Nigeria

International line-up announced for 2019 Poetry Africa Festival in Durban

The 23rd Poetry Africa Festival will take place in Durban from 7 – 12 October 2019.

Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John – a tongue-in-cheek look at Nigeria’s relationship to itself

Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide by Elnathan John moves between the sublime and the ridiculous, deftly capturing both the hilarity and the horror of Nigeria.

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the twentieth edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’.

The lottery of life and love in Lagos – find out more about Toni Kan’s new short story collection Nights of the Creaking Bed

Corruption, religious intolerance, gratuitous violence and the importance of joy are some of the big themes that underlie Toni Kan’s memorable collection, Nights of the Creaking Bed.

The lives of two Nigerian women change forever – Don’t miss Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Kidnapped in Nigeria by a group not unlike Boko Haram, two women, Nwabulu and Julie, relate the stories of the very different lives fate has meted out for them.

‘Get married. Have babies. Then continue with secret boyfriends.’ Read an excerpt from Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien.

Find out more about Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities is the second novel by Chigozie Obioma, the author of The Fishermen, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan – a story of love, family and just desserts

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Olumide Popoola’s debut novel When We Speak of Nothing

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Stay in this evening and enjoy a glass of wine with …

Read an excerpt from Nigerian–American author Tomi Adeyemi’s epic West African fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone 

It’s all I can do not to scream. I dig my nails into the marula oak of my staff and squeeze to keep from fidgeting. Beads of sweat drip down my back, but I can’t tell if it’s from dawn’s early heat or from my heart slamming against my chest. Moon after moon I’ve been passed over.

Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien – an incredibly powerful portrayal of what it means to be a gay Nigerian man

Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien, is out now from Jacana Media.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

The most anticipated YA release of 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone is a West African Fantasy about a girl who must fight against the monarchy to bring magic back to her people.

The Eagle and the Springbok – New essays on Nigeria and South Africa by Adekeye Adebajo

The Eagle and the Springbok, the new book by Adekeye Adebajo, assesses Nigeria–South Africa relations in the areas of politics, economics, and culture within the context of rivalries and hegemony.

The Adichie Collection: Beautiful new collector’s editions of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s body of work

Narrative Landscape Press will be publishing special collector’s editions of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s body of work.

An unforgettable new voice: Don’t miss Wake Me When I’m Gone, the second novel from Odafe Atogun

The powerful second novel from Odafe Atogun, one of the most exciting new literary voices in contemporary African writing.

What I learned from Ben Okri about creative writing

Midway through his sentence Ben Okri stands up and turns to the whiteboard. “Who knows their work well?” he asks. The students in the class look at each other. “Someone give me a line, a line of your work”.

Presenting the new book by Ben Okri – The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age, illustrated by Rosemary Clunie

A new collection of meditations and stories from Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri, and illustrated by Rosemary Clunie.

Wole Soyinka’s Inaugural Lecture at the University of Johannesburg

Professor Wole Soyinka joined ​the University of Johannesburg as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University’s Faculty of Humanities this year.