Download “Notes from the Lockdown”

Here is an e-version of Notes from the Lockdown a collection of text written about and/or during the lockdown in countries like South Sudan, Ethiopia-Oromia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria. Please share it with your friends. Notes from the LockdownDownload

Notes from the lockdown

Writers in Africa, sikiliza tafadhali. Boredom is the mother of invention. I hear from people that they suffer from writer's block at the moment, as people are stuck at home or upcountry, as the Kenyans say, so I thought I would ask around if people have anything they'd written in quarantine that I could publish... Continue Reading →

ASL mentioned in The Sunday Guardian (Nigeria)

Nigerian author, scholar and critic Kole Omotoso mentions Nicklas Hållén's presentation on Okadabooks and waithood at Elizade University in his column in this week's Sunday Guardian. You can find the column here. Omotoso is one of Nigeria's literary giants and his novel The Edifice (1971) was published in the formative African Writers Series.

Interview with Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah (Mensahighlife), Swedish-Ghanaian musician and author of It’s so Cold Oo by Nicklas Hållén

African Street Literature: I just listened to a radio segment from the Swedish public service radio where you were interviewed in the capacity of a member of Ghanas growing returnee community. Can you say something about your background? Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah: I was born in 1981 in Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden. I was born into an... Continue Reading →

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