He’d read the stories of the April 2014 Boko Haram kidnappings of schoolgirls from Chibok and thought that perhaps there were some clues missing. How had this happened and why haven’t the girls bee…

The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

He’d read the stories of the April 2014 Boko Haram kidnappings of schoolgirls from Chibok and thought that perhaps there were some clues missing. How had this happened and why haven’t the girls bee…

The 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, title summaries and author…

Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist

The 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, title summaries and author…

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Literary Africa Stands Still

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On Saturday, March 19 2016 a winner will emerge in the third edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature. It is a three-way literary battle on who will win Africa’s most prestigious literature Pri…

Literary Africa Stands Still

On Saturday, March 19 2016 a winner will emerge in the third edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature. It is a three-way literary battle on who will win Africa’s most prestigious literature Pri…

…Fiston Mwanza Mujila! Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016, announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83.…

And The Winner Is…

…Fiston Mwanza Mujila! Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016, announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83.…

“As a novelist accustomed to the luxury of the long form it has been a treat to discover writers who manage to crystallise such different experiences into so few words. The stories we have chosen f…

Battle for Thrones

“As a novelist accustomed to the luxury of the long form it has been a treat to discover writers who manage to crystallise such different experiences into so few words. The stories we have chosen f…

Two days ago, I was fired from my TSA job at the airport. My boss convinced some offended fool to press sexual harrassment charges against me.

“African Booker” 2016: you be the judge

Two days ago, I was fired from my TSA job at the airport. My boss convinced some offended fool to press sexual harrassment charges against me.

…I wait in anticipation of an epic end. For one, the stakes are high—with £10,000 in prize money, it’s pretty high.

The Last Fight

…I wait in anticipation of an epic end. For one, the stakes are high—with £10,000 in prize money, it’s pretty high.

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Who Joins The Hall of Fame?

Literary Africa Stands Still

Who Joins The Hall of Fame?

Literary Africa Stands Still

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