Thank you to all the entrants who submitted their work for consideration for the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award in 2017. When the best you have is just short of excellence, we cannot nominate a winner and for the first time since its inception 13 years ago we will have no published book for this year’s... Continue Reading →


BY THE BOOK: Kariuki wa Nyamu

In Summary Some of his poems won the National Book Trust of Uganda literary award 2007 and Makerere University Creative Writing Competition 2010. Kariuki recently co-authored a children’s poetry and short story anthology titled When Children Dare to Dream.   Oh, it’s a long list but for now I’ll mention the ones I’m yet to... Continue Reading →

Interview with C.J. Obasi from Firey Films — Odd Magazine

https://www.youtube.com/embed/c6eKr1p7mEA?version=3&rel=0&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent An Interview by Shameelah Khan SK: Tell the readers a bit on yourself. Your name, where you were born, what you do? I’m C.J. Obasi. friends and colleagues sometimes call me ‘Fiery’. and I’m a filmmaker. I was born in Owerri, a small town in South-Eastern Nigeria. When did you decide to be a […]... Continue Reading →

Literary Activism in Cote d’Ivoire

Africa has a language problem. We don’t read enough in our indigenous languages, and we don’t read in the same foreign language. The scramble for Africa left us with a flock of imported languages—French, Spanish, English, Portuguese—and as many literary cultures that unfortunately don’t cross over frequently enough. But we have made these foreign languages... Continue Reading →


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