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Cordite Books

Call for Submissions: Cordite

Cordite Books, an imprint of Lagos, Nigeria based Parrésia Publishers Ltd, is calling on African writers of quality Crime Fiction to submit manuscripts. The winning manuscript will be published by Cordite Books and will receive a US$1,000 prize. Edited by award winning author, Helon Habila, Cordite intends to tap into a growing market for spy […]

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A Love Rekindled: A review

By Mazi Fred Chiagozie Nwonwu Reading the first chapters of Myne Whitman’s second novel “A Love Rekindled” was tedious for me. And for the life of me, I couldn’t fathom why.  Myne’s sentences were beautiful in their simplicity and the characters few enough for me to remember without flipping pages to catch my bearing. The […]

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Looking for Transwonderland, a review

By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Looking for Transwonderland, written by Noo Saro-Wiwa, is a rollercoaster journey through Nigeria’s cities and regions which, at the same time, cleverly reveals Nigeria’s diverse and complex ethno-geographical identities and personalities. At times, it feels like walking through West African history, especially the period when West African empires and trade routes held […]

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Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

The Funeral Did Not End: social commentary at its best

Reading Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s long awaited short story collection, the first thing that struck me was the way story after story mirrored the society perfectly. Knowing the writer and his interest in social commentary, I was not surprised. What surprised me though, was the writer’s ability to turn everyday occurrences that most of us overlook […]

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Fine Boys: telling a generation’s story in tricolour

Every generation has a book that defines it, that lays its secrets bare and shines bright lights into its darkest corners. In Nigeria, for the generation who began university after the swinging 80s said goodbye and the ill-thought out economic policy that was SAP started showing its ill effects, the unpredictability of university education has […]

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Kyomuhendo and Baingana

A feast of Words and Wine for Ugandan Writers

Two writing and mentoring workshops for emerging Ugandan writers kicked off at the end of October 2011, running through the first week of November at the Uganda National Museum in Kampala.  The workshops were organised by African Writers Trust, (AWT) an organisation based in the UK and operational in Uganda, that facilitates interactions between African […]

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