Category: News

I Know a Nigerian Star Season 2 Long-List

Konnect Africa Monday released the  top 30 entries for its 2nd edition of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition. They include: Samuel Osho Olaofe Oluwadamilola John Adeyemo Uche Anders Badmos Yusuf Dina Yerima Ayuk Kure Philippa Orji Hannatu Ijioma Kuby Uyanga Chibuzo Ujam Isabella Akinseye Samuel Ehikhuemen Aremo Tobi Ijeoma Ogbozor Divine Destiny Maverick Excel Olujuyigbe Ifeoluwa Somtoo Metu Emenike Ogwo David [ … ]

Novelist and essayist Lauretta Ngcobo Dies

Confirmed by her publisher, UKZN Press, Lauretta Ngcobo has passed away in Johannesburg. Ngcobo was the author of And They Didn’t Die among other titles like Cross of Gold, Prodigal Daughters: Stories of South African Women in Exile, Fiki Learns to Like Other People and Let it be Told: Essays by Black Women Writers in Britain. In 2006, she received [ … ]

Cassava Republic Announces Elnathan’s John’s Novel

Delighted to reveal the cover of @elnathan‘s forthcoming debut novel, “Born on a Tuesday” pub. 12th Nov 2015 pic.twitter.com/fl4VFnP3pp — Cassava Republic (@CassavaRepublic) October 28, 2015 Born on a Tuesday tells the tale of Dantala, a young boy who lives in Bayan Layi and studies in a Sufi school, far away from home. In the bloody aftermath of the elections [ … ]

Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk

“When someone asks you where you’re from, do you sometimes not know how to answer?  Titled “Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local,” Taiye Selasi tackles our relationship to our multiple identities. Selesai speaks on behalf of “multi-local” people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another.   *********** Image [ … ]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named ‘Best of the Best’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun has been named the ‘Best of the Best’ by Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. In consideration of the award were Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Rose Trembain’s the Road Home, Marilynne Robinson’s Home, Ali Smith’s How to Be Both, Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife, Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna, and AM Homes’s May [ … ]