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Dami Ajayi’s Ghanaian adventure

Dami Ajayi is a very special fellow. By day he is known as Dr Ajayi the trainee psychiatrist who ensures that patients get the best mental care that a doctor can give. By night however, this Nigerian man turns into Dami Ajayi, poet, literary magazine founder and editor. His poetry collection Clinical Blues is one […]

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Dayo Ntwari to read at Goethe Kigali

Dayo Ntwari has been having a great year. The Rwandan writer with the Nigerian connection started his writing year with a shortlist on the Writivism Short Story prize. This was followed with a shortlist for the inaugural Huza Press Short Story Award the first in Rwanda. He is also on the longlist for Short Story […]

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Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numero deux

The last day of the Storymoja Festival 2015 was on Sunday. The Arboretum, like the name tells you, is a place dedicated to trees so on a typical weekend you will find a specific demographic there. It’s a special mix of lovers courting, joggers err… jogging and people doing picnics with religious organisations making it […]

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Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numbero uno

The Storymoja festival was in high gear at its new venue the Nairobi Arboretum. The activities were mainly targeted at the younger Kenyan population to get them to understand the importance of reading. School children attended the festival from Wednesday to Friday and were wowed by Reading Ambassadors like Sauti Sol and Anto Neosoul. In […]

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Writivism 2016 Creative Writing Workshops Callout

A callout for the Writivism 2016 workshops to be held next year in five different African cities was announced at the Storymoja Festival on Friday 19th September 2015. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, if you think that you have got what it takes to hack it in the writing game then this is your chance. […]

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The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here!

The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here ladies and gentlemen! The hype and the tweets and the Facebook statuses and Instagram posts and the planning has culminated to one of the biggest cultural event in the region is upon us. The festival promises some of the best discussions with the book being at the centre of […]

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Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg

It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many other events that don’t have the same amount of interest but have personalities that we can’t ignore. Take for instance the 3rd African Women Writers that is set to happen […]