19 Year-old Nigerian Writer, Chidera Onyebuchi Unveils New Book: Finding Garen

Finding Garen comes highly recommended – Professor Duro Oni Chidera Onyebuchi is a 19-year-old Nigerian writer who discovered her love for the art of writing at the age of 10. She started telling stories when she was a child and…

I Simply Write From A Place of Truth | In Conversation with Ayodele Olofintuade

Ladies and gentlemen, Synners from all over the world, welcome to another edition of the Syncity NG Literary Lords and Ladies show where we celebrate writers of African descent. Our guest today is none other than Ayodele Olofintuade. This Ibadan-born…

Syncity NG’s Anniversary Anthology Winners Vol. 1, 2019+Download

The Anniversary Anthology Vol. 1, 2019 is finally here! After longlist and shortlist announcements, winning stories have emerged. The anthology contains 10 beautiful stories for you to feast on! Read the Founder’s note and Introduction in the anthology for more…

4 Books by Nigerian Writers Make The Guardian’s Black Girl Reading list

Yesterday, 11 July 2019, The Guardian released a 10-book reading list for black girls, and guess what? More than a third of the list is occupied by Nigerian writers. The books are Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi…

Book Review | The Mourning Bird | Peter Ngila

A Review of The Mourning Bird by Mubanga Kalimamukwento Review by Peter Ngila I first (e-)met Mubanga Kalimamukwento months ago, through her short story, Womanhood – which I had read blind for the SynCity Ng Anniversary Prize + Awards. The…

Third Time Lucky: Nneka Leslie Arimah is the Winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

Yesterday, Nigerian writer Nneka Leslie Arimah was declared the winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for her short story Skinned, published in the 53rd issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concerns. Arimah is the sixth Nigerian to win the Caine Prize after EC…

Read What People are Saying about Nnedi Okoroafor’s Memoir “Broken Places & Outer Spaces”

Just a little over two weeks after Nnedi Okoroafor’s new book was officially released, it’s already gaining rave reviews from both industry bigwigs and enthusiastic fans. Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected, is Nnedi’s first book…

Weekend Watch: 5 Profound Spoken Word Poems by African Women

This weekend, we compile the 5 of the best spoken word poems by African women for your viewing and listening pleasure. These (mostly short) poems which range from beautiful to chilling, tackle race, identity, gender, religion, and love. Gripping and…

The 2018 SSDA Shortlist is Out!

The 2018 shortlist for the Short Story Day Africa Prize (SSDA) with the theme, Hotel Africa has been released. SSDA, in their words, called it a ‘(long) shortlist’. The SSDA team, poised to redefine stories of and from Africa, narrated…

Book Review |One Of Us Is Lying|Syn Osuchukwu

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 368 pages. Delacorte Press(US) x Penguin Random (UK), 2017. If you are looking for the perfect combination of YA and mystery, then this book is perfect. It follows the life of…