AiW Guests: Ellen Mitchell and Sophie Kulik Margaret Busby (OBE) is a Ghanaian born editor, publisher, writer and broadcaster based in London, and has been described as the “Doyenne of Black British Publishing”. Busby was Britain’s youngest and first black… Read More ›
AiW Guests: Dani Payne and Isobel Clark TJ Dema is a poet and arts administrator, currently living in Bristol. As a spoken word poet, she reads her poetry all over the world. In 2018, she won the Sillerman Prize for… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Maëline Le Lay Peter Kimani is an award-winning author. He was 1 of 3 poets commissioned to compose and present a poem marking Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Born in 1971 in Kenya, he has won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize… Read More ›
‘Every time we have an opportunity to view other people or other places, it adds value to our own lives’: Talking inclusion, community and joy with ‘Rafiki’ filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu
AiW Guests: Ben Apea, Aysha Taylor & Molly West Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan author, film director and producer, who has been making films since 2009. Her films From a Whisper, Pumzi, For Our Land and Rafiki engage with a… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike D.M. Aderibigbe‘s first book, How the End First Showed won the 2018 Brittingham Prize in Poetry and is published by the University of Wisconsin Press, November 2018. His poems have appeared in The Nation, Poetry Review, Callaloo, jubilat,… Read More ›
Q&A: “Poetry as a vehicle for telling stories and interrogating memory.”Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike interviews Kólá Túbòsún
AiW Guest: Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike Kọlá Túbọsún is a Nigerian linguist and writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a joint winner of the Saraba Magazine Manuscript Contest in 2017 and the winner of the 2018 Miles Morland Scholarship. He… Read More ›
Africa in Dialogue publishes unsolicited individual and book interviews. Submissions are open year-round. The team is drawn to creative, original and unpublished interviews no longer than 5000 words. They accept interviews between African interviewers and storytellers. The given definition of an African… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Stacey Kennedy Siwa Mgboza is an emerging artistic talent from South Africa working primarily with a South African textile called isiShweshwe. He is represented by Loft Art Gallery in Casablanca, Morocco, Matter Gallery in Toronto, Canada, BoxArt Gallery… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Serah Kasembeli I had never crossed the border to the neighbouring Uganda, even though our home is very close to the Kenya-Uganda Busia border. The idea of crossing into what has always been there yet unexplored, resonated in many… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Tadiwa Madenga A few years ago, I started to feel like I was learning everything I knew from YouTube. It was exciting to find a free archive with endless live recordings from concerts, artists’ interviews, hair tutorials, and… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Tadiwa Madenga Before I travelled to Kampala, I found myself shockingly motivated to finish writing an academic paper. I had just moved from Boston to Brooklyn for the summer, and in that transition, a once tedious essay felt… Read More ›
Supa Modo, Kenya’s submission to the 2019 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category, tells a tale of terminal illness, community, and the power of pretending. When there is nothing more the doctors can do for her, Jo (Stycie… Read More ›
Q&A: Akdogan Ali – Founder of game development studio Black Ring and developer of Throne of Gods, a Nigerian fighting game based on African mythology. In the African Superheroes series.
AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This third post in Africa in Words’ series about African superheroes is based on an interview with Akdogan Ali in April 2018. Ali (29) and his partner Umusu Samson Iruo (31) are the founders of the… Read More ›
The rather beautiful, inaugural issue of the online TSSF (The Single Story Foundation) Journal is live. You can read individual published pieces on their newly designed website: http://journal.singlestory.org. And, you can read and download the entire journal at: http://journal.singlestory.org/issues/. Wale Owoade,… Read More ›
Q&A: The Importance of Writing and the Benefits of Travel – An interview with Iman Verjee at Open Book 2017.
AiW Guest: Katarzyna Kubin. Iman Verjee is a novelist living in Nairobi, Kenya with two novels published by the award-winning independent, Oneworld Publications: Who will Catch us as we Fall (2016) and In Between Dreams (2014). Both novels were promoted… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Tope Salaudeen-Adegoke Beautiful Nubia, the stage name for Segun Akinlolu, is widely acclaimed by music critics as Nigeria’s foremost contemporary folklorist. He is an artist with a vibrant soul who combines the Yoruba traditional percussion with other modern… Read More ›
At 23 years of age, Thulani Lupondwana is one of the few Facebook diary writers from South Africa who has continued to capture readers’ interest and “likes.” Following the enormous success of Mike Maphoto’s Diary of a Zulu Girl in… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Femi Oyebode is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham, UK, and the current author of Sim’s Symptoms in the Mind (4th edition). His other books include Mindreadings: literature and psychiatry & Madness at the Theatre…. Read More ›
Q&A: ‘Law is an extension of Literature’, says Kyomuhendo Ateenyi, the Ugandan poet exiled in the law.
Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire writes: I first came to know Kyomuhendo Ateenyi from his literary, epistolary and blogging practice at Makerere University. His poetry and political commentary published on university notice boards and a variety of blog platforms provided the metaphor… Read More ›