My name is Tokie Laotan-Brown. I am an Environmental Architectural Technologist..Yes I know, it is a mouthful. I work on various ancient and vernacular sites across various countries and enjoy meeting new people and learning about their cultures. I currently reside in Ireland. I am of Nigerian Decent and I have lived in several places including Nigeria.
I grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe`s second largest city, a place affectionately known as The City Of Kings and Queens. Currently based in Saudi Arabia, I was one of the founding members of Writers Get Together (WGT), a vibrant writers` association that now enjoys international status. How I started writing… I discovered my love of […]
I lived for over half a century in Kenya, went to Loreto Convent school, and was privileged to bring up my large family in the country around Nairobi. An intermittent freelance journalist, I have written as Jane Southon, Jane Stewart, Jackie Herd (a loose anagram incorporating the initials of my family), Jane Bwye, and JL […]
Our author of the week is a valuation surveyor by profession and a published poet. Meet Mulumba Ivan Matthias from Uganda.
This week’s author of the week is Andrew J.H. Sharp, a British writer with strong links to Africa. He is the author of two books, Fortunate (2013) and The Ghosts of Eden (2009), both of which are set in Africa. The Ghosts of Eden was a 2010 winner of the Waverton Good Read Award for the best first novel by a British author.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1950, I was educated at Oyo, Ghana and the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where I graduated second upper in political science in June, 1975. I have had an interesting career in Business Management culminating as Consultant in Training and Corporate affairs. I currently live in Ibadan and devote most of my time to reading and writing. My most recent book is a collection of poems titled ‘Parallax Masks’, published by Positive Press, Ibadan in February, 2013.
My name is Princewill C. Okpulor I live at Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, Nigeria and I am a Banker by Profession. My desire to become a writer started in 2007 during my national service year. In 2010, I spoke at an orientation program for first year students in the geology department at ESUTECH. It was obvious these students needed resources and reference materials that were not available. So I decided to write a book. Unfortunately, the book is still yet to be published. My first book, Being the Best You Can Be, came out two years later.
My name is Richard Ali and I am a lawyer and writer. I was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010. I was born in Kano and grew up in the resort city of Jos, which forms a part of the setting of my debut novel, City of Memories. I currently live in Jos, Nigeria where I co-run a new publishing company called Parrésia Publishers Ltd and practice civil law.
Our author of the week is Atilola Moronfolu – a multi-faceted entrepreneur, writer, editor, neighbourhood magazine publisher, spoken word artist, and popular writing blogger on www.hattylolla.com. She also edits books for fellow writers and bloggers and gets them ready for publishing. She is born and bred in Lagos.
Zimbabwean author Tendai Rinos Mwanaka is our author of the week. — A full-time writer, he lived in South Africa for two and a half years before returning to his homeland. He has written over 200 published stories. His most recent book, “Keys In the River: : Notes from a Modern Chimurenga”, is a novel of interlinked stories about life in modern day Zimbabwe. It was published this year by Savant Books.