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The Last Word | Michael Emmanuel | Fiction

You broke up on Saturday, when the sun had just come up. He wore blue trousers and a shirt pressed against his chest. You spotted the tie and knew something was terribly wrong. It’d been one week since he donned the tie. He’d crashed into your weekend and said, in his flattest voice, “Yemisi had […]

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Ankara Press Adds Two New Titles to Its Hit African Romance Series

Lovers of African romance, rejoice! In the spirit of Valentine’s and all things love-related, Ankara Press has just added two new titles to its romance e-book series. Kudos to Cassava Republic Press for working so hard to consistently expand the catalogue of the romance imprint with new and exciting stories that explore the love, life and […]

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Perfumes | by Mimi Adebayo | African Fiction

“I married my husband, Tolu, because he understood, to an extent, the sanctity of scents.”   *** THESE DAYS, I smell like someone else. No, I smell like many people else. I changed my perfume as soon as Thomas passed. Haha. It’s funny the way we say ‘passed’ as if we are talking about something […]

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Emergence | by Ivor W. Hartmann | African Sci-fi

They laid the train tracks back to front and this caused a great deal of confusion—you’d think you were on the train to New York and arrived in Kinshasa, or to Shanghai and found yourself lost in Istanbul. New technology, quantum improbabilities, entangled tracks, spaghetti wormholes, random destinations, we were the living future but it […]

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Things I Taught You | by Danvictor Ebirim | African Poetry

Time flies. Days turn to night, Or is it the other way I’ve lost track of time, Or am I wrong? Like rugby, Things I Taught you, A scrum, bodies entangled You found it funny. I found it rough. You Said it’s because I like to be different. I think not. Maybe I am wrong, […]

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Obioma | by Shayera Dark | An African Story

“It was an entrapment. They blackmailed me.” It was 3am Dakar time. I was sitting up now in bed, my back against the wooden head-board, legs hidden under the cover. Sleep had long been replaced with shock and smoldering fury. The room was morosely dark, a perfect reflection of the feelings enveloping me. Why would […]

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The Qurian and the Earthling | by Catherine Oyiliagu | An African Story

Quron was a planet of sand and rock, grasslands and forests, lakes and rivers. It teemed with life, the way Earth once did. With night falling, Azkin’s Cove was virtually deserted. One Earthling and one Qurian remained. Both tall and lean, they stood close together on the small, enclosed beach, watching the vertical fall of […]

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Heyday | by Chimezie Chika | An African Story

Car headlights, like several pairs of feline eyes, go back and forth. Beyond the telephone pylons and the electric poles on both sides of the road, a grey dawn is emerging through nebulous horizons. The bus stops at the junction where the tarmac meets the sandy rutted street road. I get off with a deep […]

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Nnedi Okorafor, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Wole Talabi, Sibongile Fisher Lead 2018 Nommo Awards Shortlists

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The 2018 shortlists for the four Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have just been announced. Among the shortlisted […]

GoFundMe | Please Donate to Help Get Selves Nonfiction Anthology into Print

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The team behind the remarkable e-anthology, Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, led by its curator, Basit Jamiu, have […]

New Collection of Plays Shines Light on African Women Playwrights

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There are many literary projects making a difference in the way we read and talk about African literature. One of […]

Chibundu Onuzo is Coming to America! | See All the Dates

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US-based fans of Chibundu Onuzo are in luck. Her critically acclaimed second novel Welcome to Lagos will officially be released in […]

“I Pushed His Hand Away…Gently”: Chimamanda Adichie on Being Sexually Harassed at 17

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At the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, held 15-17 April, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about “a powerful man in the […]

Poet Nacima Qorane Sentenced to Jail in Somaliland for Advocating for a Reunified Somalia

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A court in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland has sentenced poet Nacima Qorane to three years in jail for her […]

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