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and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction, sorry) and previously unpublished.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

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

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

The Unfinished Funeral: A Review of Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s The Funeral Did Not End

Title: The Funeral Did Not End Author: Sylva Nze Ifedigbo Publisher: DADA Books (299pp) Year of Publication: 2012 Reviewer: Femi Morgan Stories are meant to play a role in the cultural and socio-political evolution of any society. This is the stand of many African writers, Soyinka, Achebe and Ngugi Wa Thiongo. For them, stories will … More The Unfinished Funeral: A Review of Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s The Funeral Did Not End