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and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction, sorry) and previously unpublished.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

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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

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

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

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