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Crime novels in small African cities: A rarity

I can’t be the only one who lets out a long, exasperated sigh when I see an exciting new crime novel by an African author on the bookshelves at a physical or online store, quickly rush to read the description, and realise it’s set in… Lagos. Johannesburg. Nairobi. Accra. Abuja. Harare. Cape Town. Kigali. Dakar. […]

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Normal is good enough

Between 2014 and 2017, I worked in communications at a Big Four professional services firm. A saying popular among us (and which definitely still flies across the dividers of those white and orange workstations) was: “The reward for good work is more work.” They stayed true to that quip. Once, I got some recognition at […]

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On Becoming The Writer

So, this week, I was crowned The Writer at TNC’s Pan-African online writing contest that spanned 4 weeks, writing stories following predetermined themes each week. Do I feel any different? Yes. And, no. The contest came at a terrible time for me. I had an exam to write and design classes to keep up with. […]