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African Flavour: A home for African stories and African authors
2 years ago

African Flavour: A home for African stories and African authors

Part of our tradition as African people is gathering to listen and tell stories of ourselves and our history. Stories that are passed down from one generation to the next …
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Brittle Paper Literary Awards: the best of African literature online
2 years ago

Brittle Paper Literary Awards: the best of African literature online

The winners of the 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Awards have been announced. The Brittle Paper Literary Awards was established in August to recognize the finest, original pieces of African writing published online and …
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7 African storybooks my children will read
3 years ago

7 African storybooks my children will read

Literature is an integral component of building language and communication skills. Therefore, bedtime stories and children’s books are the perfect way to hand down stories, and to preserve …
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If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know
4 years ago

If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know

Critically acclaimed Somali-British poet Warsan Shire is the continent’s best known contemporary poet. Winner of the first Brunel University African Poetry Prize, Shire’s work, “the unbearable weight of staying — …
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African Futures Festival
4 years ago

African Futures Festival

This month, the Goethe-Institut will celebrate the future of Africa through the African Futures Festival, a network of three interdisciplinary festivals in Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi that will …
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Prison
5 years ago

Prison

She pushed the rusted gate and it shrieked open, swinging slowly like an aged person. Red lines trickle down her leg like colored spider webs crisscrossing over her …
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Fiction and the City: An Interview with Helon Habila
5 years ago

Fiction and the City: An Interview with Helon Habila

Award-winning author Helon Habila wears many hats. An accomplished writer of three acclaimed novels, Habila is also a professor of Creative Writing at George Mason University. However, his …
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Book Review: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta
5 years ago

Book Review: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

‘Always remember that you are mine,’ says Aku-nna’s father before he dies. But as Aku-nna approaches womanhood her ambitious uncle makes plans to marry her off for a …
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Book Review: Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
5 years ago

Book Review: Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta

Happiness, Like Water was a pleasure to read. In this collection of ten short stories, Chinelo Okparanta takes us to and fro from Nigeria to the USA through the …
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Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief
5 years ago

Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief

If you have ever had a Yahoo! address then chances are that you may have received an email from a Nigerian “business man” promising to sell you something if you …
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