Following on from last week’s Mandela retrospective, here are some posts readers may wish to revisit – or discover for the first time from the AiW 2013 archive. If you’re a fan of the ‘best of’ lists that dominate publishing… Read More ›
Month: December 2013
Mandela, his legacy and its betrayals
Africa in Words will be taking a short break from posting new content over the Christmas period, but we will be back refreshed and raring to go in January. Meanwhile, so you can still get your Africa in Words fix,… Read More ›
Q&A: Uche Peter Umez interviews poet Musa Idris Okpanachi
AiW Guest: Uche Peter Umez. “Ironies and satires provide poetry with a kind of cynical beauty…” Interviewer’s Note: Musa Idris Okpanachi teaches English Linguistics at the Department of English, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria. His poems have appeared in Vultures… Read More ›
Reminder – Call for Applications: the Writivism 2014 Creative Writing Workshops. Deadline December 31st, 2013.
Writivism CONNECTING LITERATURE TO REALITY. Writivism 2014 Creative Writing Workshops. The Writivism 2014 workshops will be held on the 8th of February 2014, simultaneously in five different African cities. The one-day workshops are planned for Abuja, Harare, Kampala, Nairobi and Cape… Read More ›
Anticolonial Visions: Revisiting Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic in 2013
AiW Guest Armin Fardis. We are being abandoned by history. Few care to read or think about it. We live increasingly in a ‘post-historic’: age, in the endless proliferation of technological means and what Jacques Ellul has called ‘efficient ordering’,… Read More ›
‘Open Access’ images of Africa?
In Jurg Schneider’s recent post for Africa in Words he wrote of the way in which photographs make up a part of a huge although highly decentralized visual archive which is open-ended and still dynamically in the making. Jurg provided links… Read More ›
Travelling and writing Africa from within
These are extremely interesting times for travel writing as a genre; a number of online- and print-based travel projects have been sprung up over recent years, all focusing on Africans travelling within Africa – some within their own countries, and… Read More ›
Call for Applications: 6 Full-Time Project Researchers ‘The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880-present’, Kenyatta University & University of Lagos
University of Sussex English Professor Steph Newell has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant of 2.2 million euro to lead a five-year survey of contemporary urban life in Africa as revealed in attitudes to and perceptions of “dirt”…. Read More ›
URGENT Call for submissions: Africa39 (by 15/12/2013)
Binyavanga Wainaina has recently been contracted to coordinate the Africa39 Longlist – 120 of the most promising fiction authors under the age of 40 from Africa, South of the Sahara and diaspora… This is a huge undertaking and will lead… Read More ›
University of East London, NOVELLA-CNR graduate seminar, 10.12.13: Steve Thorpe, ‘Walking the margins with Sudanese forced migrants in Cairo’.
The NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches) ESRC Research Node, Institute of Education and The Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London. ‘Walking the margins with Sudanese forced migrants in Cairo’. Steve Thorpe, University of East London…. Read More ›
Publishing a ‘Double Negative’: And Other Stories’ UK/US publication of Ivan Vladislavić
Teju Cole introducing Ivan Vladislavic in Chelsea: “One of the best writers in the world… one of the great modern prose stylists.” Agreed. — Africa is a Country (@AfricasaCountry) November 5, 2013 (Tweeted from 192 Books in New York, where Teju Cole, author… Read More ›