Deadline: 4 July 2012 and 4 November 2012 Parresis is interested in fiction of the highest quality by new authors from Africa that capture the contemporary African reality in all its nuance and detail. We have great faith in the very best of the emerging crop of African writers, children of the digital revolution and heirs … Continue reading Parresia Publishers Call For Fiction Submissions
Deadline: 30 June 2012 Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology (SALA) is a yearly publication of new poetry, short fiction and plays by SPM Publications – the publishing division of Sentinel Poetry Movement. SALA 2012: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS We are now accepting submissions of previously unpublished poems, short stories and short plays for publication in the Sentinel Annual … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology 2012
Submit your poems, short stories, drama, memoirs, essays, book reviews, interviews for publication in Sentinel Nigeria – the ultimate destination for new Nigerian writing. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Poems: Submit up to 6 poems on any subject of 60 lines or less, or a long poem up to 200 lines plus 2 shorter poems. Fiction: Submit Short … Continue reading Call for Submissions – Sentinel Nigeria Issue 10
1. What type of publishing is your company? Traditional or Author investment? Emotion Press works with different imprints. Omojojolo books is dedicated towards publishing quality books with the Author’s investment. Our self publishing mode is quite different from any other. – We don’t publish just any manuscript. – The manuscript passes through the normal traditional … Continue reading Emotion Press – A Nigerian Publishing Company
Theme: I Vote To Read: The Book and The Voice Of The People. Dates: November 18-20, 2011 Main Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Scheduled Programme of KEY Events Pre-Festival Events Monday November 14: 1. Opening of the National Reading Week Festival Events Thursday (November 17) 10am-5pm (GOETHE INSTITUTE, CITY HALL, LAGOS) 2. Publishers Forum: … Continue reading Lagos Book & Art Festival, 2011
The progress of any nation is inter-twined with the quality of the imagination of the people and Lumina Literary Agency has taken up the mandate to contribute to the sustenance of both the quality and quantity of Nigerian writers. It is this self-imposed cultural agenda that necessitated the birth of Lumina Literary Agency (one of … Continue reading Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services
Melrose Books and Publishing was conceptualized in February 2010 and began operation in January 2011. It was founded on the basic principle of introducing new ways of publishing through innovative and modern methods of creating content that would make learning easier, interactive and interesting to the reader or user. In addition to our educational books, … Continue reading Call For Manuscripts
5 Writers, Jude Dibia, Odili Ujubuonu, Uche Umez, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Igoni Barrett of the Jalaa Writers Collective will be reading from their works; addressing questions about publishing in Nigeria and what a Writers’ Collective may offer, and what Jalaa Writers Collective offers. Date: Saturday August 13, 2011. Time: 3pm. Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, … Continue reading Five JALAA Writers for Book Reading
Short Note: Hey my dear Naija Stories people. I recently had the great pleasure of being a part of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop which ended Saturday, July 2, 2011. It was simply divine. There really is no other way to put it. It was and will remain one of the most beautiful and … Continue reading Lessons from the Farafina Workshop
The Farafina Trust creative writing workshop ends this Saturday, 2nd of July, 2011 with a literary evening at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos where certificates will be presented to all the participants. Asides this presentation, there will be readings by several African authors; Chimamanda Adichie, Eghosa Imasuen, Binyavanga … Continue reading Farafina Trust Literary Evening!
Ayo’s personality has nothing to do with the way he writes. He looks really quiet as a person. He chooses his words when in a conversation. And he likes conversing without any element of taekwondo. Ayo’s debut collection of short stories published by DADA Books contains ten stories. These stories vary in style and presentation. … Continue reading Book Review: A Fistful of Tales – Ayodele Arigbagbu
Farafina’s latest release, Voice of America by E.C. Osondu is up for discussion this Saturday , 21 May at TerraKulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, 3pm! Come join Punch columnist, Abimbola Adelakun and poet, Chiedu Ifeozo as they read from Osondu’s short story collection. Inspiration FM presenter, Wana will be moderating.Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ prize, Voice of … Continue reading Farafina Book Reading – Voice of America
Okay, I admit it, African timing messed me up, again. I know I had promised before to enter the modern age and dump all these excuses, but you know how it is. Like when I dropped everything to get to an event only to get there and find the table not even set – no … Continue reading Chimamanda Adichie @ Debonair Bookshop
I get to music player, click on Ministrations then click on David Olukoya’s message and pray as I bathe and make-up. My attire for this Monday is a pair of coffee brown pants, a brown camisole and a cream empire top. I pick up my brown belt and clinch my waist. Going through my jewelry box, looking for and wearing my pearl bracelet, white bangles and my ever present Farafina wrist band that I wear everywhere even to big-shot weddings… Who cares?! My hair all brushed and pinned to a bun at the nape of my neck, I slip on my American eagle flats and hand bag, I leave for the parlour to greet my uncle because I hear him talking to someone on the phone.
Nigerian literature predates Nigeria’s independence. As far back as 1789 Olaudah Equiano, a former Igbo slave published his account of his life in bondage and in freedom. There were many other literary offerings right into the twentieth century, including those inspired by competitions organized by the colonial government. Then in 1952 Amos Tutola’s fantastic magical … Continue reading Nigerian literature at fifty: A coat of many colours