Krystal Pen

Fiction, Poetry and everything Literary. Every voice should be heard.


Ayobami Adebayo wins £15,000 9Mobile prize for Literature!

The long wait finally came to an end as 9Mobile announced the winner of the 2018 9Mobile prize for literature in a private ceremony in Lagos last night. In January 2018, 9Mobile released a shortlist of three which had “Stay with Me” by Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo, “What it Means When a Man Falls Down From the Sky” by Lesley Nneka Arimah, another Nigeria, and “Asylum” by Marcus Low, a South […]

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Nigeria’s Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Caine Prize for African Writing!

  Nigeria’s Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 20th edition of the Caine prize for African Writing. Her winning story – Skinned was selected from a shortlist of five by the judges, chaired by Peter Kimoni. The Chair of judges, Dr. Peter Kimani, announced Lesley as the winner of the £10,000 prize at an award dinner last night (Monday 8 July). The announcement reads: “The winner of this year’s Caine […]

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Printing and Publishing Companies in Nigeria

  You have gotten to that stage of searching for printing and publishing companies in Nigeria or you are at the verge. Whichever it is, it is commonplace that this a spontaneously exciting phase of a writer’s life. Interestingly, it is even more exciting for the printing and publishing companies. Searching for printing and publishing companies can be quite easy, but the after-effects would make or mar a writer. What […]

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Excuses?/ By Edward Andrews/ Spoken word/ Video

“But there was a place he could find much rest just by peeping through his window to think” You need a muse to put the wheels of your Sunday morning on the road? Then watch this. It is powerful and inspiring. Share the Word!!! About the Author Edward Amonu Andrews Edward Amonu Andrews Born on 3rd March 1995 and raised in Ghana. He comes from a family of six and […]

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krystalpen spoken word poetry winner!!

First, we would like to start by saying, congratulations to all our contestants. We believe you are all winners. This is a win for spoken word poetry. It is a win for the powerful voices yet to be heard. The last three weeks have been particularly exciting, seeing spoken words with varying degrees and diverse forms of quality, more so, because they are by young and zealous poets. We were […]

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