Meet Safia Elhillo, our poet of the day!!!

Safia Elhillo (Arabic: صافية الحلو‎)is a Sudanese-American poet famous for her written and spoken poetry. Elhillo received a BA from theGallatin School at New York University and an MFA in poetry from The New School. Elhillo is best known for her slam poetry performances and has performed all around the world. Elhillo has been praised for her work and has been the recipient... Continue Reading →


The Story Behind This Stunning Cover Art | Indian Edition of Abubakar Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms 

by Brittle Paper We fell in love with Abubakar Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms when it came out in 2015. A delicately woven love affair between Hajiya Binta Zubairu, a 55 year old widow, and Reza, a 25 year old thug, Ibrahim’s first novel got our attention for its grit and heart. It looks like we now have... Continue Reading →

Kambili / poetry…by Osalam Wosu 

KAMBILI  Kambili The stories you told rolled cold sweat from eyes sore Born a beauty before brutes made you an eyesore  You had sang the song of severed hymens  before your years had reached a score.   • Kambili The songs you sang rang a bang on the clang of my metal heart  With bleeding... Continue Reading →

Submit to Emerging Writers’ Contest!!! 

The Emerging Writer's Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner in each genre will be awarded $2,000. Read past winners of the contest here. Submit to the Emerging Writer's Contest through our submission manager. The 2018 contest judges are Carmen Maria Machado (Fiction), Roxane Gay... Continue Reading →

Landscapes/ Poetry 

 Behind faces and gestures  We remain mute  And spoken words heavy  With what we ignore or keep silent  Betray us  I dare not speak for mankind  I know so little of myself  But the Landscape  I see as a reflection  Is also a lie stealing into  My words I speak without remorse  Of this image... Continue Reading →

OkayAfrica’s 100 Women 2018 List | Nnedi Okorafor, Taiye Selasi, Ainehi Edoro, Leila Aboulela

HOME   ABOUT   GUIDE TO AFRICAN NOVELS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS Subscribe to Newsletter JOIN LIST! Toggle navigation FEATURES, LIT SCENE, NEWS2018/03/02 OkayAfrica’s 100 Women 2018 List | Nnedi Okorafor, Taiye Selasi, Ainehi Edoro, Leila Aboulela Taiye Selasi. Prominent digital platform for African culture, OkayAfrica, has released its annual “100 Women” list celebrating “extraordinary women... Continue Reading →

Kwame Dawes Is Developing a Digital Portal for African Poetry and Artifacts, from the 1800s to the Present

Kwame Dawes—Emmy-winning poet, founding editor of African Poetry Book Fund (APBF), and editor ofPrairie Schooner—is developing a digital portal for African poetry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is also a Chancellor’s Professor of English, reports The Daily Nebraskan. “The African Digital Portal,” to be launched in 2019, “will feature artifacts, newspapers and manuscripts related to African... Continue Reading →

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