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COAL SET TO HOST SPOKEN RHYTHM 2017

The Custodians of African Literature COAL is set to host Spoken Rhythm 2017,  an event of live Performance Poetry, music and theatre which will bring together the best in the spoken word industry in Nigeria. No worries, the kind of poetry at this event isn’t the kind you’re familiar with, this is distinct, it is spoken word, easy to understand, fun to listen to and of course it will sure blow your mind. We assure you that simple words can communicate deep truths that can also make you laugh, cry and wonder, so come and we will

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COAL to host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The Custodians of African Literature-COAl will on the 27th of August host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, for the reading and signing of his book, Seasons of Crimson Blossoms. About the Author Born in Jos Nigeria, Abubakar is a writer and journalist who holds a B.Sc in Communications form University of Jos. His debut short-story collection The Whispering Trees was long-listed for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014, with the title short story shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In same year, he

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Wana Udobang:Writer of the Week

Our writer of the week, Wana is many things. She is not only a writer and philantrophist but an inspiration to women and men all over the world. Wana, is a journalist, poet, activist and filmmaker.  Born in Lagos Nigeria, she graduated from the University for The Creative Arts in England with a first class degree in Journalism. She is creative director of WanaWana productions and hosts the television program Airtel Touching Lives. She has written,directed and produced numerous documentaries including 'warriors' a series created

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COAL’s Call for Submissions

COALNG seeks to publish Africa-engaging literature in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and non-fiction of exceptional literary worth. We would love to share your writings to a wide online literary community of readers and writers. COALNG is broad and inclusive in perspective spanning the spectrum of various thoughts as it relates to Africans and the African consciousness. We will be happy to read you today. Notes to keep in mind: Send submissions attached to the body of the mail (not as an attached

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TEN FACTS ABOUT THE CAINE PRIZE

TEN CAINE FACTS. The Caine prize is an annual literature prize awarded to the writer of an African short story published in English. It is named after Sir Michael Harris Caine founder of the Manbooker prize who died in 1999. Earning it the nickname “African booker”. The prize was launched in 2000 and is worth 10000 pounds. It was first won by Sudanesewriter Leila Aboulela for her short story "The Museum". The four ( 4 ) African winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature have supported the Caine Prize as patrons: Wole

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Perceptions (Unabridged): Reviews by Toni Kan and Prof Ahmed Yerima

Title: Perceptions (Unabridged) Publisher: Larry Press Author: Dele Agrogundade Reviewers: Toni Kan and Professor Ahmed Yerima My old teacher, Professor Wole Soyinka, once told me in class that the ultimate aim of any writer is to be relevant to the society for whom he writes. This is the case of Dele Arogundade and his poems because they emerge from a poet’s determination to be relevant to his immediate society and whatever society he is privileged to visit. The poems can be described as a margin from a natural-realistic

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COAL TO HOST COLONEL DELE AROGUNDADE IN JOS

The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of the collection of Poems ”Perceptions (Unabridged)” by Dele Arogundade. About the Author Oladele Oluyede Arogundade is a Colonel with the Nigerian Army, Commander of the Command Workshop, Army Headquarters Garrison at Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja. He is a highly intuitive young man with an exceptional imaginative capability. He is an avid reader with an insatiable penchant for writing.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics

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COAL’S OPEN MIC

HEY THERE! Amidst the tension and turbulence of a troubled nation as Nigeria, it is necessary youths come together to talk, have deliberations on the way forward. And where else is best for this if not at COAL's Open mic where we talk, learn, inform, educate and enjoy thrilling performances  from each other. So, it is that time again where we all sit, enjoy and give constructive criticism of beautiful performances from just about anyone who has something beautiful to share before an audience. Come witness the very best of

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