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 Manuscript Project, a new one-off literary prize for unpublished fiction from African writers, is delighted to announce a shortlist.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

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

African Delights: Delightfully African

  Book: African Delights Author: Siphiwo Mahala Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Jacana Media (January 1, 2012) Aslak Myre, who taught us creative non-fiction at the Farafina Trust creative writing workshop I was opportune to attend this year, stressed that literature is the peephole through which societies can be viewed and accessed. Only he did not say it … More African Delights: Delightfully African