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‘I Am HIV Positive And Happy.’ – Binyavanga Wainaina

Yesterday, December 1, was World AIDS Day, and so, all around the world, there was a great focus on the conversation surrounding HIV/AIDS. Part of that conversation was stirred on twitter when Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, tweeted his HIV status. ‘I am HIV Positive and happy,’ he tweeted, prompting a ...

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Farafina Workshop 2015 Call For Submissions

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 16 to June 26, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine ...

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Farafina Set To Publish Me At Last!

Actually, it’s not just me o. It’s the entire Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop class of 2013. You know us, right? We’re the ones you can see here . . .And here . . . And here. It turns out that after three weeks of learning under the savvy tutelage ...

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Farafina Workshop 2014 Call For Submissions

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from August 5 to August 15 2014. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine ...

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‘Creative Writing Courses Are A Waste Of Time.’ Says Creative Writing Professor Hanif Kureishi

Creative writing courses are a “waste of time”, according to the novelist – and creative writing teacher – Hanif Kureishi, who says that “a lot of my students just can’t tell a story”. Kureishi, whose debut novel The Buddha of Suburbia won the Whitbread first novel prize, recently spoke at ...

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“I was ready to share.” Kenya’s foremost writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, reveals his reason for coming out

Binyavanga Wainaina is one of Kenya’s best-known writers. Now he is one of the most prominent figures in Africa to announce that he’s gay. Wainaina did so on his 43rd birthday, in a piece posted on several websites, titled: “I Am A Homosexual, Mum.” The title comes from a conversation ...

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Rhythmic Blues

If you love words, then the music makes sense If you don’t, you are the stranger. The music is about words and how to use them, And about many things like color, cadence, voice, style. To wax lyrical, one must waltz with Kip; Your feet light on the dancing floor ...

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