Tag: african literature

Nelson C.JAugust 31, 2020

From Lolwe to Isele Magazine, Africa’s literary ecosystem is seeing a radical revival powered by young people

Between 2015-2019, the world saw the birth, end and enduring stagnancy of up to five African literary magazines. From Kenya’s ...

EditorJuly 31, 2017

Brittle Paper is hosting Romeo Oriogun and Arinze Ifeakandu to talk Queer Lit this August

Literary magazine, Brittle Paper has really come through in 2017 for Nigerian queer writers and queer writing. From promoting Holy ...

RoqeebahJanuary 13, 2017

6 reasons you should reconsider Flora Nwapa as your role model

If we asked you to reel off your female heroes, the list may go something like: “Mo Abudu, Onyeka Onwenu, ...

RoqeebahNovember 25, 2016

New frontiers: Crime fiction and everything else to expect from African literature

RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant editor.

Faisal AdamuAugust 6, 2015

Safiya Salau’s Short stories: Salt Water

…written by Safiya Salau.   We never knew ocean waves could get so angry until today. The way they crushed ...

Faisal AdamuAugust 2, 2015

Safiya Salau’s Short Stories: Chemical X

… a poem by Safiya Salau.   Curiosity got the best of us. Better than best, it got the greater ...

March 10, 2014

Uduak Oduok: No Ma’am, Chimamanda Adichie’s use of “F__k you” on TV is NOT free speech

by Uduak Oduok Let’s separate the two issues. The choice of language is not the issue. The appropriate forum for ...

August 5, 2013

Book review: Romance amidst bloodletting – Andrew Eseimokumo Oki’s Bonfires of the Gods

by Echezonachukwu Nduka   In recent times, African literature and story-telling in particular is witnessing a fruitful harvest of certain ...

July 16, 2013

SK Johnson on Chimamanda Adichie, her ‘boys’ and the Caine Prize

  I’m not even sure why I’m typing this because there have been a flurry of blog posts and articles ...

April 20, 2013

Opinion: Don’t be deceived – Chimamanda Adichie is no Achebe

by Okezie J.S. Nwoka The Alili is a centipede; a centipede has one hundred legs. That is what it claims. ...

July 3, 2012

Nigeria’s Babatunde Rotimi wins Caine Prize for story ‘Bombay’s Republic’

by Isi Esene Nigerian writer Rotimi Babatunde has won this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. The £10,000 ($15,700) prize was ...

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