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Isha Sesay’s “Beneath the Tamarind Tree” focuses on the Chibok Girls.

Isha Sesay’s first book Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram was published by Harper Collins on July 9, 2019. On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. […]

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Bassey Ikpi’s “I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying” out on August 20.

Bassey Ikpi’s essay collection I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying, published by Harper Collins, is out on August 20, 2019. Bassey Ikpi is a spoken-word poet, writer, and mental health advocate who has spent her life between Nigeria, where she was born, and the United States. In the United States, she has appeared on […]

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Gyara Journal: Meet the editors of the continent’s newest literary space.

Gyara is a new literary journal for you to submit your work. The new literary space is looking for creative non-fiction, book reviews, memoirs, essays and interviews while also training editors to manage it. A few months ago whilst at the Mboka Festival 2018, this blogger had a chat with poet, novelist, publisher Nii Ayikwei […]