6 reasons you don’t want to miss the Franschhoek Literary Festival

​Across the land, writers are rummaging through their wardrobes, looking for a jacket. Because from May 18 - 20, they'll be shedding their coffee-stained hoodies, blinking into the sun, and heading to show their wares - books and brains - at the Franschhoek Literary Festival brought to you by Porcupine Ridge and Sunday Times. Now... Continue Reading →


The Indigo press on the launch of their first book…THESE BONES WILL RISE

The events are still new in our memories. The events in the country of Zimbabwe where uncle Bob had to to step down, forced by the military and rising displeasure by the people of this country. The recent decades in Zimbabwean history come to the fore in the novel These bones will rise. This book has... 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 →

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 →

Cameroonian Novelist Patrick Nganang Details His Experience at Kondengui Central Prison

A few weeks ago, we reported that Cameroonian novelist Patrick Nganang was remanded in prison, following an article he wrote in which he criticized the government’s handling of the on-going “Anglophone crisis.” He has since been released from Kondengui central prison in Yaounde. During an interview conducted by Ngum Ngafor for the recently launched Village Square Journal, he opens up... Continue Reading →


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