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Karen Jennings, Kubuitsile, TJ Benson, Tochukwu Okafor, others make 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize Long List (Announced)

The Short Story Day Africa Prize (worth R10,000) is one of Africa’s prominent short story awards. It is pan-African and is theme-based. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Migrations’. The 2016 long list includes the talented and award winning writers, the South African Karen Jennings, the Botswanan Lauri Kubuistile, the Nigerians TJ Benson (in whom we…

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THE SPIRITS OF THE EBEDI INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY FALL UPON POETS SERVIO GBADAMOSI, EHIZOGIE IYEOMOAN, AND IKECHUKWU NWAOGU

Yes, you have heard of the Ebedi International Residency… and there are spirits there. These spirits are rare in Nigeria – imagine it, electric power supply, water, peace, quiet! Shoot someone already! Yes, let me school you only a bit. The Ebedi International Residency in Iseyin, Oyo state is one of the few residencies in…

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Agatha Aduro

There is a splintered street Where dreams die at dawn The gurgle of laughter stilled In the unlikeliest of throats There is a nascent irascibility that sends Youth hurtling off the edge of this precipice Called life.  Death is not painful For the dead. Only for the unfortunate Living who sift through memories Like voyeurs.…