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Critical Muslim’s Issue 30, Guest-edited by Yovanka Paquete & Henry Brefo, Navigates the Rich Cultural and Political Geography of West Africa

The 30th issue of Critical Muslim, the influential Hurst quarterly showcasing ground-breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world, focuses on West Africa. Guest-edited by Bissau-Guinean writer Yovanka Paquete Perdigao and Henry Brefo, it features short stories by the Cameroonian Bakwa Magazine editor Dzekashu Mcviban […]

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BookShyBooks Lists 12 Female Zimbabwean Writers You Should Know and Read

BookShyBooks blog, run by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, has compiled a list of 12 female Zimbabwean writers and their works. The list contains such known titles as Tsitsi Dangaremgba’s novels Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not and the forthcoming This Mournable Body; Yvonne Vera’s Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals?, Nehanda, Without a Name, Under The Tongue, Butterfly Burning and The Stone Virgins; Petina Gappah’s story collections An […]

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Not Another Book Podcast Is the Hippest Thing in African Literature Right Now

If you’re not listening to Not Another Book Podcast, you are missing out on the chance to stay informed on all the cool stuff happening on the African literary scene. Backed by UK-based production company Shoutout Network, Not Another Book Podcast is a 3-woman show offering a “brutally honest, nuanced, and witty” take on African […]

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#Valentine2017 | 6 African Novels About Heartbreak | by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed

… because it’s not always about roses and sunshine, here’s a reading list this Valentine’s. Call it a reminder that with love, often also comes heartbreak. Thankfully, in African literature this heartbreak leads to some of the most beautiful texts. In their own way, these texts celebrate true love by showing us the risks and complications of […]

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Binyavanga Wainaina, Bestselling Author, Queer Icon, and Great Literary Influencer, Passes on at 48

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Binyavanga Wainaina, the great Kenyan writer, bestselling memoirist, queer icon, beloved literary influencer, and arguably the best prose writer of […]

Membrane: A Festival of African Literatures and Ideas | May 23-26 in Stuttgart

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Three major cultural organizations in Germany, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Institut français and Akademie Schloss Solitude, are hosting a four-day international literary […]

Akachi Chukwuemeka, Poet and Editor of the University of Nigeria’s Literary Journal The Muse, Passes on at 21

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Chukwuemeka “Akachi” Emmanuel Ugwoke, a Nigerian poet and editor of The Muse, the literary journal of the University of Nigeria, […]

The Caine Prize Announces 2019 Shortlist

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Five writers—from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria—have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize, for short stories that explore “the […]

Short Story Day Africa Announces 2019 Prize Theme: Disruption

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Short Story Day Africa has announced the theme for its 2019 Prize: “Disruption.” The prize will be open to submissions […]

Nnedi Okorafor, Tomi Adeyemi, Tiah Beautement, Tendai Huchu, Imraan Coovadia Make 28-Strong Shortlists for $3,000 Nommo Awards

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The shortlists for the 2019 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced. This comes weeks after the […]

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