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Helon Habila Speaks about His Writing and Winning the Windham-Campbell Prize

This month, we interview Nigerian author, Helon Habila, who recently won the 2015 Windham-Campbell prize for fiction. Habila is both a poet and prose writer. He has won several important poem writing competitions, including the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) national poetry award for his poem “Another Age” in 2000 and 2001. His short story, Love Poems, won the 2001 Caine Prize for African … [Read More...]

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Acacia (by Tendai Machingaidze)

Published in 2014, by African Perspectives Publishing, Acacia is the author’s first novel. Tendai Machingaidze tackles a subject that most people go through at least once in their lifetime, love. Acacia, just like the famous tree in Africa she’s … [Read More...]

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The Sun Always Rises

The falling tears splashed onto the dusty feet and streaked down to the somewhat tattered slippers. She dug her clenched fists between the cushions of the sofa, her slight frame racked by sobs. The setting sun cast red, probing fingers … [Read More...]

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My Pee Pee Thing

I am in the latrine now. Baba says that my ancestors need my urine so that they can cure me and I can finally get Betty back. This latrine is not mine, it’s not even ours. It belongs to Baba. This Baba is not my father. He is our Baba, … [Read More...]

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Secret Son (by Laila Lalami)

Secret Son (by Laila Lalami)

A 30-year old Moroccan Arab, Nabil Amrani, gets entangled in an adulterous relationship with his pregnant wife’s nurse, Rachida, and this results in pregnancy. To save the honor of her family, Nabil’s … [Read More...]

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Tony Osborg

I am currently undergraduate student of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I am also an active writer. My interests range from social criticism to investigative journalism, poetry, politics, entrepreneurship and community development. My most recent … [Read More...]