Suyi Davies Okungbowa is Coming Out with the Epic Sequel to Fantasy Novel Son of the Storm in November 2023
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by Kuhelika Ghosh
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Nigerian fantasy and speculative fiction writer Suyi Davies Okungbowa recently announced that the sequel to his epic fantasy novel Son of the Storm is coming out in November 2023. Titled Warrior of the Wind, the book is set to be the second installment in The Nameless Republic trilogy and published by Orbit Books. For readers who need ..read more
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What’s the Point? | Daniel Joe | Fiction
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by Submissions Editor
6h ago
  It was 7:30 in the morning and I had just begun my walk from my house to the big church at the end of the estate I lived in. It was a straight road of about 15 or 16 blocks from my house to the church, and ever since I moved in, I never ..read more
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Ghanaian Author Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah Celebrated Her 45th Birthday With Besties in Senegal
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by Kuhelika Ghosh
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Ghanaian author Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah recently celebrated her 45th birthday with her best friends in Senegal and posted a ton of wholesome photos and reels on Instagram. We love when writers take the opportunity to ring in the year with their besties! Sekyiamah included a sweet video of her friends singing the “Happy birthday” song ..read more
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Excerpt: Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo
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Chapter One The plane landed, and Dunni’s rapid heartbeat slowed. As the pilot announced the arrival in Lagos, a prolonged breath eased out of her along with a whiff of alcohol, courtesy of the wine that had made her anxiety manageable. Dunni had recently developed a fear of flying. And the person responsible for that ..read more
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A Review of Nairobi Noir | Muhammad Shakir Balogun | Review
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by Submissions Editor
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It’s perhaps the bad luck of this anthology that I picked it up right after reading Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s collection of short stories, The Whispering Trees, and his award-winning novel, The Season of Crimson Blossoms. Like eating watermelon after tangerine, it’s not easy to appreciate its sweetness. When I was packing for a week-long retreat ..read more
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Two New Books on the Way From Angolan-Portuguese Novelist Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida
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by Kuhelika Ghosh
2d ago
Angolan Portuguese author Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida signed a two-book deal with Farrar, Straus and will be publishing a triptych of novellas titled Zion, as well as the English translation of her novel Luanda, Lisboa, Paradise. According to Publisher’s Marketplace, Zion “wrestle[s] with the weight of memory, the legacy of slavery and colonialism, and the ..read more
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Submit to the 2023 Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize Judged by Tsitsi Dangarembga
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by Kuhelika Ghosh
3d ago
Submissions to the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize will be open between February 1-28, 2023. The winning manuscript will receive a $12,000 advance and publication by Graywolf Press, so make sure to apply within this timeframe. The prize is awarded for a first novel by an African author primarily residing in Africa and judged by Tsitsi ..read more
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Apply to All-Expenses-Paid Writers Retreat With Chigozie Obioma in Greece | App Deadline: February 28
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by Kuhelika Ghosh
3d ago
The Greek nonprofit Oxbelly has announced an inaugural writers retreat led by Nigerian writer and program director Chigozie Obioma in Costa Navarino, Greece from June 3-11, 2023. Writers from around the globe can apply to be a part of this program. Oxbelly is a Greek non-profit founded by producer and Faliro House founder Christos V ..read more
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The Sauútiverse Anthology Showcases New African Science Fiction
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by Kuhelika Ghosh
3d ago
Prominent Nigerian sci-fi writer Wole Talabi will edit a collection of short fiction by African and diaspora writers titled The Sauutiverse Anthology. The collection will be published by Android Press in November 2023. The collection is the first ever suite of stories based on the Sauúti shared world, narrative universe founded by a collective of writers ..read more
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Mauritanian Writer Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini Will Curate the 5th African Book Festival in Berlin
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by Brittle Paper
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Mauritanian writer and human rights activist Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini has been announced as the curator of the 5th installment of the African Book Festival in Berlin. The festival will be held from August 25-27, 2023 and is titled “Breaking Free”. Hosted in Berlin since 2018, the annual African Book Festival is a meeting place for ..read more
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