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Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” Is Flora Nwapa’s “Efuru”. She exudes confidence that is not store-bought. She possesses the ability to defy the odds in a society where the men are docile and being a fiery woman is essential for survival. 548 more words

Fiction & Non Fiction

Review: Chigozie Obioma's 'The Fishermen'

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book as I picked it for my book club choice as a 2nd or 3rd option when my first two were not available. 885 more words


My Maths Teacher Hates Me and Other Stories, Jalada's new Flash Fiction Anthology

Jalada Africa, in collaboration with Writivism, has a new anthology out this month. My Maths Teacher Hates Me and Other Stories includes twenty flashes.

You can download the anthology for free here. 25 more words

African Literature

'Season of Migration to the North' by Tayeb Salih

Season of Migration to the North was first published in Arabic in 1966 by the Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih. This NYRB edition was published in 2009 although the English translation by Denys Johnson-Davies was first published in 1969. 722 more words


NIYI OSUNDARE TO READ AT ARTMOSPHERE, IBADAN and there are gifts for early birds!

Hey, you know about Niyi Osundare? He is one of Nigeria’s finest poets and someone whom we have sipped many creative thoughts from. Well, the news is he is going to be reading at  599 more words



This modern misanthropic novel chronicles the fall from grace of Malakai, a prominent civil rights lawyer by day and passionate jazz pianist by night. He had always lived on the assumption that greatness was just around the corner, but now, that certainty is ever-slowly crumbling. 157 more words

New York

The Mundane, Sublime and Fantastical: 165 New Poems (86-90)


I don’t believe in the reclamation of innocence through the cooling of sheets


Let’s set these sheets on fire

Let’s burn them all night long… 370 more words