The Nigerian edition of Igoni Barrett’s collection of short stories will be released in Abuja on the 2nd of November 2013 at the Salamander Café on Bujumbura Close off Libreville Street, Amino Kano Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja. It promises to be a great event. Farafina is coming to Abuja.
Hello, everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend.
If you missed the New African Writing reading last Friday at The Life House, then you missed out on a fun evening. Eight out of the selected fifteen writers were available to read their work. Also, we had five distinguished writers – Tolu Ogunlesi, Jude Dibia, Eghosa Imasuen, Toyin Akinosho and Toni Kan – with us to help critique the stories and offer constructive feedback to the writers. The audience also contributed by sharing their comments and impressions on the stories. Please see photos of the event below.
The panelists (L-R): Tolu Ogunlesi, Jude Dibia, Eghosa Imasuen, Toyin Akinosho, Toni Kan
Akugo, reading for Ema Iruobe
Egbe Nnamdi Fred
Vivian Atureta, reading for Juliana Aja
Amiola Aguda, reading for Valerie Ekpo
We say a big thank you to the judges and attendees for their support, and to everyone who sent in their submissions. We plan on making the New African Writing initiative a continuous one, and our goal is to help bring new African writing to the fore through it.
There will be a reading tomorrow to mark the close of the second phase of the New African Writing call for submissions. The selected fifteen writers will read excerpts from their stories and get feedback from our panel of esteemed writers. It promises to be a fun evening, and we invite all book lovers and art enthusiasts to join us.
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 7.00 pm
Date: Friday, 24th February, 2012
Entry is absolutely free!
The second phase of the New African Writing call for entries has ended, and another fifteen short stories have been selected. Subject to further review, the writers stand the chance of getting their stories published in our e-book collection coming out later this year.
They are, in no particular order:
Simsim Halwa by Claudette Oduor
Curiosity by Akumbu Uche
Atonement by Valerie Nene Asuquo Ekpo
Fallen Embers by Egbe Nnamdi Fred
Secret Wars by Gothataone Moeng
Maurice by Gboyega Otolorin
The Queue by Tendai Huchu
The Hawker by Juliana Aja
The Vortex by Pemi Aguda
Mother’s Milk by Ema Iruobe
Gatecrashing by Joy Nwiyi
Nothing but the Truth by Osakwe Nwamaka
Incubus by Edwin Ifechukwu Okolo
Violent by Zainab Omaki
The Pink Chick by Uche Okonkwo
Congratulations to the selected writers, and we say thank you to everyone who sent in submissions. Please join us for a reading of the selected stories this Friday, where they will also be critiqued by our panel of esteemed writers.
Date: Friday, 24th February 2012
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island
Entry is free!