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Kawerians Talk 2 : Who gave you your love for reading?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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August Pick : In the Name of our Father by Olukorede Yishau

Our book for the month of August is IN THE NAME OF OUR FATHER by Olukorede Yishau. IN THE NAME OF OUR FATHER has been described by POSTERITY MEDIA as a metaphor of a fallen society. The desire to become a novelist suddenly seizes Justus Omoeko. He wants another title other than a journalist for which thousands know him. He is soon inspired by the story of a popular prophet in town and decides to write…

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Kawerians Talk 1 : On Books that changed the way they see the world!

Part of the magic of being a book lover is having people to discuss the books with. It’s magical. At Kawe Africa, we do everything within our power to keep bookish conversations alive! Kawerians Talk is a weekly series dedicated to sharing answers given by faithful kawerians on some exciting bookish and literary questions. As we all know, books have the power to transform, to shift world views, to change perspectives. On books that have…

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“I write because I can’t not write” – An Interview with Bisi Adjapon

In the month of May, we had the privilege of hosting the author, Bisi Adjapon. We talked about lots of things – CLICK HERE FOR THE POST WE DID ON THE EVENT! At the event, we talked about themes explored in the book, her next work (s) – a sequel for Of Women And Frogs, a novel with immigration as its central theme, and other contemporary issues. Although Bisi writes novels to entertain, and writes…

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