Call for submission for special edition of Omenana.

We want to announce the call for entries for a special edition of Omenana in partnership with the Goethe institut. We are looking for 10 flash fiction stories between 500-1000 words that explore the future of West Africa and 10 artists willing to illustrate them. Stories should be centered around a West African city but … More Call for submission for special edition of Omenana.

Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction e-magazine

Omenana, a monthly speculative fiction e-magazine, is open to submissions from writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. Stories and art must be speculative fiction (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror or Magical Realism) and must involve characters, settings or themes directly related to the African continent. Stories and art should challenge normative ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religious belief. All stories and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction, sorry) and previously unpublished. … More Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction e-magazine

Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana to be Staged at the Muson Centre this Oct.

 Jagua Nana – The Musical                                                          Written by: Cyprian Ekwensi Adapted for the Stage & Directed By: Wole Oguntokun Starring:               Shafy Bello-Akinrinmisi Synopsis Cyprian Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana is a … More Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana to be Staged at the Muson Centre this Oct.

Call For Applications: British Council Culture Journalists Training Programme

Nigeria has a developing arts and entertainment sector that currently contributes 1.2% to the GDP. This sector is however highly undervalued and struggles to receive the right amount of attention. The role of the general media, specifically the culture journalists, in drawing attention, appreciation and action towards this sector is important and cannot be over-emphasized. … More Call For Applications: British Council Culture Journalists Training Programme

‘Africans read: cost of books is the problem’ – Wanjeri Gakuru

Kenyan writer and freelance journalist Wanjeri Gakuru participated in the 2014 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop. She spoke with Chiagozie Nwonwu about writing and her Nigerian experience. How does the Kenyan literary scene compare with that of Nigeria? Wanjeri Gakuru: The Kenyan literary scene is very young at the moment. It is populated by people … More ‘Africans read: cost of books is the problem’ – Wanjeri Gakuru

Climb for Down Syndrome: Successful Summit of Mt Kilimanjaro

In a bid to raise awareness on Down syndrome and fundraise for the Down syndrome Foundation, 2 Nigerians and a Cameroonian professional summited Mt Kilimanjaro on Friday 22nd August at about 9.00am. The charity hike called Climb for Down syndrome was organized by Inspired by charity, a Lagos based social enterprise. The professionals, Umar Farouk … More Climb for Down Syndrome: Successful Summit of Mt Kilimanjaro

Kwani? Manuscript Prize Announces Shortlist

The Kwani? Manuscript Project, a new one-off literary prize for unpublished fiction from African writers, is delighted to announce a shortlist. The seven shortlisted titles, selected from a longlist of 30, are: Ayobami Adebayo, Stay with Me (Nigeria) Ayesha Harruna Attah, Saturday’s People (Ghana / US) Stanley Gazemba, Ghettoboy (Kenya) Toni Kan, The Carnivorous City … More Kwani? Manuscript Prize Announces Shortlist

Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize winners announced: the ladies have it

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the winners of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The awards were presented by John le Carré at Hay Festival in Wales. Part of Commonwealth Writers, these two prizes unearth, develop and promote the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide. The … More Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize winners announced: the ladies have it

Regional winners announced for 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the regional winners for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Representing Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, Caribbean, and the Pacific regions, these writers will now compete to become the overall winner, to be announced at Hay Festival UK on 31 May. The Commonwealth Book Prize is … More Regional winners announced for 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize