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 Libretto Publishers is calling for submissions to the Libretto African Anthology for Nonfiction/Essay Prize. Submissions of creative nonfiction by published and unpublished writers of African descent will be the focus of this first edition of the Prize. The anthology will be published in both print and digital formats.  Guidelines Eligibility : Only writers of African descent living within and outside the African continent are eligible to participate.  Format : Each contributor is expected to submit a single entry of no more than 2500 words.  Each submission must be previously unpublished and the original work of the contributor. Each submission must be written in English, using the Times New Roman font, 1.5 spacing on Microsoft .doc or .docx format. Document should not including any identification as the judges will be reading blind.  Submissions should be sent through our submissions portal,  In the body of the submission box, put the pr

Balaraba Ramat, Ado Gidan Dabino, Others To Grace HIBAF

The Hausa International Book and Arts Festival, HIBAF, put together by Open Arts, is set to hold in Kaduna from the 21st to the 23rd of October, 2021. The new and exciting festival will welcome guests like Balaraba Ramat, Ado Gidan Dabino, Prof. Asabe Kabir, Prof. Ibrahim Malumfashi, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Ismail Bala, Hakeem Baba- Ahmed, BM Dzukogi and many others. Panels and discussions will highlight Hausa Literature; writings, spoken words, poetry, films, and even matters of security in Northern Nigeria. According to the Curator, Sada Malumfashi, HIBAF was created out of the “need to provide adequate representation for the booming Hausa literary field in the global conversation about books and literature” When asked about his vision for the festival, Malumfashi replied that his hope was for HIBAF to serve as a “melting point for the celebration of language in Northern Nigeria and across Africa” He added that he hoped that the festival will re-affirm the literary merit of writers in

3 Times We Can Relate To Adele's New Song

  The 33 year old musician released a new track this Friday. It did not exactly make us cry, but it did remind us of a few things that we could relate to. 'There's no gold in this river that I have been washing my hands in' That's how we have been hustling and sometimes looking fly but we swear that Sapa is not letting us shine o. Everywhere is very hard 'There ain't no room for us to change when we are both so deeply stuck in our ways' That's how election is coming, but youths are moaning on twitter while our fore-fathers are doing small small campaign. 'Go easy on me, baby' With Pandemic, plus this country, plus the way price of food is growing, abeg if you see us, squeeze small something in our hands. Abeg.