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The most far-out stuff in my novels is actually what’s true: Zukiswa Wanner chats to Eusebius McKaiser

Zukiswa Wanner was in the 702 studio to chat to Eusebius McKaiser today.

Call for writing celebrating Buchi Emecheta for a special issue of Pambazuka News

Pambazuka News is calling for articles for a special issue on the legacy of eminent Nigerian-born writer Buchi Emecheta.

Call for entries: The 2017 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award & Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced that submissions for the seventh annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 1 to 16 July 2017!

Writers and photographers: The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology call for submissions

An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.

Good books begin as bad drafts

The next time you are struggling with your own writing, recall this selection of pages from the drafts of great novels.

Ever wondered why it’s ‘tick-tock’ and not ‘tock-tick’?

The BBC explains why we say ‘tick-tock’, not ‘tock-tick’, ‘ding-dong’, not ‘dong-ding’, and ‘chit-chat’, not ‘chat-chit’.

After the publication of 1984, George Orwell sent a copy to his high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley

In October of 1949, a few months after 1984 was published, George Orwell sent a copy of the book to his high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley.

The Jalada collective: Charting Africa’s linguistic multiverse

Aaron Bady has written an article for Pacific Standard about Jalada Africa, a pan-African literary collective with a radical mission: ‘an ongoing translation effort to unite – and elevate – African literature’.

Read Zakes Mda’s fantastic response to ‘Do you get writer’s block?’

Zakes Mda has written a great response to a fan who asked ‘Don’t you ever get writer’s block?’

Writers! Apply for the Short Story Day Africa 2017 Flow workshop series

Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops in the following cities: