Harley Weir’s sensorial shoot and film capture magic on the streets of Lagos — while author Akwaeke Emezi pens a short, lyrical accompaniment exploring metaphysical identity

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Mali Kambandu has won the inaugural Kalemba Short Story Prize for her short story, described as “gripping and beautifully told’ by Judges.

The $1000 award is for the best work of original and unpublished short fiction written in English.

Kambandu, won for The hand to hold, which can be downloaded here. The story centers around a middle class family whose fragile bond is threatened by the resurfacing of their former house maid. It weaves the themes of class, loyalty, sacrifice and love in contemporary Zambia. “She looks around the table and can barely remember a happy moment with these women who are helping her plan the happiest moments in her life.” She writes “Family meals are virtually non-existent, but the dining table is the centre of their home”. #africalit #kalembaprize #Zambia #zambianlit #malikambandu

It's raining over here. Perfect weather to read. Also perfect weather for NEPA to carry their light away. Back in the day, before the flash lights and Solar powered lights, candles or the kerosene lamp was what I used for reading. There is something intimate about reading by candlelight. Something that brings you closer to the story. The characters leap out at you in that warm glow and you just want to read on and not stop.
Perfect book to read by candlelight? Weep Not, Child by Ngugi Wa Thiong'O.

#africalit #readabook #writers #ngugi #bookworm #bookstoread #Kenya #nigeria

Panorama is delighted to announce our first print edition, in partnership with Panorama Publishing, our print nonprofit. Our first volume will be one of a series, emphasizing encouraging travel literature in certain areas of the world. Welcome to our Voices series, which will begin with Voices of East Africa.

This volume will be a carefully curated anthology, available on Amazon, as well as at select booksellers worldwide. Issue launches live from East Africa at a series of events and readings beginning in Spring 2019.

The issue will be in partnership with numerous literary and arts organizations that support East Africa, and will be led by Print Editor, Ellie Cobb, alongside Issue Senior Editor, Richard Oduor Oduku, as well as members of the core editorial team of Panorama.

#africalit #EastAfrica #writers #anthology #travelwriting #authors #writelife #bagus #readabook #bookstagram #ea

The Kampala-based Writivism Literary Initiative has announced a five-day tour of English cities and universities, to celebrate five years of promoting Africa-based writers. The celebrations will kick off at Sussex University in Brighton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, as part of the 7th African Popular Cultures Workshop themed: East African Literary Cultures: From Writivism to Kintu and beyond. The event will include the screening of the fifth anniversary documentary on social media and creative writing, “The Real Writers” and a conversation with Jennifer Makumbi, winner of the Windham Campbell prize for Literature and author of Kintu.

The tour will continue to London on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where in collaboration with Royal African Society’s Africa Writes, Writivism will screen the anniversary documentary, and present the anniversary anthology of short fiction by emerging Ugandan writers. Dr. Lizzy Attree, Nick Makoha, Sumayya Lee, Nancy Adimora, and Henry Brefo are among the speakers at the event. The tour’s stop-over at the University of Birmingham will be on Friday, April 13, 2018, and it will proceed to the University of Bristol on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

#africalit #writivism #tour #bagus #EastAfrica #ea

Got these from @p.a.g.ebookconnoisseurs #Ikeja yesterday, looking forward to reading them. What #AfricaLit have you been buying?

A young reminder that today is the day! Yes you guessed it tonight on channel 191 at 19:30 @siaah will be on @selimathunzi1 interviewed by the guest host @_melody_miya while we enjoy massages courtesy of @iteshholistic alongside @ilovekhanya!!! Tune in for an extra surprise 🍾🍾🍾 #siaah #music #duo #rnb #queensonly #partyandbullshit #registertovote #musicvideo #vivonation #mondaymotovation #ramaposa #africa #southafrica #sahiphop #hair #ponytail #africalit #follow4follow #nochill #selectivestyles #melanin #browngirls #instagood #explore #instafeed #worldstar #hoodclips

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