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Petina Gappah: ‘I was a lawyer, but I forced myself to write before I went to work’

The author on her mini-life crisis, her ‘white whale’ novel and dreams of yoga on a veranda in the mountains<p>My ideal writing day involves getting up at five in the morning. I feed my two dogs, jack russell–maltese crosses, then do my daily 40 minutes of yoga on the veranda of my cottage overlooking …

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Read an Excerpt From Nnedi Okorafor's Sequel to Her Award-Winning Space Adventure, Binti

io9 is thrilled to share the exclusive first excerpt from author Nnedi Okorafor’s <i>Binti: Home</i>, the sequel to her coming-of-age tale <i>Binti</i>, which won …

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Fine Boys Kindle Edition

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on …

Announcing the shortlist for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African writers and artists

The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation have announced the African writers and artists shortlisted for the inaugural Gerald Kraak …

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A Caine trip to Ghana for 12 writers who finally found

In Summary<p>The story needed The Coconut Grove Hotel in Elmina, Ghana.<br>• Why? Because of its perfect beaches, which I would walk on in the morning, and at …

The Prels of Ukhahlamba by @ZakesMda & Neo Mda. This book will be available for sale @Abantu_ . Come & get a copy. https://t.co/ob6rwn4c3q

The Gerald Kraak Award Shortlist Has Been Announced

Jacana Media has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Gerald Kraak Award. PEN SA member Sisonke Msimang was the chair of the judging panel, who …

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New frontiers: Crime fiction and everything else to expect from African literature

You can probably already tell that we had the best and most enlightening time at this last Ake Arts and Book Festival themed “Beneath this Skin”. So …

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Call for Submissions: Global Dystopias

November 01, 2016<b>A special call for submissions from Boston Review's fiction editor Junot Díaz:</b><br>Over the last decades dystopian narratives have …

Literature

The World’s Oldest Library: Founded by a Woman, Restored By a Woman

In my first month there, Morocco seemed encapsulated by three distinct smells: sweat, spices, and blood. The first arose from the humid heat and …

The 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize For Short Fiction. The Shortlist.

coming up next week... Ba re e ne re Literary Festival in Maseru, Lesotho. Themed: “Fumana lentsoe la hao/Find your voice” https://t.co/7hty2pKsaa

Nigerian upcoming writer, Blessing Enenaite wins BN BLOG YOUNG POET OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

According to the blog`s website “BN BLOG sets its vision to encourage, inspire and promote creativity in young people. Having this in mind, the YOUNG …

LiteraNation is pleased to announce partnership with BribeCode

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between LiteraNation and Bribecode in support of Bribecode’s 100,000 Signatures campaign.<p>The BribeCode …

A Ram Goes for a Ride; Ends up on Jollof Rice

Top 15 recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa

by Samira Sawlani Follow @samirasawlani<p>As the festive season begins, so does the enjoyable and/or stressful task of choosing Christmas presents for …

Son of Man | Parrésia

<b>OUR MEN…</b><p>A university graduate in desperate need of a job. A father’s vengeance for a dead son. A young pragmatic man humbled by the horrors of …

Deadline Extended: Kwani?-SLS Writing Workshop Collaboration

Kwani Trust would like to announce a series of writing workshops to be held incollaboration with the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) between 7th-13th …

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A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

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<b>The 2018 Prize dates will be posted shortly.</b><p><b>PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – the Prize rules sometimes change from year to year</b><p><b>Rules: General</b><p>1. The prize is …

Celebrating 8 of the Most Influential Black South African Women Writers

We’re just a few days away from <b>Women’s Month</b> in South Africa—a time to reflect on the strong, courageous and brilliant women of South Africa’s past …