Distribution Nigeria

Ukamaka Olisakwe’s ‘Ogadinma’ for OneRead in November in 2020

The One Read App offering for this month, Ukamaka Olisakwe’s Ogadinma, was revealed on November 2, 2020. One Read is a mobile application, brought to you by Nigeria’s Sterling Bank and Ouida Books, aimed at promoting writers, publishers, and other players in the African book industry to create a community of readers. Readers have been […]

Fiction New Books Nigeria

Ukamaka Olisakwe’s “Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right” out on June 18.

Ukamaka Olisakwe’s newest novel Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right, published by Indigo Press, is out on June 18, 2020. Ukamaka Olisakwe’s first literary adventure was her debut novel Eyes of a Goddess which came out in 2012. She came to the attention of the continental writing community when she was listed among the […]


The Writivism 2019 mentors have been announced.

The mentors for Writivism 2019 were announced by the Kampala, Uganda headquartered initiative on March 16, 2019. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, that works to build the capacity for writing on the continent was started in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. One of its unique features is its mentor program where established writers mentor […]

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The Miles Morland Scholarship 2017 shortlist announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist of 21 names for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award given to African writers to enable them to work on a manuscript over a year without worrying about an income. Writers awarded a fiction scholarship will each receive £18,000, paid […]


Ukamaka Olisakwe gives a treatise on feminism

Ukamaka Olisakwe is feminist author, short-story writer, and screenwriter. She has a novel Eyes of A Goddess as well as being featured on the list of Africa39 writers. She gave a moving treatise on feminism that you have to read. Here it is with her kind permission. For the past few days, I have been […]


African authors live it up at 8th Pan African Congress in Ghana

The Pan African Congress (PAC) is a historic gathering of the Global African Family. The 1st PAC was designed as a forum through which people of African descent have articulated key agendas for the liberation of Africa and the assertion of the dignity of the African personhood. It was first hosted in London in 1900 […]

Events Nigeria

Nigeria’s Kate Ekanem to unleash debut novel at Authors Talk Lagos

Kate Ekanem is a writer who started writing at the age of five and by age eighteen, the girl child activist, had started an initiative called The Kate Tales Foundation. It advocates for girl child education, curates art exhibitions and support emerging writers development and women empowerment. Malala who? The Foundation will be hosting Authors […]