Category Archives: Site Announcements

Garden City Literary Festival – Call for Entries to Writers’ Workshops

Aspiring writers can seat under their experienced counterparts at The Garden City Literary Festival (GCLF) taking place in Port Harcourt from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 September 2011. This fourth outing would feature as keynote speaker Prof Chinua Achebe (via satellite). In attendance would be Ghanaian writer Ama Atta Aidoo and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. … Continue reading Garden City Literary Festival – Call for Entries to Writers’ Workshops

CelebrityRead Africa 1 Year Anniversary (Red Carpet Event)

Date: Saturday, August 27 Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm Venue: Terra Kulture – Nigerian Cultural Centre Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Read2Rise Initiative, Terra Kulture, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen and CITY 105.1 FM Presents: CelebrityRead Africa 1 Year Anniversary (Red Carpet Event) Red Carpet Starts 2PM, while event starts 3PM prompt. It will … Continue reading CelebrityRead Africa 1 Year Anniversary (Red Carpet Event)

Rules for Submission – Wole Soyinka Prize

Editor’s note: Since we published the press release for Lumina Foundation’s Soyinka Prize, a few people have emailed us about further details. It seems their website was under construction then. You can now visit their website Click the link to download the¬†Entry Form for the Soyinka prize. Participation forms for the related book fair, open … Continue reading Rules for Submission – Wole Soyinka Prize

Kachifo releases Voice of America by EC Osondu in Nigeria

Kachifo Limited, publisher of Farafina Books, is proud to announce the release of Voice of America, a collection of short stories by 2009 Caine Prize winner, E.C. Osondu. Voice of America, shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book (Africa region), is set in Nigeria and America and moves from boys and girls … Continue reading Kachifo releases Voice of America by EC Osondu in Nigeria

Pearson revives African Writers Series, calls for submissions

Some of you may know the African Writers Series under Heinemann, a wide-ranging series that offered stories, poetry, biographical writings and essays from across Africa. The HAWS included work from nearly 40 writers from 19 different countries. During its celebrated 50 years of publishing, the series published most of Africa’s important writers including Chinua Achebe … Continue reading Pearson revives African Writers Series, calls for submissions

Transcript – Online Real-Time Chat with Ikhide R. Ikheloa

Myne: hello Ikhide and Laura, good morning Ikhide: Good morning, Myne! Myne: Thanks for being on time Ikhide: Sure Tola Odejayi: Morning, Ikhide Ikhide: Morning, Tola! Tola Odejayi: So Ikhide, I found your ‘self-bio’ very interesting… what do political views have to do with the eating of red meat? Ikhide: Oh, don’t mind Myne, it … Continue reading Transcript – Online Real-Time Chat with Ikhide R. Ikheloa