Nigeria Rocks! Nigeria always rocks, in a literary sense! If we are asked to draw a list of new interesting voices in the Nigerian Literary Scene, it would be a very long one. Gimba Kakanda, Emmanuel Iduma, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Umari Ayim, not to mention Nigerian authors who live out of Nigeria (Chika Unigwe, Yewande
Born in Muizenberg, South Africa in 1936, Manu Herbstein has lived in Ghana for over 40 years. His novel Ama, a Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Best First Book in 2002. A sequel, Brave Music of a Distant Drum, was published in Canada and the U.S.
Emma D’Costa (left) has many years’ experience of curating exhibitions, organising events and managing arts projects with a focus on world cultures. As Visual Arts Officer at the Commonwealth Institute she curated a large number of international exhibitions. As Head of Project Development at London-based arts organisation Cultural Co-operation, she worked with artists from
“This is a novel bursting with elegance, written by a young author brimming with genuine promise. Yewande Omotoso is a stylist with a literary vision”. No words could be more pertinent and representative as the ones pronounced by great Somali writer Nuruddin Farah about Yewande Omotoso’ s first novel, BOM BOY, published by Modjaji Books.
Philo Ikonya, Kenyan journalist, novelist, poet and human rights activist continues … from Interview I AiA: Do you communicate this message in your books or poetry works? PI: There is a note of urgency in most of my work, especially when it regards the return of stolen rights and justice. We cannot deprive people of
Philo Ikonya is a Kenyan poet, novelist and journalist. She is known for speaking out against injustice and corruption and has written extensively on governance, mass poverty and post-election violence in her country. She is renowned for being vocal about citizen empowerment, women, freedom of expression and other civil rights. In this two-part interview with