A Day in the Life of a Volunteer at the Ake Festival

Titilayo Adeoye What does a day in the life of a volunteer at the Ake Festival look like? Titilayo Adeoye shares hers The Ake Arts and Book Festival comes up every year in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is a…

Imbolo Mbue: Cameroon’s literary gem and Africa’s first million-dollar novelist

   Who is Imbolo Mbue? What does it mean to write a million-dollar novel? Nkiacha Atemkeng explores these questions and reviews “Emke“, Imbolo Mbue’s first published story. When I first heard that a US-based writer from Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue, had…

The Joys of Somali Poetry: the Beauteous Melancholy of Warsan Shire’s Poetry

Dzekashu MacViban Warsan Shire at the Kwani? 2012 Literary Festival. Photo credit: Paul Munene & Kwani Trust 2012 With the clarity of retrospection, when I look back at the 2012 Kwani? Literary Festival which took place in Nairobi, I realize…

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