Interviews

New interview by Uche Peter Umez

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Our new interview features a conversation between Uche Peter Umez and Uche Nduka, two Nigerian writers with a lot to offer to world literature. Uche Peter Umez writes poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and stories for children. An Alumnus of the International Writing Program (USA), Uche has participated in residencies in Ghana, India, Switzerland and…

Fungai Machirori Interviews Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

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The 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing Workshop is currently taking place in Zimbabwe. Ahead of the event, Fungai Machirori conducted a few interviews with Zimbabwean writers and publishers, as well as Caine Prize Director, Lizzy Attree. Fungai’s article of what was discussed can be found here. “Realising how much great content would go to waste from what was left…

Moses Magadza Interviews Beaven Tapureta

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Last time we featured Moses Magadza interviewing renowned Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove. Now Magadza returns with an interview of another Zimbabwean writer, Beaven Tapureta, who says that too many people all over the world continue to turn their noses at writers, perpetuating the mistaken belief that they are essentially unemployed people. He says far from being part of…

In Conversation: NoViolet Bulawayo and Chinelo Okparanta

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We present a conversation between NoViolet Bulawayo and Chinelo Okparanta, two of the most talented writers of our time. The focus of the interview is on Okparanta’s debut short story collection, Happiness, Like Water, but the writers cover other topics as well: food, the creative process, literary awards, multiple identities, and future writing projects. Bulawayo’s questions are thoughtful and engaging, and…

New Interview with Lawrence Hoba

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In 2009, Weaver Press (Zimbabwe) published his collection of short stories, which one awards. He has gone on to publish more stories, and has even been instrumental in the founding of a new journal called The Write Mag, edited by Memory Chirere. We now publish an interview with him, in which he talks about the issues…

Two Nigerian Poets in Conversation

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Award-winning writer/poet Uche Peter Umez, whose poetry has been featured in Munyori, interviews fellow Nigerian writer/poet Uzor Maxim Uzoatu. Uzor Maxim Uzoatu started out as a rural peasant theatre director before venturing into journalism. He was the 1989 Distinguished Visitor at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario, Canada and was nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing in…

Chiaka Obasi interviews Wale Okediran

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A former president of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Wale Okediran (WO) is a physician, writer and politician (He had represented his constituency in Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives). He is the founder of Ebedi International Writers’ Residency, Iseyin, a winner of an ANA Prize for Fiction and a joint winner of the 2010 Wole Soyinka Prize for…

Geoffrey Gyasi Interviews Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

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Our latest interview is by Geoffrey Gyasi, a writer, reader, poet and blogger at Geosi Reads. Here he is chatting with Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, a writer and professor of English. She talks about her career as an educator and about writing.   Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo was born and raised in Eastern Nigeria, but now lives in Lagos. Raised partially in a rural environment…

Chenjerai Hove interviewed by Moses Magadza

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Chenjerai Hove says the practice of branding men ‘fathers of’ certain exploits is dangerous and can contaminate the minds of the world’s men and boys, entrenching patriarchy in the process. Chenjerai Hove, who now lives in exile in Norway and is noted for his deep sensitivity to gender roles, expressed this view in an exclusive and…