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Liminality--The Inbetween Space  

The African Book Review’s Chioma Nkemdilim met with some of the finalists of The Brunel University African Poetry Prize to discuss their poems, inspirations, and hopes for the future of African Poetry.  1,498 more words

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The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe

Date Read: April 5th 2015

Published: 1983

Publisher: Heinemann

Pages: 68

The Blurb

The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria’s problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. 699 more words

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It started with the great catastrophe. The earth was engulfed by fire and darkness, and portals to magical worlds were opened creating a convergence between the dimensions. 747 more words

10 things anyone “writing Africa” needs to know

The African writing industry has been incessantly gaining ground for the past few decades, and more and more the question of how to go about writing Africa has been pondered further and further. 1,319 more words

The Heart Of A Freedom Fighter African Romance Novel

The Heart of a Freedom Fighter.

A silent war was brewing on the ominously blood red horizon of the setting sky over the small Village of Puka. 130 more words

Love & Men


”Forgive us, white man, but in our dear Fouta, bad news always comes too soon and good news is always too late!”

First and foremost, apologies for taking so long to get a new post out.

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Astonishing the Gods

“It is better to be invisible. His life was better when he was invisibile, but he didn’t know it at the time. His mother was invisible too, and that was how she could see him. 392 more words

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