Reviewed by Lisa Clements At the risk of falling under criticism for being too reductive, the strain of hardship in contemporary and past African living in magical realism seems to be countered by three things: resilient courage, a faith in the familial aspect of close community, and a sense of humorous reality that serves as […]
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A good poem is as large as a novel. Consider this poem from Messages Left Behind, by Lupenga Mphande, published in 2011 by Brown Turtle Press. How Long She Waited For You Every night She came out And sat on the veranda, facing south Longing for your return. You went away many years ago, […]
Good folks, I’m late bringing you May/June happenings, pardon me. In case you missed the International dialogue we organized on 31st May at Fairway Hotel, Kampala, from 5-7pm, here’s a chance to feed your eyes, at least. We had policy makers, educationalists, poets, novelists, playwrights, folklorists, cultural critics, editors, students, aspiring writers, readers, supporters, partners and […]
- Black Letter Media announces new book September 13, 2014
- The 7 Dictators Playwriting Competition September 13, 2014
- Saraba Magazine publishes The Poet of Sand by Umar Sidi September 13, 2014
- RCF/FRC – Open Call for travel grants September 4, 2014
- My Life Has A Price–Tina Okpara’s memoir of modern day slavery September 24, 2012
- Is The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize biased? March 27, 2011
- Place Is Personal, says Leila Aboulela October 30, 2012
- Updates from African Writers Trust April 6, 2012
- Leila Aboulela: Really enjoyed this. Excellent interview....
- Mulumba Ivan Matthias: Nice interview. It's an eye opener....
- Emmanuel Monychol: love this-inspiring story...
- Goretti Kyomuhendo: I am glad you benefited so much, Nakisanze,...