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Kawerians Talk 2 : Who gave you your love for reading? September 28, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Hello All! Welcome to another episode of KAWERIANS TALK. On this episode, Kawerians talked about the person or people or situations that gave them their love for reading. Enjoy! Okezi: My mother. It was a bullying thing though. As an “entitled” last born, my siblings will beat me to align to reality and when I went to report, Mummy will ask me to do two things: read or sleep. To avoid the beating. Lol. I…

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September Pick : Wings Of The Night Sky by Jessica Tagbajumi + Five Questions with Jessica September 19, 2019 – Posted in: Interview

Our book for the month of September is Wings Of The Night Sky by Jessica Tagbajumi. It is a Young Adult Adventure Fantasy story. Synopsis: When Omiete answers the call that takes her on a journey to a magical kingdom of Aondo, she is faced with a new reality and purpose – to rescue the Guardian of the Keepers who protect the Kingdom in the sky and ultimately defeat the evil Dadan and his horde…

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Saturday Read : How To Survive A Heat Wave by Chika Unigwe September 14, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

It’s raining heavily here in Lagos, Nigeria. Surfing the net and looking for intriguing short stories to keep me company, I came across this beautiful piece by Chika Unigwe. Chika Unigwe is a Nigerian-born Igbo author who writes in English and Dutch. In April 2014, she was selected for the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. Previously based…

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Ten Writing Lessons from Elizabeth Gilbert September 9, 2019 – Posted in: Inspiration

Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for her 2006 memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide. In 2010, EAT PRAY LOVE was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential…

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Five Questions with Okezi Uwede-Meshack – Author; Diary of an Ibadan Lawyer + Pictures and Videos from the Book Launch. September 5, 2019 – Posted in: Interview

On the 25th day of August 2019, friends, family and wellwishers gathered at Terra Kulture to launch DIARY OF AN IBADAN LAWYER by Okezi Uwede-Meshack. Okezi studied law at the prestigious Babcock University and was called to the Nigerian bar in December 2015. He works with a multinational as a legal counsel and is based in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. He has experience with commercial law and supports businesses both in French and English speaking Africa.…

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2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for submissions September 4, 2019 – Posted in: Competitions

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish. If the winning story is in translation, the translator receives additional prize money. Eligibility and entry rules Please read these eligibility and entry…

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Chigozie Obioma and the Books That Made Him. – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

I’m not sure I have written the book I’d most like to be remembered for  yet, though I suspect and hope that my latest, An Orchestra of Minorities, will endure. Chigozie Obioma as we all know, is one of Nigeria’s finest writers. He is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2015, he was named one of “100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine. His first novel, The…

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