Canada Poetry

Titilope Sonuga named Edmonton, Canada’s poet laureate.

Titilope Sonuga was named the Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2021. She starts her term on July 1, 2021. A Poet Laureate’s role in the modern age is to reflect the life of a city through readings of poetry. As an ambassador for the literary arts, the Laureate incorporates poetry into a […]

New Books Nigeria Poetry

Titilope Sonuga’s “This Is How We Disappear” now available.

Titilope Sonuga’s poetry collection This Is How We Disappear was published by Write Bloody North on April 26, 2019. Titilope Sonuga is an award-winning poet, writer, and performer who has been on stages across Nigeria and internationally. She was the winner of the 2011 Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer Award for her first collection of […]

Nigeria Poetry South Africa

Koleka Putuma, Efe Paul Azino, Titilope Sonuga bank on their poetry.

Poets Koleka Putuma, Efe Paul Azino, and Titilope Sonuga have cashed in on their poetry talents with bank communication appearances. We are always happen when we hear that artists are banking on their talents especially poets who are vital in the literary scene. So it’s always nice to see poets making a splash where the […]

Festivals Nigeria Poetry

Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017

The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 is set to happen from November 1-5, 2017. The festival theme is “Bridges from Walls.” In 2015, a team of Lagosians led by founder Efe Paul Azino hosted the Lagos International Poetry Festival at Freedom Park the home of the arts in commercial hub of the West African country. […]

Festivals Nigeria Sudan

Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017

Leila Aboulela will be the headline guest at the inaugural Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to be held from July 5-8, 2017. The festival is run in collaboration with the Book Buzz foundation. As part of its centenary celebrations, Nigerian state of Kaduna is introducing a literary event to its cultural calendar. The Kaduna Book […]

Awards Ghana Kenya Uganda Zimbabwe

Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

The Artists In Residency (AIR) programme has provided artists across discipline (visual arts; literary arts; performing arts; music & film) with the opportunity to participate in residency programmes throughout the world. This year AIR received a record 423 complete applications across genres from 40 countries across the continent. After a rigorous selection process that invited […]