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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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How Egyptian Music Icon Abdel Halim Hafez Became a Centrepiece in Safia Elhillo’s “The January Children”

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Sudanese poet Safia Elhillo has received the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, with her poem “application for assylum” shortlisted […]

Heaven Is a Place South of Here | Kanyinsola Olorunninsola | Memoir

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And because no man is permitted entry into heaven without a sacrifice of his own. . . the story of […]

Lupita Nyong’o Announces New Children’s Book, “Sulwe”

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Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has announced a new children’s book titled Sulwe. The book, reports The New York Times, […]

14: An Anthology of Queer Art | Vol. 2: The Inward Gaze

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A few days ago, we announced the gorgeous cover for the LGBTQI art collective 14’s second volume, which featured snippets […]

The “Black Panther” Comic: Nnedi Okorafor Says Wakanda Is “Close to” Kenyan County

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The forthcoming Black Panther movie, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, has generated a world of hype. To sustain […]

Opportunity for African Writers | Submit to AFREADA’s Valentine’s Day Contest and Anthology

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AFREADA magazine is putting together a Valentine/love-themed anthology. Founded by its editor Nancy Adimora, who contributed to our Christmas books-to-read […]

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