AiW Guest: Oliver Coates Isaac Fadoyebo’s memoir A Stroke of Unbelievable Luck offers a unique record of one African soldier’s war service in India and Burma. Forced to hide behind enemy lines in the Burmese rainforest for nine months, Fadoyebo’s… Read More ›
Review: New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano Part 1, Diaspora)
AiW Guest: Rashi Rohatgi. AiW note: This is the second in a series of poetry reviews on the New-Generation African Poets Chapbook Box Set from AiW Guest Rashi Rohatgi. You can find the introductory post here; look for the follow-up reviews of the… Read More ›
Review: Angifi Dladla’s Lament for Kofifi Macu
“It won’t work, it won’t work. This resurrection thing” After fifteen years since the release of his debut collection The Girl Who Then Feared to Sleep & Other Poems, Angifi Dladla is back. The forty poems that comprise Lament for… Read More ›
Review: New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano)
AiW Guest: Rashi Rohatgi. AiW note: This is the introduction to a series of poetry reviews on the New-Generation African Poets Chapbook Box Set from AiW Guest Rashi Rohatgi. Look for the follow-up reviews of the volumes in this box… Read More ›
African Superheroes in the 1970s and 1980s: A Postscript
AiW note: This is a followup to the second post in our series on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. Look out for more in this AiW… Read More ›
Defragmenting the African Creative Industry. African Superheroes Series.
AiW Guest Abena Addai Boakye The fourth post in the African Superheroes series is written by Abena Addai Boakye, Communications Manager and project lead for Afrocomix at Leti Arts. She handles the daily communicative aspects of Leti and runs point on… Read More ›
Call for applications: Associate Reviews Editor for Africa in Words. Closing date – 31 July 2018.
Africa in Words is recruiting volunteers to join our small, tight-knit and entirely voluntary team. We are recruiting for our Reviews section, with the potential for multiple Associate Editorial positions.
Caine Prize 2018 Shortlist: A Review of Nonyelum Ekwempu’s “American Dream”
AiW note: This past week, we have featured reviews of each of the stories shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing, ahead of the announcement of the winner this evening, 2 July, at SOAS, University of London. This,… Read More ›
Archiving Small Magazines: AWA Digitisation and Exhibition in Montpelier
AiW Guest Aurélie Journo AiW note: This Guest post is part of a series of articles publishing on Africa in Words that come out of conversations between a new interdisciplinary network of researchers and literary producers examining the circulation and production… Read More ›
Looking Back and Looking Forward: Happy New Year from AiW
Season’s greetings from the team at Africa in Words! Thanks for your readership and for another year of conversations on writing and culture from the African continent. As 2017 comes to a close, the blog is moving through some transitions…. Read More ›