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A review of Chimeka Garricks Tomorrow Died Yesterday

Book: Tomorrow Died Yesterday Author: Chimeka Garricks Publisher: Paperworth Books Year of publication: 2010 Number of pages: 428 Genre: Thriller Chimeka Garrick’s debt novel Tomorrow Died Yesterday tracks four characters Doughboy, Amaibi, Kaniye and Tubo who grew up in the oil rich Niger Delta and how their lives end up as they deal with the […]

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A review of Gilbert Muyumbu’s The Noses in Our Family and other short stories

Book: The Noses in Our Family and other short stories Author: Gilbert Muyumbu Publisher: Pangolin Publishers Year of publishers: 2014 Number of pages: 143 Genre: Short story collection Number of stories: 15 The thing with short story collections is that just like a very famous reviewer for the Washington Post, I don’t like them as […]

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Top Writers in New African 100 most influential list.

The New African magazine has published its highly regarded 100 Hundred Most Influential Africans 2014 and it has some of what the team who run the publication considers the Africans to watch in 2014. The list is segmented into different categories like politics, media, arts and culture, business and more. A few of the writers […]

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Morland Writing Scholars 2014 announced

The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) has announced the winners of the 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships. The winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year to write a book. The awards are based on submissions which include a book proposal and an excerpt of published writing. While usually the MMF […]

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Images from the ‘Imagine Africa 500’ workshop in Malawi

The Story Club is an initiative started by Malawian writer Shadreck Chikoti and launched in Lilongwe, Malawi in December 2013. The Club has organised several events since then including live musical performances, a film screening, and talks by writers, filmmakers, and academics. Last week The Story Club in conjunction with Panafrica Publishers, which incidentally Chikoti […]

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Oduor Jagero Launches in Kampala, Uganda

Oduor Jagero is a Kenyan writer who has written a book called True Citizen. The book which he describes as a “satirical thriller” is less satire and more thriller about an epic protest done by some Nairobians against the corrupt traffic police and a transport minister. The author has launched his book in Nairobi and […]

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Noviolet, Chimamanda and Aminatta for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and the company IMPAC. At 100,000 Euros it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The long list for this years awards were announced yesterday and there are […]

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LitFest Harare debuts in Zimbabwe.

With the action having wrapped up in Nigeria with the Ake Festival the literary festival next on our sights has to be LitFest Harare from 27-29 November. The festival will feature writers, critics and readers drawn from around Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Germany and the United Kingdom. It has been done in conjunction with the […]