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Florence Beal Nenakwe
A Saturday Afternoon...
On a Tree-Lined Street in Zambia, an abandoned daughter stumbles upon her mother... a short story from Mwila A. Zaza
Nana and the Wolf
Poems from South Africa's Genna Gardini
Diary of  an MFA Student-in-Residence
Writer and intern, Rudolf Okonkwo reflects on his experiences on an American MFA programme
Azerbaijani journalist, Samed Aydin's short story about a homesick student
Raggedy Horses
A memoir of a life-changing childhood experience on the foothills of the Amatole Mountains. From Fiona Jamieson
Place Names African writers introduce their hometowns in our new, introspective column on emotional geography. South Africa's Grace Kim begins
Imfolozi Reserve
Five short poems from South African writer and celebrated playwright, Kobus Moolman

Dressed in a Nurse's Uniform
Uche Peter Umez reviews Voice of a Dream
Mr. Goop
Ivor Hartmann, winner of the Baobab Prize for African literature, with his winning entry

Patrice's Skull

Memento to Namesake
Cameroon's Patrice Nganang, remembers Rwanda's fallen

Welcome to No. 7, to interviews with three debut novelists and an Africanist critic, as well as our usual fare of stories, poetry and essays from across the continent and her Diaspora

A Call to Action, inspired by your responses to our Special Edition on War and Peace
Arms Free Africa
101 Books to read before you die
The jury picked their favourite 20th Century books from across Africa; now, nominate your own modern classics

Petina Gappah

Jane Bryce
Brian Chikwava
'Tricia Adaobi Nwaubani

Museveni as Nyamgondho
Meshack Owino's East African allegory
Orange Crush
A Chuma Nwokolo short story; nine years in the life of an obsessive horticulturist

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Fela Finessing the grooves
For afro jazz composer, Funsho Ogundipe, Fela's creative process was as iconic as his music
The Essential Soyinka
A comprehensive Uzor Maxim Uzoatu essay on his teacher and mentor, the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka

Rethinking City Hall
Isabella Morris confronts xenophobia in a South African City Hall
Stormy Debut
Tola Ositelu reviews Ayesha Harruna  Attah's Harmattan Rain
Before the Storm
Four poems by Nigerian poet and novelist, Unoma Nguemo Azuah
Agama Atra
Three poems from UK-based South African poet Isobel Dixon

Enter, ZimbaBwana
Ando Yeva reviews Brian Chikwava's Harare North, and Petina Gappah's An Elegy for Easterly

Tales by Conversation: Bloody Benji
A brand new tale of an old painting. Have you missed an episode? Links to back issues

This is Lagos
Fast-paced Nigerian thriller from Crispin Oduobuk-MfonAbasi

My Three Sons
A poem from Baltimore minister, Bobby Gawthrop

Tanure Ojaide
Elegy for Nostalgia
New poems from Tanure Ojaide, Nigerian poet and scholar

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