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Biyi Bándélé: The Storyteller Departs

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The writer-director, author of Burma Boy, Biyi Bandélé, has passed.

From Olongo Africa
On August 9, 2022
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Mama Calls Me Tennis Ball Because I Always Bounce Back

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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

From Olongo Africa
On June 30, 2022
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A Book Collector’s Journal

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Books are markers of a time no longer within reach.

From Olongo Africa
On April 12, 2021
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Our Books of 2020

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Books that kept us going during this annus horribilis.

From Olongo Africa
On December 30, 2020

Olongo Africa to Me

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a platform built by writers and readers for writers and readers

From Olongo Africa
On December 22, 2020

Our Twittering Space

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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 […]

From Olongo Africa
On December 11, 2020

A House for Mr. Soyinka

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If the estate's location deep in the bush inconvenienced his visitors, he clearly delighted in their discomfort.

From Olongo Africa
On August 24, 2018