It is a delight to us and indeed to every writer out there, that entries are now open for the 2018 edition of the commonwealth short story prize. The Commonwealth short story prize which is opened to writers that have not been published or whose works have not been published, is an annual award aimed… Continue reading That time of the year is here again! 2018 Commonwealth short story prize open for entries.
Ingrid Persaud emerged the winner of the 2017 Commonwealth writers short story prize with her story 'Sweet sop' at Singapore, yesterday. The woman from Trinidad was the winner of the Caribbean region. It was quite adventurous reading her winning story. The style and form of English was unique. Did you know there is the Trinidad… Continue reading Did you miss it? Commonwealth writers prize winner emerges!
We had long anticipated this moment and it is at last only few hours away. The overall winner of the 2017 commonwealth short story award will be unveiled at Singapore tomorrow. Alongside Nigeria's Akwaeke Emezi are the four other regional winners whose short stories all stand a chance of scooping home the prestigious writers award.… Continue reading Commonwealth short story winner set to be unveiled in Singapore
Homegoing is the novel and Yaa Gyasi is the author! The 'three books' programme from the Stanford University made the debut novel of the beautiful African-born novelist as one of the three books recommended for freshers of the University. This is what Stanford University Undergrad published: Three Books is a signature Stanford New Student Orientation… Continue reading Meet the African woman whose novel is now made mandatory for freshers in an American University
Humans are complex and so it is grossly inappropriate, demeaning and severely criminal to tell a single story about a man. Tell a single negative story about a man and I would be skeptical if you won't be one day described as a man who lived by the sword. Now read excerpts from Chimamanda's TED… Continue reading Why we love Chimamanda’s TED talk
This post is not written to inspire you, but to make you look at things from a new perspective, a more pragmatic perspective. It will interest you to know that one of Nigeria's foremost writers, Chinua Achebe (of blessed memories), whose notable works included; Things fall apart, No longer at ease, Arrow of God, A… Continue reading Chinua Achebe: Why he abandoned Medicine to study Literature
Africa writes is UK's largest African literature and books festival. It is an annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. The event which is organized by the Royal African Society is here again- starting June 30th to July 2nd. The year's events promises to be super exciting, like a loosed heaven in… Continue reading How much do you know about Africa Writes?