‘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

Rape: Ending This Culture of Silence

By Kechi Nomu In 2009, angry militants lodged within walking distance from students in the University of Port Harcourt decided to protest against the Federal government for not paying the rehabilitation money it had promised it would pay them monthly. Their preferred means of protest was rape. They had the advantage of strength (they were after … More Rape: Ending This Culture of Silence

Richard Ali’s “City of Memories”: A Review

With City of Memories, Richard Ali attempts to give traction to the largely inexplicable ethnic and religious violence in the North of Nigeria. He traces histories and traditions, and succeeds largely in showing the existing mistrust. However, if one would attempt to seek solutions from the novel, one would find little of practicable value, at … More Richard Ali’s “City of Memories”: A Review