Toni Morrison Passes

The doyenne of American fiction, letters, and culture, writer of several prize-winning novels, passed away after a brief illness. ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York City, USA DATE • August 5, 2019 BODY • Family of Toni Morrison and Random House ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York...

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Achebe and Education

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African literature has long been asked to teach readers about their pasts. What if readers learned of their futures instead? The Long ESSay AUTHOR • Alvan A. Ikoku ISSUES • Education, African Literature YEAR • 2019 MONTHS • 2-8 • February-August 2019 The Long ESSay AUTHOR • Alvan A....

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Submissions: Callaloo

Callaloo, a journal on original, creative and critical work by and from the African diaspora, is now accepting submissions. Genre: Submissions, Journal, Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art. Venue: College Station, Texas, USA. Dates: Rolling submission, continual. Publication/Editors: Callaloo and Charles Henry Rowell (Editor). Description: Founded in 1976 by its...

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Submissions: Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train, a journal for emerging writers since 1990, is accepting manuscripts till May 2019 for its final issue. Genre: Submissions, Journal, Writing, Fiction. Venue: Portland, Oregon, USA. Dates: Continually, on rolling basis, at least until May 2019. Publication/Editors: Glimmer Train and Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies (Co-Editors and Sisters)....

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Junot on Trauma

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Novelist Junot Diaz has decided to reveal, via nonfiction writing, childhood trauma that he has previously channeled through characters, fiction, imagination. NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — In an important moment for those who closely follow the writings and career of Junot Diaz, the author has made public his experience of...

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Nganang Arrêté

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Accusé d’« outrage au chef de l’Etat », Patrice Nganang, camerounais, professeur de la littérature comparée, reste en prison. DOUALA, CAMEROUN — Un jour après avoir publié le 5 décembre un « Carnet de route en (zone) dite anglophone » sur le site de l’hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique, Patrice Nganang,...

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Gabo’s Digital Archive

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University of Texas has done a considerable public service in digitizing, cataloguing, and making available the papers of Gabriel García Márquez. AUSTIN, TEXAS — When the University of Texas acquired the personal papers of Gabriel García Márquez, soon after his death three years ago, many in his home country...

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Buchi Emecheta Passes

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Fiction and literature lose a trenchant and influential chronicler of the Nigerian, female and human condition in Buchi Emecheta. LONDON, ENGLAND — The world of African, diaspora, and feminist letters mourns the passing of Buchi Emecheta, the Nigerian female author of more than 20 books, including, most notably, Second...

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Etisalat Prize Shortlist

The Etisalat Prize for Literature has published its shortlist, with judges and readers set to peruse these novels, nominees, oeuvres. LAGOS, NIGERIA — The Etisalat Prize for Literature has just announced its 2016 shortlist. The three shortlisted books are: Jacqui L’Ange's The Seed Thief (Umuzi Publishers, South Africa); Jowhor Ile's And After...

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Translated: ‘El Conde de Montecristo’

Navona has published a definitive Spanish translation of the Alexandre Dumas classic, The Count of Montecristo; “a great European literary event” in the language.Genre: Books, Fiction, Translation. Full Title: The Count of Montecristo. Writer: Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), French novelist and playwright, whose well-known works include The Three Musketeers (1844)...

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