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Ideas For Lagos Call For Literary Submissions

  Call for literary submissions Ideas for Lagos  is pleased to welcome submissions for our Blog’s literary column, Stranger than Fiction. Entries can be of any genre (fiction or non-fiction), but the City of Lagos must be an active or passive theme. Submissions are welcome at any time throughout the year. Please find a list of […]

Listings

FT and OppenheimerFunds Launch 2016 Emerging Voices Awards

  The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds today announced the launch of the second annual FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards, a global initiative designed to recognize artistic talent in emerging-market nations.* The winners in three categories – art, fiction, and film – will be announced in September 2016. Each winner will receive a $40,000 award, and two […]

News, Projects

Writing A New Nigeria For BBC Radio4

  Sometime late last year, i presented a two part radio documentary for BBC Radio4 titled ‘Writing a new Nigeria’. I had a great time interviewing and speaking with lots of poets and writers. It’s so unfortunate when making programmes that you have to become very shrewd with killing your darling. This means that lots […]

News

Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award

  An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work: Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract Applications are only open to writers […]

Interviews

AMINATTA FORNA ON GENDER,IDEAS AND LABELS

  By Tahirah A When I got the hardcover copy of Aminatta Forna’s most recent novel,The Memory of Love, it came highly recommended, not because it had just won one award and was shortlisted for another, but because I was promised that the story would move me. It did not disappoint. She has created a book […]

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AFRICA39 SUBMISSIONS

  African authors born after Jan 1st 1974 to be honoured in the Africa39 Project, an anthology to be edited by Ella Alfrey and introduced by Wole Soyinka. In a year in which Port Harcourt has been accorded the honour of being the first sub-Saharan city to be named UNESCO World Book Capital, a year […]

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In conversation with Ms Adichie

  By Wana Udobang While the world anticipates the release of the silver screen adaptation of the Orange prize winning novel ‘Half of a yellow sun’ , Its author Chimamanda Adichie is back on the road promoting her third novel titled ‘Americanah’.  Though Americanah has been described by critics as a novel about race and […]

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Yari Yari Ntoaso:Continuing The Dialogue

I am really excited to be featured amongst seven other incredibly talented Nigerian women at the Organisation of Women Writers of Africa’s Yari Yari Ntoaso international conference on literature. Not only have I become friends with three of the women on the bill Wura-Natasha Ogunji , Lola Shoneyin and Bibi Bakare, I am also a […]