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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

First Caine Prize Winner Leila Aboulela & a Few Lessons We Can Learn From...

Cairo, Egypt: 1964 Leila Aboulela  was born. The daughter of  an Egyptian mother and a Sudanese father. In a few decades, she would break the myth...
Splendour Joe King

9 Year Old Nigerian Girl Writes a Book on Terrorism: Her Name – Splendour...

The routine of a nine-year-old girl in the days we live in is not far from the following - watching Disney Channel, dressing her...

Mulenga Kapwepwe- Zambia’s Queen of the Arts, Creating a Reading Revolution in Africa.

Mulenga Mpundu Kapwepwe grew up a curious and daring young lady; always ready to offer suggestions and proffer solutions to the challenges of her...

Inua Ellams: Why He Chose Poetry & How to be an Award-Winning Performance Artist,...

My father respected my work after he saw a man older than him queue for my book  ~Inua Ellams. And while you might think that's...

Segun Afolabi: On Writing, the Caine Prize and being a Critically Neglected Nigerian Migrant...

Nigeria has more than its fair share of amazing authors and one-time Caine Prize winner and two-time Caine Prize nominee, Segun Afolabi ranks highly...

Binyavanga Wainaina is an Interesting Character. Find Out More About Him Here

Binyavanga Wainaina is quite an interesting character. For one, he is an excellent writer. He won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2002 for...

10 things you should know about Professor Helon Habila, the Multiple Award-winning Author

Nigerian author, Helon Habila is a man of many firsts. Born in Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria, he completed his secondary education in Kaltungo in...

Efemia Chela: Half Ghanaian, Half Zambian Plus a Dash of Storytelling!

Efema Chela's diverse genealogy has worked well for her as she journeys through the world of literati. Born November 16, 1991 in Chikankata, Zambia,...
Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou: Professor, Novelist, Iconoclast, Knight

Africa as an entity faces a boat-load of challenges, struggles and obstacles; but don’t you ever believe that these challenges are totally unique to...
Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami: North Africa’s Literary Genius!

Although she has been labelled as the writer who is 'doing for North Africa what Chimamanda Adichie did for West Africa,' she is quick...
Professor Nadia Chafik

Professor Nadia Chafik; Author, Lecturer, Propagating Moroccan Literature

Africa is a huge continent, and so you must forgive us if we seem to neglect some countries whilst others are daily vaunted. Of course,...
Dinaw Mengetsu

Dinaw Mengetsu; Talented Novelist, Freelance Journalist; Writer!

Writers Rule. Ethiopia would lay proud claim to the 36 year-old award-winning novelist and freelance journalist, Dinaw Mengetsu. The author of three novels, he has...
Teju Cole

Teju Cole: Innovative Disrupter, Author, Essayist…He Just Thinks Differently!

Not afraid to be contrary; to go against the tide; to question and even dismiss the popular flow of thought; a disrupter… Those are the...
Francis Nmeribe

Francis Nmeribe – The Early Retirement Specialist

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Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah- The Bourgeoning Writer and Master Storyteller

Nana Awere Damoah has become a name to be reckoned with in writing. One can almost not keep pace with his steady and undisturbed...
Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali

On Poet Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali; When Night Fell in Soweto

It is all well and good to celebrate young, vibrant and amazing Africans who are determined to become a force to reckon with in...
Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga: The Record-Setting Zimbabwean Novelist & Filmmaker

She is a phenomenal woman; a woman who will be remembered, long after this generation has done its bit and moved on. Tsitsi will...
NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo: An Author Deserving of a Standing Ovation…

Who can capture the sweetness and rhythms of life, but the steady pen of a writer? Who can depict the agonies, the depth of...
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o- The Writer with Soul

Over the years, Africa has produced great literary icons in drama, prose and even poetry. An attempt to name every one of these great...
Sefi Atta

Sefi Atta; The Prolific, Award-Winning Writer and Playwright

I always thought she was Ghanaian and it came as quite a shock to realize she was Nigerian; no matter though, we are all...
Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie; A Nobel-Laureate-In-The-Making

I read her compilation of short stories ‘That Thing Around Your Neck’ and I became fired up to publish my compilation of short stories...