Awards Fiction Nonfiction Poetry

Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners announced.

The Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners were announced on November 19, 2018. They are Sibongile Fisher, Itiola Jones, Stacy Hardy, Panashe Chigumadzi, and Shailja Patel. is one of the most influential spaces in the African literary scene today. The blog which started publishing on August 1, 2010 delivers interviews, essays, fiction and poetry from […]

Awards Nigeria

Migritude takes over as Nigerian wins Caine Prize 2013

Migritude was first coined by Kenya Poet and human rights activist Shailja Patel. The concept involves people who leave one space to another for whatever reason be it political, economical or otherwise. The concept has been seen of late quite a bit in literature of people from this continent with both Chimamanda Adichie (Americah) and […]

Events Kenya

Scenes from Shailja Patel’s Unsilence! Public lecture

Shailja Patel is one of Kenya’s more respected poets both of the reading and performance version as well as a human rights activist. The US based artist is also highly respect for her work Migritude a 90-minute spoken-word theatre show. It uses her trousseau of saris, passed down by her mother, to unfold hidden histories […]