Fiction New Books Nigeria Publishers

Masobe Books signs up Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, four others.

Masobe Books announced that Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, Michael Afenfia, TJ Benson, Othuke Ominiabohs, and Angel Patricks Amegbe are their new authors on September 26, 2019. Masobe Books was founded by Othuke Ominiabohs in Lagos, Nigeria in April 2018. The relatively new publishing concern blew our minds when they announced on September 26, 2019, […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 longlist announced.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 longlist was announced in Lagos, Nigeria on July 18, 2019. The Nigeria Prize for Literature was founded to honour Nigerian authors in the four genres of fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. Started in 2004, it is the richest prize in African literature with the winner pocketing US$100,000. Over […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria Young Adult

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is US’s Raven Award 2018 winner.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was announced the Raven Award 2018 winner for her young adult novel Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree on December 5, 2018. The Raven Award is given annually to an artist whose work creatively represents some aspect of mimetic theory. The winners come from the stage, screen, fiction and the visual arts which […]


Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies

We need to see these five kickass African novels beloved by many become movies we can all watch at the movies. Those who attended the recently ended Writivism 2016 must have been pleased to find that they could watch one of the continents most beloved books turned movie; Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of A Yellow Sun. […]

Book Reviews Fiction Nigeria

A review of Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s “I Do Not Come to You By Chance”

Book: I do not come to you by chance Author: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Publisher: Phoenix Publishers Year of publication: 2009 Number of pages: 343 Have you ever gotten an email from a person you have never heard of who is promising you that they need your help to access a huge amount of money? Many […]


39 Top English Language African Novelists under 40

A few days ago, the 39 top writers under 40 in Africa were announced to much aplomb. The list was designed to be a snapshot of the African writing space at the moment and I applaud the team for their sterling work. Reading the list however, I noticed that this one was based on work […]