A day before. Weird kolokuma sat on the cane chair kept permanently at the entrance of his log cabin and made the sound of different gunshots with his lips. It was his way of telling his personal account of the war. Nobody liked him because he was a demon, a demon inside the body of a fifty-something year old albino- because demons do not have voices, they only compel people […]
Men live in twos but free men live without conflict. The conflicts are sands; enticing and without heads. The conflicts are when you want to be a seed, living on the surface when you want to travel with the wind. Men live in twos but free men live without conflict. Free men are the souls with no hide; seeds that abide. They are also the bodies without a soul, mere […]
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. https://t.co/6hEqPA7wKC #WeAreAIR #AIR2017 pic.twitter.com/Ydi1KglDQC — 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 […]
Nnedi OKorafor’s BINTI:HOME has now passed to the voting stage of the goodreads choice awards. The book is in the science fiction category with nine other books. Voting is currently open for everyone. BINTI: HOME has made it to the final round. 😃. Voting is now open. https://t.co/l9d993bjFN — Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) November 14, 2017
First; He chases shadows of coins and delicate things budding from Sheba’s queen dancing in the wind, bearing no compass. Second; He wears away from his vessel like woeful steam rejecting a black kettle. Third; He becomes hyacinth roaming Forcados; homeless, while his vessel wears away and finds a space among clays. Fourth; He becomes a memory. This is how a man dies.
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 […]
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 […]