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

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Call for Submissions:2016 Etisalat Flash Fiction Award

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How to enter

  • The Prize is open to all writers of unpublished short stories (of African citizenship but can be resident anywhere in the world)
  • All entries will be submitted online via the website and short stories submitted should not exceed 300 words
  • Follow this link to apply: prize.etisalat.com.ng

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Shortlist of three for NLNG sponsored US$100,000 literature prize emerges

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PRESS RELEASE
The shortlist of three entries has been approved by the Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. This announcement follows an initial shortlist of eleven which was released in July. The three shortlisted entries, in alphabetic order, are Born on a Tuesday (Elnathan John), Night Dancer (Chika Unigwe) and Season of Crimson Blossoms (Abubakar Adam Ibrahim).

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CALL FOR WRITERS: ADDA

Call for Writers

Deadline: Monday 29 August (11.59pm in any time zone)

adda is Commonwealth Writers’ online gathering of stories, a place where writers and readers can talk to each other across global and geopolitical divides. Continue reading

Lidudumalingani wins seventeenth Caine Prize for African Writing

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Lidudumalingani has won the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for his short story entitled ‘Memories We Lost’ published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You (Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015). The Chair of Judges, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, announced Lidudumalingani as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held this evening (Monday, 4 July) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Continue reading

A Review of Silent Whispers by Joe Osi

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Author            Joe Osi

Title                Silent Whispers

Country          Nigeria

Language       English

Genre               Faction (Lantern Literary series)

Published       2015 by Lantern Books (a division of Literamed Publications (Nig.) Limited)

Pages              312

ISBN               978-100-653-1

Silent Whispers is a literary critique of unquestioned beliefs in superstition rampant in Africa, particularly Nigeria the setting of the novel. Superstitious beliefs are not restricted to Africa alone, they are found in almost every culture of the world. What however borders the author is how Africans over the time have refused to subject the validity of these beliefs to empirical investigation. “One should not ask questions about some of these things, for there are mysteries and wonders surrounding the earth…” (Silent Whispers, page 8), this is the commonly held opinion on superstition in Africa. Continue reading