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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 […]

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Saraba manuscript call out (Nigeria only)

So you my Nigerian sibling have a 20,000 and 40,000 words manuscript that just happen to be on your hard disc chilling? Well have I got a deal for you. You are eligible to enter it in a call out made by online magazine Saraba. Nigerian writers resident in Nigeria or elsewhere in the world […]

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Images from the Malawi Story Club’s International literary session

This past month the The Story Club of Malawi hosted an international literary session at the Crossroad Hotel’s auditorium in Lilongwe. The evening included author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga who most famous for her book Nervous Conditions and her movie Neria. It also included Elson Kambalu a visual artist, curator and gallery owner most famous […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 5 images and videos
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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 5 images and videos

Here are some images and video from day five of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone. Yusuf Serunkuma moderates Chuma Nwokolo, Okey Ndibe, Dr Mpalive Msiska and Prof Niyi Osundare The Somaliland Writers Association panel Joe Addo They have a Frantz Fanon university in Hargeisa

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 5 winding it down
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 5 winding it down

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015 is winding down to the sadness of delegates, both local and international, who are interacting, learning and have become friends with one another. There were several highlights from this day. One of these was the luncheon that the Mansour Hotel, which is where all international guests stayed, gave. At […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 4 images and videos
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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 4 images and videos

Here are some images and videos from the fourth day of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone. Maimouna Jallow, Prof Niyi Osundare and Okey Ndibe Chuma Nwokolo and Jonny Steinberg live tweeting event Nimo Jirdeh moderates Ciku Kimeria Mary Harper moderates Maimouna Jallow Prof Mpalive Msiska, Nadifa Mohamed and […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 4 is getting hot in here
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 4 is getting hot in here

As the delegates from around the world get even more acclimatised to the land and people of Somaliland the festival gets better and better. August 4th was the fourth day of the festival and we were now firmly in the second half of activities. There were panels galore with moderators who would grill panelists about […]