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Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim #OccupyGoetheLagos #Labaf2015

The Goethe Institut in Lagos hosted Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, two of the hottest writers on the African continent right now, to a British Council-sponsored event as part of the Lagos Book and Arts Festival. The two writers whose newest books Born On a Tuesday (Cassava Republic) for Elnathan and Season of Crimson […]

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British Council’s publishing Creative Hustle at the Lagos Theatre #LABAF2015

The British Council hosted Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Eghosa Imasuen and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, three heavyweights in new African writing at the Lagos National Theatre on Friday morning. It has been as part of the many activities that is the Lagos Festival of Books and Arts aka Labaf. The British Council has been doing a series of […]

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 longlist announced

The longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature for 2015 was announced today. The prize launched in June 2013 as the first pan-African prize pen solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious literary prize for African fiction. Previous winners of the prize include Noviolet […]

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Babishai Niwe poetry mentorship program for May 2016

We all know the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation which ensures that poetry gets its space at the literature table on the African continent. They have been doing this with first a poetry prize as well as a festival at their Kampala, Uganda base. Now the team at Babishai Niwe is set to launch their pilot […]