2013 Cain Prize Winner Tope Folarin will be a panelist at Afrilit 2013. We put our 5 Questions to him about his work and his craft. Congratulations on winning the 2013 Cain Prize! Can you tell us a bit about that experience and what it has meant to you? Thank you so much! Winning the Caine Prize […]
Chinelo Okparanta, one of Granta’s six New Voices for 2012, and author of Happiness, Like Water, a collection of short stories, will be a panelist at Afrilit2013. She answers our 5 questions about her collection of work and her influences. Your short story collection, Happiness, like Water, contains stories of life in Nigeria and also in the United […]
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is a panelist at Afrilit 2013. We asked her 5 Questions about her inspirations and her work. What was the inspiration behind Powder Necklace? I was inspired to write Powder Necklace for three main reasons: I thought it was a compelling and unexpected story. I had had this life-changing experience at age 12 of […]
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing the panelist for AfriLit 2013, our literature festival where we’ll be celebrating the best in African Literature. Here at Afridiaspora.com, we have a feature called 5 Questions, where we ask our guest 5 Questions about life and their craft. We asked our first panelist, author Ayesha Harruna […]
Over the years, Ghana has been described as the beacon or star of Africa, paving the way for other African countries to follow. However, getting to that point has not been a jolly ride for Ghana. She has had her own share of political, economic and democratic struggles. For the past eight months, Ghana has made headlines due to a petition that was filled in the Supreme Court by the opposition National Patriotic Party, challenging the results of the December 2012 elections.