african writing

New fiction by Tendai Machingaidze (Zimbabwe)

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We are featuring a new short story, “The Cape of Good Hope”, by Tendai Machingaidze, who was born in 1982 in Harare, Zimbabwe. She holds degrees from Syracuse University and Southwestern Seminary. Her short stories have been published by Weaver Press, Africa Book Club, The Kalahari Review, Lawino, Munyori Literary Journal, African Roar, Open Road…

New Fiction by Amatesiro Dore (Nigeria)

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Amatesiro Dore is a 2009 alumnus of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop and 2015 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. His work has been published and is forthcoming in Kwani?, Farafina, YNaija, The ScoopNG, Vanguard Newspaper, Brittle Paper, Bakwa Magazine, The Kalahari Review, The Ofi Press, Expound Magazine, Omenana and Chimurenga. His work…

New Fiction by Obinna Udenwe (Nigeria)

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Obinna Udenwe is the author of the award-winning Satans & Shaitans – a conspiracy crime fiction on terrorism, politics and love.He is one of the few African writers fearless enough to delve into controversial issues. In 2015, he eroticised the Nigerian church in fiction in a series titled Holy Sex, published to wide readership and…

New Fiction by Muti Phoya (Malawi)

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We are happy to feature a new short story by Malawian writer, Muti Phoya, a guest faculty for Sara Lawrence College, a private liberal arts college in the United States of America. His short story Chameleons with Mega-pixel Skins was featured in A Memory This Size and other stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013.…

Writivism Launches Abena Korantemaa & Koffi Addo Non-Fiction Literary Awards

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Writivism Launches Abena Korantemaa & Koffi Addo Non-Fiction Literary Awards MAKEDA PR is pleased to announce two new literary awards; The annual  Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction by African writers resident in Ghana and The Abena Korantemaa Writivism Prize for Oral History by  African writers and storytellers resident in Ghana to be administered by;…

New Shona Fiction by Idzai Iris Mushayabasa (Zimbabwe)

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Jpeg This is the second story by Idzai Mushayabasa to be featured in Munyori. Her 2015 story entitled  Zvibaye Wega was a delight to many readers in Southern Africa, She comes back with “Zvipenga Zvipenga”, a rich story that will grab the attention of many readers of Shona. Born in Masvingo Province in Mwenezi District,…

New Fiction by Ewurama Hayford (Ghana/USA)

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Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Ewurama Hayford has nurtured her love for African literature and creative writing from childhood, penning her first story at the age of 14. When she is not writing, Ewurama enjoys photography and cooking.She shares a home in Vernon, CT with her husband Isaac and their children, Roman and Zara. Read…

Short fiction by Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube (South Africa)

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Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube says of himself: “My name is Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube. I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Johannesburg, and now live in China where I am pursuing my Masters degree. I hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting (With honors in Finance) from the University Of Cape Town. Writing, however, remains my primordial love,…

Weaver Press Launches New Short Story Anthology, by Beaven Tapureta

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HARARE, ZIMBABWE:  Weaver Press has launched a new short story anthology entitled  Writing Mystery and Mayhem.  This is a genre collection which features mystery stories by twelve writers, one of whom is late poet Freedom Nyamubaya’s son, Naishe Hassim. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of Writing Mystery and Mayhem held at the Zimbabwe-German Society…