Poetry Somalia

Saado Cali Warsame Poetry Peace Prize call out

2014 was a horrible day in Somalia as many people lost their lives in a nation that still battles to emerge from decades of strife. One death that didn’t go unnoticed was that of brave human right activist and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame on June 23. She was killed by assailants near her […]

Events Kenya

David G Maillu rocks Nairobi folks

There was so much that happened in the Kenyan literary space in the last week. Jalada Africa turned two with a reading at the Fiesta, Chester house on Thursday evening. There was also a launch of the Chimurenga at the Pawa 254, Maguezi Theatre in Nairobi on Friday. For me though the coolest event had […]

Anthologies Botswana Education

Calling all writers in Botswana! (Water Flow Writer Workshop)

I recently blogged about this years anthology that Short Story Day Africa has been working on called Water. Those who enter the competition are up for some good stuff and the chance to be in one of the coolest anthologies around. Apart from being in the anthology and being in the Caine Prize for African […]

Events Nigeria

Abuja Literary Society hosts Dami Ajayi and Patrick Oguejiofor

The Abuja Literary Society (ALS) is an organisation that brings people who have the love of all things literary in the capital of Nigeria. The organisation hosts a series of events every month to bring together including a Book Jam and a book club. The Book Jam which is hosted at the last Friday of […]