Hey, guys. We have successfully skipped through another 30+ days in 2017, which means it’s time to sink your teeth in new African literature. Yay!! This month, Nigerians finally have the chance to get their hands on another book on the Bailey’s Prize shortlist, The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotosho, without breaking the bank. I have high expectations for this book in particular because my first read by this author was a real lemon. You can find my rant/review here. However, I have heard great things about The Woman Next Door and I can’t wait to find out if […]
The annual Critic Challenge is a call for critics and critical writers in the culture scene in Africa. Organised for the first time by CREETIQ, the foremost aggregator of African films, music and literature. The focus for the maiden edition is on critical commentary on works of art in films, music and literature, produced or released between 2016 and 2017 that embodies this year’s theme “rewriting the African narrative”. The Critic Challenge aims to encourage and reward talented critical writers to awaken a seeming latent and fast declining reviewing culture in the creative industry in Africa. Beyond the economics of […]
Hey guys, Welcome To April!! It’s time to introduce you to exciting new releases by African Authors. This month is kinda special to me because both of the books on this list have been on my mind since 2016 and I am so excited that I’ll get to smell at least one of them before the month ends. Yipee!! The books of April are both by Nigerian Women, both debuts, and both by brilliant writers. I have read most of Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo already if you consider listening to it reading. I know, but I was so curious I couldn’t […]
Welcome To March, Book Lovers! Time to look through new African Literature coming out this month. As usual, you are all invited to mention new books by African Authors. I’ll be updating this post throughout the month. This month we have a promising debut author and a highly acclaimed veteran serving us literary goodness. This month we have a promising debut author and a highly acclaimed veteran serving us literary goodness. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Release Date: March 7, 2017 From the best-selling author of We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful statement about feminism today. Written as a letter […]
The 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize is now open for entries from unpublished African Writers. The Annual Award for emerging writers is governed by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE).