The 2014 Longlisted Writers for Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book

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Here are the seven longlisted writers for this year’s Golden Boabab Prize for Picture Book: Katherine Graham – A wordsmith by profession, Katherine fills her days writing articles for magazines and looking after her two boys, husband and ginger cat. She started her career as an economics reporter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation and,…

New Short Story by Chika Onyenezi (Nigeria)

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Here is a new work of fiction by US-based Nigerian writer, Chika Onyenezi, who is a graduate of Peace and Conflict Studies from European Peace University, Austria. His short stories have appeared online and in print in Story Time, African Roar (2012), literary master Inc., poor mojo, long story short, and elsewhere.  He is currently working…

Isaac Attah Ogezi Reviews ‘On Broken Wings: An Anthology of Best Contemporary Nigerian Poetry’

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Check out a new review by Isaac Attah Ogezi. He has reviewed a new anthology of poetry by contemporary Nigerian poets. Isaac Attah Ogezi is a legal practitioner, poet, playwright, short story writer and literary essayist. He is published in Drumvoices Revue, USA (2006), Prosopisia, Vol. 1, No. 1, India (2008), www.fictionontheweb.com, www.authorme.com, www.africanwriter.com and several…

New Short Story by Tendai Machingaidze (Zimbabwe)

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“I am a tomb”, begins the new short story by Tendai Machingaidze, ‘The Neurological Map of a Madwoman’, a story that puts the reader into a dream state. What more can you ask for, especially from a writer who also uses language with a magical skill? Tendai Machingaidze was born in 1982 in Harare, Zimbabwe.…

Ronald Adamolekun Reviews ‘Foreign Gods, Inc.’ by Okey Ndibe

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In his review of Okey Ndibe’s ‘Foreign Gods, Inc.’ (2014), Ronald Adamolekun writes, “There has been much fuss in the media regarding the credibility of Okey Ndibe’s prose style. His debut novel, ‘Arrows of Rain,’ shares a close title with Chinua Achebe’s 1964 novel, ‘Arrow of God.’ His deployment of the nuances in the ethical…

Three Poems by John Horvath Jr (USA)

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John Horvath Jr is a retired professor, disabled veteran, poet and full time observer of humanity. He writes from “inside the sinner” in order to give dignity and purpose to the social “outcast” and common man. Since the 1960s. his poetry has been published in Africa, America North, Asia, Australia, and Europe.       John…

Short Story by Kabu Okai-Davies (Ghana/Australia)

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Kabu Okai-Davies is an Australia-based Ghanaian poet, playwright and novelist. He studied at University of Ghana, Rutgers-Newark, and NYU School of Continuing Education. Founder and producer, African Globe TheatreWorks, Newark, NJ: 1992 -2005. He moved to Australia in 2006 as a Playwright-In-Residence, Street Theatre and Producer National Multicultural Festival.  He studied at Oxford University’s Creative…