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Farafina Books

Hello, everyone. We are glad to announce the fifteen short stories selected for the first phase of the New African Writing contest. They are, in no particular order:

Across the Third Mainland Bridge by Aaron Akinyemi
Kissing Susan by Bankole Oluwole
Chief Bridesmaid by Nkem Awachie
Widows’ Close by Funke Ogundimu
Three Birds and a Nest by Timendu Aghahowa
The Unyielding Sacrifice by Adaeze Osuizugbe
The Governor’s Visit by Saratu Morolayo
Fifty Years of Sweet Memories by Kechika Nomu
The Boy with the Broken Teeth by Bode Asiyanbi
Springboard from the Past by Remi-Roy Oyeyemi
Of Lemons and Lemonade by Aderonke Taiwo
Once Upon a Rapping Shotgun by Akpoveta Valentine
Slingshot by S.A. Sabo
A Miracle Scorned by Banjo Bankole-Sijuade
Ajebutter Dilemma by Adebayo Adegbembo

Congratulations to the writers, and thanks to everyone who sent in their stories. The selected entries will be critiqued by our esteemed panel and, pending further review, stand the chance of being published in our e-book collection…

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Do you have a story to tell? Here’s your opportunity to be heard.

Farafina Books

New African Writing is hosted by the ABC Literary Cafe at The Life House, and Kachifo Limited, publishers of Farafina Books. This event will provide an opportunity for emerging African writers to showcase their work and be exposed to critique and feedback from established writers.

Emerging writers are requested to submit any piece of prose of no more than 5,000 words. Thirty pieces will be selected from the submissions, and the writers will be invited to read five minutes of their work during the event. Our panel of distinguished writers will be on hand to critique their work on both days of the event. The thirty selected pieces will be subject to further editing and review by both the panel and Kachifo Limited, and the top fifteen will be included in an e-book of short stories to be released later in 2012. The stories not selected for publication in…

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Scribbles and stuff

Deep stuff, funny stuff, real stuff, sad stuff, silly stuff… what kind of stuff do you like to read? you just might find it here. Read on.

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