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  Ovo Adagha
  K. King-Aribisala
  Talal H.An’nayer
  Chris. Anyokwu
  Zino Asalor
  Jackee B. Batanda
  M.A. Bowley
  Brian Chikwava
  M. Gomo
  Ivor W. Hartmann
  Tracy Kidder
  Fungai Machirori
  J.K.S. Makokha
  Andie Miller
  Mandy Mitchell
  Dango Mkandawire
  Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  Obi Nwakanma
  Chuma Nwokolo
  Chris Okigbo
  Michael Onile-Ere
  Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  S. D. Partington
  A, Quarcoopome
  Ato Quayson
  Bryony Rheam
  Hans Schippers
  Emmanuel Sigauke
  Vamba Sherif
  Danielle T. Smith
  Peter W. Vakunta
  Victor Ehikhamenor





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with Vamba Sherif

Vamba Sherif arrives home in Kolahun

I was returning home after 20 years, and the man who was driving me there turned out to be an ex-rebel. The last time I saw Kolahun, my birthplace in Liberia, was in 1990 ...

Zino Asalor
Zino Asalor

I give you a look
You smile, rising

You smile at me
I rise, dreaming
Only of lying down
Jackee Batanda

Jackee Batanda

‘Will you like to talk about this?’
You nod and the words come gushing out. She takes notes. She recommends that you need to take the day off. It is a Friday.

Cover Interview
Obi Nwakanma evokes
Chris Okigbo in a new Biography

Chris Okigbo

told me the loveliest story
of Okigbo’s seduction of
her in the 1950s. She of
course swore me to silence.'

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Welcome to 10;    African Writing Prize for Flash Fiction

La Bodega, Nii Ayikwei Parkes
On Invisibility, Magdalene Bowley
The Book of Salamanders, Obi Nwakanma
Tales by Conversation, Chuma Nwokolo
Doing Nothing, Jackee Budesta Batanda
The Times, Dango Mkandawire
Burning the Beans, Michael Onile-Ere

Ato Quayson;
Obi Nwakanma, (cover; excerpt)
Bryony Rheam

News: in new partnership with Manchester University.

Zino Asalor, Three Poems
Danielle Taana Smith, Hide and Seek
Annette Quarcopoome, 31-Word Poems
Ovo Adagha, Fade
Fungai Machirori, Collapse
Ipelo, Untitled
J.K.S. Makokha, Tongues of Flame
Mandy Mitchell, Four Poems
Stephen Derwent Partington, Three Poems
Forecasting the Death of Fiction
, Brian Chikwava
No Longer at Ease in Antwerp, Han Schippers.
Footing with the Ancestors, Andie Miller
Knowing your Classics
PlaceNames: Kolahun, Vamba Sherif
Good thing about falling to Rock-Bottom... THE ACADEMY
Christopher Anyoku
“Past is prologue”: English, Metafiction and the Postcolonial Condition in Karen King-Aribisala’s The Hangman’s Game
Peter W. Vakunta: Aporia: Ngugi’s Fatalistic Logic of the Unassailable Position of Indigenous Languages in African Literature

A Fine Madness
Strength in What Remains
African Roar
Dreams in a Time of War



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