Wole Soyinka’s Former Residence at Obafemi Awolowo University Becomes a Museum

You know you’ve arrived when a place where you once lived is turned into a museum. That’s exactly what has happened to Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka. A house where he lived in Ife during his time as a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University was recently made into a museum. In 1963, Wole Soyinka... Continue Reading →

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Home…by Paul Oluwafemi /poetry 

Roads that never end will break your heart, Fires that never die lives in your heart, Many crawl on their tears everyday like it was a road leading to home, They crawl on their scars to carry loads. Tears will never quench your thirst, tears aren’t water. Roads that make you cry is a load,... Continue Reading →

The 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize Awarded to Botswana’s Tjawangwa Dema, for Her “The Careless Seamstress”

The 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets has been awarded to Botswana’s Tjawangwa (TJ) Dema, for her collection, The Careless Seamstress. In addition to receiving the $1000 prize money, Dema’s manuscript will be published in the spring of 2019 as part of the African Poetry Book Series by the University of Nebraska Press. The finalists are: Nawal... Continue Reading →

African Authors To Read

Antjie Krog Antjie Krog (born 23 October 1952) is a South African poet, academic, and writer. In 2004 she joined the Arts faculty of the University of the Western Cape. Early Life Born into an Afrikaner family of writers in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa, she grew up on a farm, attending primary and... Continue Reading →

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