The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2023 announced its longlist with African Diaspora and stories of Alienated Youth Dominating the List

The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize announced its international longlist today, Thursday 26 January. The £20,000 prize is one of the World’s largest literary prizes for young writers. Awarded for the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under, the Prize celebrates the international world of fiction… Continue reading The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2023 announced its longlist with African Diaspora and stories of Alienated Youth Dominating the List

Injustice, Trauma And Death: Knotted Ropes In Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental

Title: EVERYBODY DON KOLOMENTAL Genre: Poetry (a collection) Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Reviewer: ENANG, God’swill Effiong Year of Publication: 2021 Word Count: 1,353 Injustice, Trauma And Death: Knotted Ropes In Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental ‘Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once;… Continue reading Injustice, Trauma And Death: Knotted Ropes In Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental

Multiple Award-Winning Author releases first collection of poems for Young People

Notable poet, essayist, storyteller and children’s author, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s latest collection of poems, ‘You Need More Than Dreams’ is a collection of didactic and instructive poems targeted at young people and teenagers. Tolu’ A. Akinyemi has received great acclaim locally and internationally for his literary acumen and writing talent, which has seen him publish… Continue reading Multiple Award-Winning Author releases first collection of poems for Young People

AY LIVE set to make history in Newcastle

Leading Nigerian comedian, entertainer and filmmaker, AY (Ayo Makun) will perform live at The FED Gateshead on the 27th of November 2022. AY will bring his award-winning comedy show to North-East England, for the very first time, which will also see upcoming Afrobeats acts and live DJs performing on the night. The glitz and glamour… Continue reading AY LIVE set to make history in Newcastle

Welsh Rapper Wins International Poetry Book Awards

Rufus Mufasa was announced overall winner of this prestigious competition in Pontypridd today. Judged by Welsh writer, poet and environmental activist John Evans. The winners were as follows:1st Prize         FLASHBACKS & FLOWERS – Rufus Mufasa, Pontypridd, Wales2nd Prize        SIARAD – Caroline Reid, Adelaide, Australia3rd Prize         WE ARE THE WINTER PEOPLE – Jenny Rowbory, Machynlleth, Wales Second place went to… Continue reading Welsh Rapper Wins International Poetry Book Awards

Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer makes the shortlist of the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships.

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships. With well over 500 entries from published authors. Nineteen writers were shortlisted from the large pool of submissions, which included the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022, Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim, who is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Morland Writing Scholarship… Continue reading Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer makes the shortlist of the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships.

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish set to premiere at Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre and SoreSlap Theatre present the World Premiere of More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish from TUES 15TH NOV – SAT 3RD DEC 2022 Performance Time: 7:30pm plus 1:00pm Saturday matinees Tickets:  15th – 20th Nov – Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 22nd Nov – 3rd Dec  – £15-£3 Running Time: Approx. 75 mins Age Rec: 16+… Continue reading More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish set to premiere at Alphabetti Theatre

Born Lippy hosts riveting night at Cobalt Studios CIC

Born Lippy treated lovers of poetry, comedy and hip-hop to an electric night where glittering words were shared by all performing acts. Donald Jenkins hosted the night, which is tagged a monthly celebration of everything wordy and had pulsating performances that had the audience craving for more right to the very end. The performers for… Continue reading Born Lippy hosts riveting night at Cobalt Studios CIC

Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim wins Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022

Newcastle based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim has been declared as the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022. Ibrahim was announced the winner at the grand finale of the 2022 edition of the Quramo Festival of Words, which was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Sunday, October 9th, 2022. In… Continue reading Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim wins Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022

Jide Badmus, Christtie Jay, Omotayo Sangofadeji set to headline at Lion and Lilac’s National Poetry Day Event

UK Based Arts Organisation, Lion and Lilac will treat lovers of poetry to a National Poetry Day Event in line with this year’s theme of “The Environment”. The event will feature both established and emerging voices on the African and United Kingdom’s literary scene. Among the headliners is Jide Badmus, who is the author of… Continue reading Jide Badmus, Christtie Jay, Omotayo Sangofadeji set to headline at Lion and Lilac’s National Poetry Day Event