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South Africa’s Shafinaaz Hassim for Malawi

Shafinaaz Hassim is a South African author, poet and sociologist. Her works include “Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective” (2007) and “Memoirs For Kimya” (2009). The most recent novel of the editor of “Belly of Fire: an anthology” (2011) is “SoPhia” (Nov,2012) a book dealing with domestic violence. She was […]

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A review of Ciku Kimeria’s Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges

Book: Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges Author: Ciku Kimeria Publisher: Self Year of publication: 2013 Number of pages: 127 Genre: Drama Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges is the debut novel of Kenyan writer Ciku Kimeria. The book tells the tale of married couple Njogu, his wife Wambui and Nyambura the mistress/side dish/mpango wa kando/small house/add […]

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Long Story Short: Niq Mhlongo next on line

South African author Niq Mhlongo is next in line for the Long Story Short project with his story Gollywood Drama being read by theatre heavy weight Mbali Kgosidintsi. The reading will be happening at 532 Love Lane Street, Hammanskraal (Hammanskraal Community Library) on 25th April. The Long Story Short Project aims at celebrating and elevating […]

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A snapshot of the Time of the Writer 2015

It was all happening at the from when a whole bunch of writers converged at Durban, South Africa on 16-21 March. This bunch of writers or is it gaggle of writers or a bar of writers or wit of writers or a… Anyway these writers from all corners of the continent were joined by a […]

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Short Story Day calls out for stories for new anthology

A few days ago we covered the launch of Terra Cotta the anthology from our good friends at Short Story Day. If you want to be seen smiling in the next anthology then this is your chance with their new offering themed around “Water.” If you are an African citizen or person part of the […]

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Writivism Festival 2015 set for June

The Writivism Festival is set to happen at Makerere University and the National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda from 16th to 22nd June 2015. It is part of the annual Writivism cycle that includes workshops, mentoring, publishing, a short story prize and a schools programme. This year the festival will be hosting some pretty cool people […]