The Nigeria Prize 2022: Garlands for New Blood
If it wasn’t obvious enough that the leading poetic voices on the continent now belong to a new generation of writers bred in the jungles of the internet and raised in the angst of 21st-century dilemmas and preoccupations, the new NLNG prize shortlist has made it clearer.
Biyi Bándélé: The Storyteller Departs
The writer-director, author of Burma Boy, Biyi Bandélé, has passed.
Mama Calls Me Tennis Ball Because I Always Bounce Back
I still remember my ball boy training you have to squat with your left leg simultaneously kneel with your right leg perpendicular to your left so even if you miss the catch the ball is halted by your legs at a 90-degree angle I often missed the catch even before my strokes
A Book Collector’s Journal
Books are markers of a time no longer within reach.
Our Books of 2020
Books that kept us going during this annus horribilis.
Olongo Africa to Me
a platform built by writers and readers for writers and readers
Our Twittering Space
Download as PDFOlongo is the orange-cheeked waxbill, small enough to be missed in a scene, but loud enough to be noticed wherever it is perched. The name had stuck since we first suggested it as the cover for our new floor on the Brick House, a collective of writers and journalists. You are welcome to […]
A House for Mr. Soyinka
If the estate's location deep in the bush inconvenienced his visitors, he clearly delighted in their discomfort.