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  Uche Nduka
  Amatoritsero Ede
  Obododimma Oha
  Leila Aboulela
  James Whyle
  Koye Oyedeji
  Becky Clarke
  Nike Adesuyi
  Derek Petersen
  Afam Akeh
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to October's , to our usual offerings from across Africa and her diaspora: Botswana, Sudan, Malawi, Gambia, Jamaica, South Africa, & Ghana... diverse Africana from twelve countries, three continents,...
          African Writing in Britain
Read our special package on that peculiar beast, Black British Writing. .... outstanding writers surveyed.
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            Socks Ball
Nii Parkes hails back to teenage Ghana for this schoolyard tale of 'football' and wit
The next issue of will have a distinctly South African flavour. Here is a foretaste:
And the Dead Watch Over Us
James Whyle on his days in the apartheid army... new excerpt from a brutally honest autobiography
South African Hunger & Literary Excess
Obiwu examines South African literature through a rereading of Roy Campbell, Nadine Gordimer, and J. M. Coetzee
Shades of the New South Africa
Short Story offering from Eusebius McKaiser, until lately a research student at Oxford, now back in South Africa
Recommended Reading
  Courttia Newland

A Feast of Short Fiction
Fifteen tales of the abbreviated kind, from Akin Adesokan to Agusto; from creek-country to myth-making...

  Lessing Wins the Nobel
Doris Lessing is the 2007 Nobel Prize laureate for Literature.
The Empty Space on the Paper
Bleak Botswanan Short Story from Lauri Kubuitsile
Bus 73
New talent, Dike Chukwumerije stakes a confident claim with this haunting story. You won't be reading novels on the bus after this..
Link to The African Writing Prize
SABLE Lit Fest in Pictures
Molara Wood brings this photostudy of the 2nd SABLE International Litfest which took place in the Gambia
I Return to Okigbo
Afam Akeh on his love for Chris Okigbo's poetry. A 50th Anniversary Special Essay.
Long poem from Trinidadian, Roi Kwabena, former poet-laureate of Birmingham.
eel on reef
pieces of poetry from Uche Nduka's new collection
The Sea Warrior
'Crossover' drama from Caine Prize winner, Leila Aboulela, published here for the first time.
Ali Mazrui stirs Okigbo's Nest
Old controversy recurs at Chris Okigbo Conference
The Prodigal Chronicles
Take Our Quiz!
Do you know your Zephaniah from your Binta Breeze? Is The Famished Road a Bulawayo address? Test your knowledge of African-British Writing. Answers provided
Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Pipe Still Puffing
The poet Jack Mapanje reminisces about his executed friend, ten years on
Fantasy fiction from Nnedi Okoroafor-Mbachu, author of Zahrah the Windseeker

Tales by Conversation.
A policeman finds his eureka moment under an orange tree, in another conversational tale from Chuma Nwokolo

Books worth rereading?
considers Meja Mwangi's The Plague in this new feature.
The Swallowers
Kola Boof's edgy new story plumbs an alternate reality. For strong hearts only!
The Jacaranda Tree
Short fiction from Chinelo Achebe-Ejueyitche, Chinua Achebe's daughter
Art and Photography...
in a happy marriage with Victor Ehikhamenor
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