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Sahro Ahmed Koshin book “Sounds of Laughter” launches in Nairobi

Sahro Ahmed Koshin was born in Mogadishu before moving first to Lusaka, Zambia and then the Netherlands where she completed her undergraduate and masters education. She then moved back to Somalia for work reasons. She founded the Puntland Women Writers Association which brings together women writers based in the Puntland region last year. Koshin who […]

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Parresia Books announces its (gorgeous) 2015 authors

Parresia have just announced their 2015 List for the Parrésia Books imprint. They made the selection from manuscripts submitted from within Nigeria and from outside the country. From these, which were in the hundreds, four manuscripts were chosen to go on to literary glory. They belong to Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Maik Nwosu and […]

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Noo Saro-Wiwa travel book Looking for Transwonderland now in Italian

Travel writing the world over has been in main an genre that seems to be belong to one type of person; white, male and privileged. Voices that are not from this demographic talking about what you can see from around the world in book form are far and few between. This is why when you […]

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Doreen Baingana’s “Tropical Fish” for #LongStoryShort in August

Doreen Baingana is not a new name on this blog. The Ugandan writer emerged in 2005 with her collection of short stories Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe (my review) which established her as the golden girl of Ugandan literature. For that book she won an AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Prize for […]

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Esther Armah is August’s Writers Project of Ghana author

Esther Armah is an international award-winning journalist working in print, radio and television. She is also a playwright, writer and lecturer. Armah is host and executive producer of the weekly radio talk show ‘The Spin’, a global production via BBC Accra and NPR New York which airs on Ghana’s Citi FM every Wednesday at 7.05 […]

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Rwandan anthology shortlist announced

I have been keeping you abreast of an exciting new project coming out of Rwanda. Huza Press a publisher in the country are currently in the process of coming out with a new anthology with stories from the East African country. The publisher has just announced the shortlist from the longer list of writers in […]

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Excerpt from Jagero Oduor’s newest novel Ghosts of 1894

Jagero Oduor is the writer behind the novel True Lies, a story set in the dramatic public transport system that Kenyans have to navigate through on a daily basis. He has been getting rave reviews from readers in Nairobi, Kisumu and Kampala and other cities where has launched. Ten years ago he ventured into Rwanda […]