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Photos & Recap | The First Sierra Leone National Book Fair | Stephen Ney & Karim Bah

The first Sierra Leone National Book Fair took place between December 5 to December 7, 2019, in Freetown, at the 50/50 Hall on Tower Hill. Total attendance over the three days was close to a thousand. While the fair was attended by government ministers and scholars from most of Sierra Leone’s main universities, over half […]

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DCTV Presents | The Poets, the Documentary of Syl Cheney-Coker & Niyi Osundare’s Friendship, Will Be Screening in New York City on 13 May

In July 2018, we covered the arrival of The Poets, the documentary of the Sierra Leonean poet Syl Cheney-Coker and the Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare’s friendship. The film will now screen in New York City on 13 May, as part of the DCTV screening and event series, “DCTV Presents Spring 2019.” DCTV is a nonprofit […]

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Watch Trailer | The Poets is a Documentary Film Celebrating Niyi Osundare and Syl Cheney-Coker’s Friendship

The Poets, a new documentary film, celebrates the friendship between the Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare and the Sierra Leonean poet Syl Cheney-Coker. It is directed by New York-based filmmaker Chivas DeVinck and distributed by Icarus Films. Here is a synopsis on YouTube. The Poets is a documentary that follows two acclaimed West African poets, and […]

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The 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize is Now Open for Entry

Apply for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is open for entry as of today. The $35,000 prize annually rewards an “influential work […]

July 10 | Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwa on Conversations Across the Diaspora

July 10 _ Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwas on Conversations Across the Diaspora

Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of In Dependence (2008) and Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun (2016), has teamed up […]

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year in the British Book Awards

  Bernardine Evaristo’s winning streak continues as she dominates two categories of the 2020 British Book Awards: Best Fiction Book […]

Apply for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarship | £27,000 for Nonfiction, £18,000 Fiction

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarships. The awards offer a fiction […]

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity | Here is How to Nominate Someone

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity _ Here is How to Nominate Someone

Nominations for The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity is officially open. The new prize, co-presented by digital media platform […]

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria | Chude Jideonwo

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria _ Chude Jideonwo (2)

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month​—​a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity […]

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