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How To Write a Book – Minnas Tekeste Tell His Story

Are you looking for how to write a book? Then you are in the right place. You are welcome to another Konnect Africa interview. How are...
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...
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How to Get Started as a Writer in Africa: Interview with Hephzibah Frances

Hello Africa, welcome to another edition of our KA Interview Series. How are you doing? We recently hosted another exceptional young lady on the...
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...
Eno Sam best writing tips

The Best Writing Tips for Aspiring Writers in Africa: Interview with Eno Sam

As part of our KA Interview Series, we recently hosted a exceptional young lady on the Konnect Africa Network - the Facebook Community of...
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...

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...
How to Start a Writing Career

How to Start a Writing Career: An Interview with Enajite Efemuaye

Surely you are familiar with the publisher of bestselling and award-winning titles such as And After many days (Jowhor Ile), On Becoming (Toke Makinwa)...
Francis Nmeribe

Francis Nmeribe – The Early Retirement Specialist

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Why I Wrote the Book, Actualize Your Vision

This is another post in our Promote-Your-Book Series - a platform for budding authors in Africa to promote their books and literary works. Today, we...
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,...
Efe Paul Azino is Making Impact

How Efe Paul Azino is Making Impact Through Creative Poetry

Writing and poetry never seems to get old or humdrum when placed in the hands of prominent figures like his, a Nigerian writer, poet...

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...
Wole Oguntokun Writing Directing Theatre

Wole Oguntokun: Writing Plays, Directing Stories and Shaping National History Through Theatre

Many plays are written to entertain, others are written to enlighten and educate but only a few plays are written to resonate with the...

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...
Okechukwu Ofili, a Once Challenged Student Rises to Become Profitable Digital Publisher

Okechukwu Ofili, a Once Challenged Student Rises to Become Profitable Digital Publisher

It’s ironical that someone who struggled with English in school would later become an accomplished author who now speaks and writes to impact an...
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...

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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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