Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.
Everyone but the Chibok girls--subjects of #BringBackOurGirls--and their families in Nigeria have moved on, but history does not march on for the victims.
There is not a single journal devoted to literary criticism in an African language or any writer residencies that encourage writing in African languages.
Can an African language literature prize be inherently Pan-African?
These are the days when a white man with a gun needs a license to shoot
To my ear Achebe’s voice is always measured even at its most defiant.
In 1982, as the air force-led coup attempt in Kenya unfolded, we sat glued to our