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African Writing Archives


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Monica Arac de Nyeko
Ugandan Caine-Prize-Winner speaks to writer and literary blogger, Molara Wood
A Way You Will Never Be
A new short story with echoes of Hemingway's A Clean Well-lighted Place, from Ike Okonta, author of When Citizens Revolt
Nile Baby
New fiction from Elleke Boehmer's latest novel due from Ayebia in 2008
One Scattered Skeleton
From Caribbean insurrections to English dinners... a memoir from Trinidadian writer, Vahni Capildeo
Dearest Sender of the Bulldozers
Zimbabwean writer, Christopher Mlalazi's short story is a fictive letter to The Comrade
New poems from Nigerian poet, Chiedu Ezeanah
A Lesson in Begging for White Guys...
from South Africa, poetic tutorials from award-winning playwright and poet, Anton Krueger
Bush Girl
Ghanaian journalist and writer, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond with a story of a wannabe model going for her New York dreams
'I am the Welt of the World'
Protest poetry from Olajumoke Verissimo
South African Pens 2007
A collection of short stories from Southern Africa, selected by Mr. Coetzee, is too pessimistic for Malawian, Clara Ndyani
Quick Reads, by Bridget McNulty
Snap Opinions on Ja, No, Man, by Richard Poplak, and Around Africa on my Bicycle by Riaan Manse
Welcome to No. 4, to our literary fare from a dozen countries across the continent and Diaspora. No. 5 will be published on 15th June 2008, so we invite your contributions by the submissions deadline of 1st June. You can find guidelines and deadlines for the rest of 2008 here

Cover Essay
Aime Cesaire
A Wreath for Cesaire
A Chapter closes as Aime Cesaire, the Negritude Poet dies. 's editorial reviews his life and times, and the road that remains to be travelled
'Postcolonial' versus 'World Englishes' Literature
Emma Dawson, editor of a new series of African short story anthologies, tells why the name matters.

The United States of Amnesia
Esiaba Irobi's poetic view from Mount Morris, Harlem as he remembers John Martin Green and others

Four Poems
Four poetic outtakes from Johannesburg-based writer, David Chislett
From Roses to Buddha
Four poems from Nigerian lawyer-poet, Richard Ugbede Ali
Born in Britain
Olamide Awonubi remembers The Comb; a humorous memoir of a Brighton childhood in the '60s
Kobus Moolman   Kobus Moolman
6 short poems from South African writer and celebrated playwright
Photo Gallery
Visit 's gallery, updated with images of the Birkbeck Achebe Conference and more
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Veronique Tadjo
   Things Fall Apart at 50; Features
AWS, Chinua Achebe & all Those Books
Nourdin Bejjit talks to publisher James Currey on his long affair with African Literature, in the first of a three-part series
Things Fall Apart Conference
& the University of Nottingham holds a September Conference on the 50th Anniversary of Chinua Achebe's book. Registration and Call for papers here.

Maxim Uzo Uzoatu considers the '3rd biggest film-making nation' behind India and USA.
The Bracelet
Ambrose Musiyiwa's new short story for plumbs the perils of modern fatherhood
Detribalizing Kroma
She was not yet dead, but her funeral was in progress at Kreektown. Dr. Fowaka investigates, in this new fiction from Chuma Nwokolo
Two movements from Amatoritsero Ede's long poem, Globetrotter
Tales by Conversation
Have you missed an issue? Links to back issues, plus a new espisode from a barbershop in 2090 AD

Sefi Attah
Short Story from Sefi Attah, writer of Everything Good Will Come and winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Conscientious Objections
Andie Miller's meeting with serial walkaholic and jailed Conscientious Objector, David Bruce, leaves her material for a long essay
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