Call for Entries: Ken Saro Wiwa Book Review Competition

Call for Entries: Ken Saro Wiwa Book Review Competition

The organisers of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) have called for entries for reviews of any one of five works of Ken Saro Wiwa’s fiction and drama.

The best review of either Sozaboy, A Forest of Flowers, Adaku and Other Stories, Prisoners of Jebs, or a joint review of Basi and Company and Transistor Radio will receive a N100,000 prize money on the opening day of the Festival, at Freedom Park in Lagos, on November 13, 2015. Continue reading

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AFREADA Photo-Story Competition!!!

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Photo credit: Urkel Ace via Instagram (ua.x)

It’s simple. Above, is a striking photograph of a young girl…

Tell us her story.

For the next couple of weeks, we’re inviting writers to spend some time with this image – take it to work, invite it out to dinner, stare at it for as long as it takes to get those creative juices flowing – then write and submit a Flash Fiction piece for the chance to win £100! Continue reading

Man Booker prize 2016 won by American author Paul Beatty

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Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize, for a caustic satire on US racial politics that judges said put him up there with Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift.

The 54-year-old Los Angeles-born writer won for The Sellout, a laugh-out-loud novel whose main character wants to assert his African American identity by, outrageously and transgressively, bringing back slavery and segregation. Continue reading

Saraba Magazine Releases New Fiction Supplement, “Let’s Talk About Something Else”

 

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Press Release

Saraba Magazine is delighted to announce the release of Suzanne Ushie’s new short story titled “Let’s Talk About Something Else”

“Let’s Talk About Something Else” is the compelling story of Uzilibe, a young woman who walks away from a job everyone else thinks she should have held onto. In the process, she tests the limits of a friendship, discovers the power of narrative, and perhaps finds herself. Continue reading