Saturday, May 4, 2013

Call for Submissions: ANA - NICO Short Story Collection (Nigeria)

The Association of Nigerian Authors is pleased to announce a call for entries for a short story collection sponsored by the Nigerian Institute for Cultural Orientation [NICO]. The anthology will comprise of the best submissions and will be released by August 2013. • Theme: All stories should deal with aspects of Nigerian culture, interpreted widely. • Length: Under 3,000 words. • Submission: All entries are to be sent via email to with the subject “ANA/NICO [title of submission]” • Format: Entries should be sent as a single MS Word-readable document in 12 pt, Times New Roman Font, double spaced with pagination. All entries must be accompanied by a separate attachment providing a 200-word bio and full contact details. PLEASE NOTE: • For entries to be eligible, they must not have been published in print in Nigeria prior to submission. The Association reserves the right to remove a story from the collection on discovery of prior print publication. • Online publication in magazines, blogs, and journals etc are not affected by 1. above. CONTACT INFORMATION: For queries/ submissions: Website:

Chimamanda reads 'Americanah' at the Terraculture, Lagos

"Saturday, April. 27, 2013, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, speaks to Associated press during an interview in Lagos, Nigeria. Modern life in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has become almost a character itself in novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book, "Americanah." Within its pages, one catches self-acknowledged glimpses of the writer herself, who shot to fame with her previous novel, a love story set during Nigeria's civil war entitled "Half of a Yellow Sun." - (AP)