17 Jul, 2024

9 African Poets Shortlisted for The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

The longlist for the sixth edition of the “Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature” has been released. This edition of the prize is for poetry and the list comprises nine poets. These successful poets were selected from 110 submissions from 11 countries on the continent, including Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Rwanda. The short-list of […]

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Book Review : The General’s Orderly— An Autobiography of a Biafran Child Soldier

Here is a wonderful  review of ‘The General’s Orderly … An Autobiography of a Biafran Child Soldier’ by Arua Okereke: Length: 436 Pages Genre: Non-Fiction / Autobiography ISBN: 978-1-4897-1418-3 Publisher / Year: LifeRich Publishing / 2018 Trim Size / Format: 5.5” x 8.5” / Perfect Bound Soft-Cover (B/W) Source: www.liferichpublishing.com Why I Read It: I was […]

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10 Best African Booksellers (Besides Amazon)

Here are 10 best African booksellers every avid reader and writer should know. Very few tasks are as exciting as book shopping. The edible smell of printed pages, the feel of crisp paper between my fingers and the sight of book cover art: these are a few of my favorite things. Add browsing through an […]

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Book Review: Ebulue—On Living, Learning And Loving Culture

The book Ebulue, to the average eye, is an autobiography of an Igbo man, Raphael Ozoekwe Udeze, written by his child to celebrate his life with his wife Veronica Udeze as well as their love which has stood the test of time. Book title: Ebulue Publishers: Prestige Books Page Count: 175 Where I Got It: […]

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Work Naija: The Book of Vocations, Now Available For Free Download

Most literary enthusiasts have been talking excitedly about the newly released anthology, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations. All I’ve heard are good reports. I have just started reading my copy. And I must say that it is beautifully written and hard to put down. From its engaging introduction written by 2012 Winner of the […]

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Read An Excerpt Of The Next Biggest Novel About The Niger Delta Oil War

Like Bright Omoh Sado rightly declared, Lawrence Amaeshi’s Sweet Crude Odyssey is the new biggest novel about the Niger Delta. Published by Kachifo’s Prestige Imprint, Sweet Crude Odyssey is one unputdownable novel. And I’ve been feeling bad that I hadn’t heard of this novel until now. Anyway, better late than never, right? If like me, […]

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Widely-acclaimed Novel, Stay With Me, Now Available In African Bookstores

Stay With Me is the debut novel by Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo. Set in Nigeria of the 1980s, the novel  follows a young couple, Yejide and Akin, in their struggle to conceive a child. Having sought help from conventional medicine, traditional African medicine and spiritual quarters, Akin bows to pressure form his family to take […]

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