Krystal Pen

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


This was how google celebrated Chinua Achebe yesterday.

If you had anything doing on the internet yesterday, you should have noticed the celebration of a literary icon. Google announced on its website yesterday that it is honouring the iconic Chinua Achebe on its doodle today. This marked Achebe’s 87th birthday. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage that is always temporarily alternated and intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. Advertisements

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Opportunity for African Writers and Artists!

Don't Miss this chance. Applications to the Africa Centre's Artists In Residency programme (AIR) close on December 16th, 2017. Submit your applications today. #WeAreAIR #AIR2017 — Artists in Residency (@ArtInResidency) November 14, 2017 The Artists in Residency (AIR) programme supports artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative, relevant and highly engaged with social issues. The residencies are available to composers, writers, video/filmmakers, curators, visual and performance artists as […]

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We decided to profile Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo. She is a multi-award winning author of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Her books includes; The Binti series, The Akata warrior, Akata witch, Who Fears Death, The Book of Phoenix, Lagoon, Zahrah the Windseeker, Chicken in the Kitchen, Kabu Kabu, The Shadow Speaker, Long Juju Man. Nnedi’s […]

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5 books you should read

If you are looking out for books to read, I can give you five, freshly brewed from the inks. And if you haven’t given reading these books a thought, you should. In fact, you should contact me. Am listing them in no particular order. But be rest assured they are great books. STAY WITH ME: this is the debut novel of Ayobami Adebayo. The book was published in March 2017 […]

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Farafina books releases excerpt from Yewande’s ‘The woman next door’, to whet your literary appetite

Yewande Omotoso is a South Africa based Nigerian writer. She is the author of Bomboy and The woman next door. The woman next door was first published in 2016 by Chatto and Windows. The book was shortlisted for the 2016 University of Jo’burg prize for South African writing. In a tweet, Farafina books said this and released an excerpt. Here’s an excerpt from #TheWomanNextDoor to whet your literary appetite… You […]

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