“I have been considered a perfect failure in my society,” confesses 34-year-old author Ivanova Nono Fotso of Cameroon. “Still single, living in my parents’ house, and writing children’s stories from home don’t meet for the criteria for success here.” And yet, despite her challenges, Ivanova’s writing career has flourished over the last decade with international
When sectarian violence in Nigeria first flared in 1999, Africa Christian Textbooks (ACTS) created tracts and pamphlets to soothe afflicted Christians and Muslims alike. But over the last two decades, thousands of people have died and attacks by militant Islamic groups such as Boko Haram and Fulani tribesmen have resulted in many Christians losing homes,
By Pusonnam Yiri, Nigeria The following excerpts are from the author’s chapter in our new book, African Writers: A Journey in Writing. Imagine a leaf dropping from a tree’s branch with no hope of surviving, then suddenly getting another chance to be reattached to the tree and live even better than before. For me, becoming
Nigerian author Pusonnam Yiri discusses his journey as a writer and how authors can promote their own books in this interview with MAI staff intern Nicki Consoli. Pusonnam and Kenyan author Jennifer Karina will share valuable tips in our August 19 webinar, “Author Promotion on a Low Budget.” Register online now. Q: What factors led
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