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Nigerian Writer Toni Kan Unveiled as Brand Ambassador for Samsung Galaxy

Something quite unprecedented took place in the Nigerian literary scene this week.  Nigerian writer Toni Kan was made a brand ambassador for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Kan announced it on Facebook two days ago, saying: It is a fabulous time to be a Nigerian writer. I have just been formally announced as brand endorser for […]

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Publishing Opportunity for Nigerian Writers | Saraba Manuscript Project | Entries Now Open

Aspiring writers with completed fiction or non-fiction manuscripts, listen up. The brilliant folks at Saraba Magazine just launched a literary initiative called The Saraba Manuscript Project. Writers are invited to send in completed manuscripts with a chance to win N100,000 ($500) and a publishing deal. The contest is open to Nigerians only. Entries will stay open […]

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Zahra | by Hadiza Muhammad | An African Story

The two women stood at opposite ends of the kitchen like military men at their duty post. The pot of water gurgling on the water was the only noise Zahra could hear. As Mama walked to the cooker, Ummi walked towards the cabinet to pick up a small pot. When seven year old Zahra raised […]

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Ikhide Ikheloa is Asking Readers to Boycott President Obasanjo’s Memoir

I don’t want to start any controversy except to draw your attention to Ikhide Ikheloa’s Facebook status regarding ex-President Obasanjo’s recently published memoir, titled My Watch. Word on the street says the memoir will cause a “political earthquake” when it hits the market. If the recent legal sanction against publishing the book is anything to go by, […]

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“Boredom Forced Us To Write” — 6 Weeks at Ebedi Writers Residency by K. Uzochukwu

  Between the months of March and April, 2014, I was a resident writer at the Ebedi International Writers Residency. The residency gives writers the time and space to concentrate on their writings in an environment conducive to creativity, with free room and board, as well as a weekly stipend. The residency is housed in […]

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Stunning Photographs in Teju Cole’s Lagos Novella

  As far as contemporary African writing goes, the US release of Everyday for the Thief, a novella by Teju Cole, was a nice way to bring the first quarter of 2014 to a close. When the book was first published in Nigeria a few years ago by Nigeria’s premier indie publisher, Cassava Republic, it was […]

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Quagmire by Pearl Osibu | A Brittle Paper Storyteller

What does it take to become a man’s dream woman? In this story about promises that are broken even before they are made, Pearl Osibu is wondering whether being perfect, being everything you think a man wants you to be is the way to a man’s heart.  Osibu writes in a delicate voice rounded out […]

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Andrew Oki’s Bonfires of the Gods: A Novel That Refuses to Forget

Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun is, perhaps, the most popular among a small body of Nigerian novels that try to think seriously about violent events that have taken place in the nation’s past. Adichie has said in interviews that the novel comes from her unease about the fact that an event as catastrophic […]

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Tomi Adeyemi Brings Black Girl Magic and Nigerian Excellence to Maison Valentino

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Last week, Italian fashion house Maison Valentino premiered its short film series entitled “In Conversation With” on YouTube featuring Nigerian-American […]

Between Colours, Senses, Words and Worlds: Harry Garuba’s Transition | Katleho Kano Shoro | Poetry

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For Professor Harry Garuba You are in a lime green, waterproof jacket hooded. Restlessly standing on the pavement— overhead: grey […]

Laila Lalami’s Forthcoming Memoir Conditional Citizens Recounts Her Journey from Moroccan Immigrant to U.S. Citizen

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Moroccan-American author Laila Lalami has a new book forthcoming on April 28, 2020 from Pantheon Books. Titled Conditional Citizens, the […]

Neighbors (A Quarantine-Themed Fiction) | E. C. Osondu

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My neighbor Vinny Capriani is a great neighbor. I’m happy to have him as one. I live in a state […]

Tope Folarin and Nnamdi Ehirim Longlisted for the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novel Award

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Tope Folarin and Nnamdi Ehirim are both on the longlist of the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novel Award. The annual […]

Credo Mutwa, Celebrated South African Healer and Author, Dies at 98

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Credo Mutwa, celebrated South African traditional healer and author of several books, died following a period of ill health on […]

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