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and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction, sorry) and previously unpublished.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.

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

iRead: The May Edition: The place of Non-Fiction Narratives in the literary cosmos

Last year, a young American scholar, Hefzibah Israel threw a challenge to Nigerian and African writers. It happened that Hefzibah connected with some Nigerian writers on Facebook and while acknowledging their dexterity with fiction, wondered why that skill was not being applied to the wide gap of knowledge about the continent. The challenge from Hefzibah … More iRead: The May Edition: The place of Non-Fiction Narratives in the literary cosmos

2013 Farafina Trust Workshop: Call For Applications

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from August 6 to August 16 2013. The Caine Prize winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, and others will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie. The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be … More 2013 Farafina Trust Workshop: Call For Applications

Lola Shoneyin and Samuel Tosin Kolawole for iRead this February

After a very successful run in 2012, iRead is back and better! iRead, is a platform that brings aspiring writers and book lovers together with established voices in an environment where books, writers and the writing process get highlighted. In pursuance of our thematically structured readings, this edition of iRead is themed: The Literary Affair. … More Lola Shoneyin and Samuel Tosin Kolawole for iRead this February

Splendid Literature & Culture Foundation to Announce Winner(s) at its Public Presentation

Splendid Literature and Culture Foundation (SL&CF), incorporated in January 2012 to produce quality literature that will not only entertain and enlighten children readers but also stimulate their imagination, will be publicly presented on February 21st, 2013. In July 2012, the Foundation made a call for submission of imaginative children’s literature from young Nigerian writers all … More Splendid Literature & Culture Foundation to Announce Winner(s) at its Public Presentation

British Council announces first edition of Lagos Theatre Festival

British Council Nigeria, in conjunction with three of Nigeria ‘s most exciting theatre companies, and award-winning British Nigerian actor, Inua Ellams, presents the Lagos Theatre Festival 2013. For 2 days, on the 16th and 17th of February, 2013, Renegade Theatre, Black Soul Performance Company, House of Tales andFuel Theatre will bring to life amazing performances across … More British Council announces first edition of Lagos Theatre Festival