Mentorship Opportunity for South African Writers

Hey, y'all! A South African writer I'm personally familiar with, Karen Jennings, is offering a 12-week writing course in English to any South African citizen over the age of 18 - no prior writing experience required. I met Karen through Writivism's mentorship program, and she helped me edit a story that eventually made it into… Continue reading Mentorship Opportunity for South African Writers

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The New Maji: by Ivana Akotowaa Ofori — AFREADA

“The first time was experimental, you could say,” said The Plug. “The prototype formula was underdeveloped, yes, but you must understand it was an emergency… [8mins] via The New Maji: by Ivana Akotowaa Ofori — AFREADA

These Bones Will Rise Again: African women (re)writing ourselves into history

In my opinion, re-writing our history, especially as Africans, is at least as important as documenting our present. And yes, I am indeed advocating for re-writing, as opposed to just learning or passing down already-documented history. Because history is always getting re-written anyway, so we might as well be the ones re-assuming control of the… Continue reading These Bones Will Rise Again: African women (re)writing ourselves into history

Okay, so Ghana, Imma need a “The Justice” series, like, ASAP

What the title said. The Justice is a novel by Ghanaian author, Boakyewaa Glover. It’s marketed as a “political thriller” as indicated on the cover, but I’d probably call it a political romantic suspense-drama. But that’s a lot, so let’s just go with what the cover says, LOL. For me, it was one of those… Continue reading Okay, so Ghana, Imma need a “The Justice” series, like, ASAP

Afordzi (A Short Story)

Edem had breached her agreement. She was now suffering the consequences, paying her penalties through nausea, sweat and convulsions. She had already spent several hours going back and forth between her bed and her trash can, dry-heaving over the latter for minutes at a time. She felt like she was going to die. Whatever was… Continue reading Afordzi (A Short Story)

My Thoughts: Tail of the Blue Bird

Author: Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Overview of my thoughts: I think this book was downright brilliant. Synopsis: Some minister’s girlfriend comes to a village called Sonokrom, where she’s freaked out by some inexplicable remains of what appears to have once been a living creature. (There’s a blue bird feather in the same room.) An egotistical maniac… Continue reading My Thoughts: Tail of the Blue Bird

If I Could Kill My Feelings… (A Novelette)

A novelette is just a really long, short story. And this particular one is romantic African science fiction. Here's the PDF: If I Could Kill My Feelings. I hope you enjoy it. But if you don't, that's okay too. We can still be friends. 🙂 And yes, the title of this story has an optional ellipsis… Continue reading If I Could Kill My Feelings… (A Novelette)