Brittle Paper introduces free master classes with “The Writing Room.”

The Writing Room, a new initiative from Brittle Paper, featuring masterclasses from some of the most respected personalities in African writing was introduced on July 20, 2022. Brittle Paper is an online platform centering African literary narratives since it was founded by Nigeria-born USA-based academic Ainehi Edoro-Glines in 2010. Apart from publishing work from writers […]

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Molara Wood at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

Molara Wood ended proceedings on Sunday at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Lagos, Nigeria on May 31, 2020. She was hosted by Renee Edwige Dro. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. It has had two iterations with Season […]

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Quramo Writers Prize 2019 finalists announced in Lagos.

The finalists for the Quramo Writers Prize 2019 have been announced today November 18, 2019, in Lagos. The Quramo Writers’ Prize is an award celebrating unpublished writers who are working every day to hone their craft and record the continent’s original stories. Founded in 2017 by Quramo Publishers, it aims to encourage and stimulate a […]

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The Ake Arts & Book Festival 2017 opening ceremony

The Ake Festival 2017 kicked off with an opening ceremony to remember. Thursday November 16, 2017 was a special day as it started with the ultimate nod from Western civilisation as ‘father of modern African literature” Chinua Achebe was featured as a Google dongle. The google dongle for those who don’t use the ubiquitous US […]


Ama Ata Aidoo for Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017 will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on November 14-18, 2017. This year’s theme is “This F-Word” and conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and beyond. Time really flies when you are having fun. It […]

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The Ake Review seeks out your submissions

The Ake Review, the journal of the The Ake Arts and Book Festival, is looking for submissions for the 2017 edition. The Ake Review has been one of the most well put out journals fron a literary festival on the continent. The format for the publication usually features content around that year’s theme with the […]


Ngugi Wa Thiong’o moderated by Okey Ndibe at Ake Festival 2016

Ake Festival 2016 headliner Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was moderated by Okey Ndibe at the final book type event on November 19th. The headliner event at Ake Festival is where the cover writer for the Ake Review in any given year gets to do their thing. This year Kenyan author, scholar, essayist and generally awesome gentleman […]

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 longlist announced

The longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature for 2015 was announced today. The prize launched in June 2013 as the first pan-African prize pen solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious literary prize for African fiction. Previous winners of the prize include Noviolet […]

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Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg

It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many other events that don’t have the same amount of interest but have personalities that we can’t ignore. Take for instance the 3rd African Women Writers that is set to happen […]

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Etisalat Prize for African literature unveils 2015 judges

The judges for this year’s edition of the Etisalat Prize for African literature are Ato Quayson who is chairing alongside Molara Wood and Zukiswa Wanner. The announcement was made at the yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria. The Etisalat Prize for African writing is the richest prize for a first book to come from an African author […]

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Images from the Association of Nigerian Authors Convention 2014

Yesterday we gave a report from the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) convention that ended last weekend in the West African nation. The images here kindly submitted by the gang at ANA aren’t world class, they are writers after all, but they give a good feel for the event and the action. Enjoy.  


Africa’s Largest Authors Association holds annual Convention

Author Richard Ali gives us a run down of the Association of Nigerian Authors convention that ended last weekend. Africa’s largest national authors Association, the Association of Nigerian Authors, concluded its 33rd Convention on Saturday 13th December 2014. The annual three-day write-fest was held at the historical city of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria, formerly Africa’s […]