How you are a better man than you were yesterday. By my prediction it’ll be 2066 and our home will be peaceful, and palm trees will sway like the waists of those who […]

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14 Americanah Quotes on Love, Life and Relationships

Ifemelu, the protagonist of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, is certainly a favorite among lovers of contemporary African literature. In the course of the novel, Ifemelu has three love interests: Obinze, her high school sweetheart and first love; Curt, a wealthy, leisurely White-American that she meets through her babysitting job; and Blaine, a Black-American  academic that […]

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Lost in Transfusion | by Tolulope Popoola | Flash Fiction

A doctor came out of the operating theatre and a nurse walked over to him, said a few words and pointed at me. The doctor walked towards me and held out his hand as he smiled at me. “Congratulations,” he said. “I’m the consultant on your wife’s case. She has been delivered of a bouncing […]

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Independence | Stephanie Wanga | An African Story

It is 1963. The countdown starts; steady, sure, rhythmical. The floodlights go out for a full thirty seconds. It is dark, and it is thrilling. I am holding my breath. The floodlights come back on, and the air carries our triumph and our tears. The Union Jack is down. Our flag is up. A new […]

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Pool Side | by Simisola Adeyinka | An African Story

  Tumi had a way of looking at people whenever she spoke to them. She never let her eyes run over your face to assess each feature with unconscious carefulness; instead she stared straight into your eyes. She stared intently until you felt just a wee bit flustered. Did she want a comment? Did she […]

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The Flowers Are For: Counselling Swap | Tolulope Popoola | Flash Fiction

Our Flash Fiction Queen, Ms. Tolulope Popoola, graces our presence with this brand new selection. It’s been a while since we posted her work, and have we missed her! We are loving this particular story because it has Popoola pushing the limits of the flash fiction genre. At 380 words, the story is extremely short, […]

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Black: The Literary Salon | Cassava Republic’s New Event Series to Celebrate Black Writing | 27 February

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Cassava Republic Press, in partnership with A + F Creative, will be launching a series of events to celebrate black […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Hosted Lupita Nyong’o in Lagos: How It Happened + Photos & Video

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Photos credited to CNA’s Team. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie hosted Lupita Nyong’o in a private dinner in Lagos, attended by notable […]

Ukamaka Olisakwe’s Forthcoming Novel, Ogadinma, Is a Feminist Story Set in ’80s Nigeria

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The Nigerian writer Ukamaka Olisakwe is set to release a new novel. Titled Ogadinma, or Everything Will Be All Right, […]

Resoketswe Manenzhe Wins 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for Her Novel, Scatterlings

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The 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has been awarded to the South African writer Resoketswe Manenzhe for her novel Scatterlings. […]

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 […]

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