Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika// Book review

by Azeeza Adeowu Some people are so uncommon in the world of literature, especially as the main protagonist. The beggar is just the man the main protagonist walks past on the road, the old woman is the grumpy looking woman who lives next door, the taxi driver is the man that drives the main protagonist... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten Nigerian Mythology that could become movie blockbusters

Sango. Amadioha. Jinn. Bush Baby. Mami Water. And so on and so forth. These words may be meaningless to foreigners, but to Nigerians, their significance cannot be overemphasized. They are the gods, myths, stories that formed our folklore and made our childhood ‘lit’ or ‘scary’ – depending on who was telling and what the myth was about

“In South Africa, I am different – and this is liberating.” YKO Tetteh reflects on the third Writivism residency at Stellenbosch University

By YKO TETTEH At Writivism I listened to a podcast shortly before my departure to Stellenbosch. It was Malcolm Gladwell’sRevisionist History and he was talking that episode about memory and our perception of time. He explained how our experience of time is a function of our memory – how time feels longer, fuller, and slower... Continue Reading →

Safia Elhillo, Koleka Putuma, Kemiyondo Coutinho in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Four writers have been named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2018: Sudanese poet Safia Elhillo and South African performance poet Koleka Putuma—both of whom were shortlisted for the 2017 Brittle Paper Award for Poetry—Ugandan playwright-actress Kemiyondo Coutinho, and Nigerian writer-filmmaker Sonia Irabor. They are included alongside such entertainers as South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, South African singer Shekhinah, Nigerian... Continue Reading →

The 5 Writers Shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize

The shortlist for the 2018 Caine Prize has been announced. The Caine Prize is awarded to the best 3,000-10,000-word short story by an African writer. The 2017 prize was awarded to Sudanese poet Bushra al-Fadil for his “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away.” Here are the five writers, their shortlisted stories, and the magazines where... Continue Reading →

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