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  Femi Osofisan
  Tanure Ojaide
  Brian Chikwava
  Hugh Hodge
  Helon Habila
  Muhammad Jalal H
  Ogaga Ifowodo
  Edwin Gaarder
  Harry Garuba
  Toyin Adewale-Gabriel
  Zukiswa Wanner
  Ike Okonta
  Maxim Uzoatu
  George Ngwane
  Ike Anya
  E. E. Sule
  Beverley Nambozo
  Obi Nwakanma
  Matthew Dodwell
  Ikhide Ikheola
  Afam Akeh
  Femi Oyebode
  Chika Unigwe
  Linda Chase
  Mohamed Bushara
  Wale Okediran
  Niran Okewole

  Remi Raji
  Ahmed Maiwada

  Laura King

  Yomi Ola
  Chuma Nwokolo

Current A.W.


Chika Unigwe

Bear Watching in Tofino
Porpoises, seals... and black bears on Vancouver Island. Ike Anya writes.
The Travel Commissar
In his coming prison memoirs, the poet Ogaga Ifowodo describes an experience of African dictatorship.
Memorial for Biafra
Afam Akeh, 6 years at the start of the Biafra War, recounts his experience and reflects on the enduring impact of the hostilities.
The Arabization of Sudan
Dr. Muhammad Jalal Hashim examines the politics of Arabization in his native Sudan.
The Book of Not
A review of Tsitsi Dangarembga's first novel since Nervous Conditions, by Zukiswa .Wanner.

Link to The African Writing Prize

Africa's Largest Book Fair
The 2nd Cape Town  Book Fair recently ended in South Africa with 49,059 visitors attending.
The Prodigal Chronicles with Agozto
In this Debut, we have representations from South African, Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Ugandan, Cameroonian and Sudanese literature...
Writing the Story of Zimbabwe
Brian Chikwava, on the two audiences of trioubled Morgan Tsvangirai.
The Immigrants
New Short Story from Caine Prize winner, Helon Habila.
.Khadija George
2nd Sable Literature Festival in Gambia, July 15th -17th, with festival host, Kadija George Sesay, Buchi Emecheta, Jack Mapanje , and others.

The Rage of Citizen Agbetu
Is a 200-year-old quarrel over slavery something to rage about today? In this lead essay, takes a comprehensive look at a centuries-old debate.
Sembene Ousmane (1923 - 2007)
Senegalese writer and film director, Father of African Cinema, was a survivor.

No One Lives Here Anymore; poem by Ando Yeva Poems by Ando Yeva
Writing for Us

We invite you to contribute your poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and essays. We are also interested in your life and travel writings...

Chinua Achebe Skekch by Yomi Ola
Chinua Achebe won the Man Booker International Prize in a double act with new generation admirer and Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Cameroonian Literature in Transition
Interview with Cameroonian writer, George Ngwane.
In the Season of the Typhoid
Short fiction from Oxford-based Caine Prize shortlister, Ike Okonta.
Fifty African Writers
Fifty years after Things fall Apart, profiles fifty inheritors of the challenge of writing in Africa, all born since 1960.
Next Issue
The editorial focus in our next issue will be Black British Writing. We will publish other writers, but... more
Tales by Conversation
Short story column by Chuma Nwokolo.

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Ugandan Wins the Caine
Monica Nyeko walks away with the 2007 Caine.