The Afro-Anthology Series

Afro-Anthology Series is a literary space that serves as a platform for showcasing creative nonfiction exclusively from the African continent. AFS published Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction which is currently available in print.
Selves Anthology
The 2018 winners of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature will be honoured at the University of Dar es Salaam on Friday, February 15th, 2019. The Tanzanian Zainab Alwi Baharoon and the Kenyan Jacob Ngumbau Julius will receive $5,000 each for the their award-winning books. Zainab Alwi Baharoon won the prize in the fiction…
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Speaking In Tongues: A Conversation between Mapule Mohulatsi (South Africa) and TJ Benson (Nigeria) on Selves. (AFS decided to leave the following conversation as they are, unfiltered, as part of our quest to push the boundaries of literary conversations, to embrace and normalize the cultural revolution of having conversations in the age of social media.…
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The saddest thing about time, we often hear, is that it can neither be stopped nor trapped. But this is an incomplete, and therefore, flawed observation. A critical ponder on the limitations and weakness of time will reveal that it is in fact routinely halted and captured -- by writing. It is in pursuit of…
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YOU REMEMBER AKE by Mobolaji Olawale 3. Tomorrow is Monday but it gets further as the clock ticks. This night you are putting on your orange Ake tag and catwalking backwards. You leave your house. You are in Lagos traffic, your vehicle is in reverse but no official stops you — every other vehicle is…
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Sibongile Fisher won the 2018 Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction with her tour de force titled "The Miseducation of Gratitude" which the Brittle Paper judges for this year's award described thus; "From a group of works—including a mapping project—all of which are either honoring history or figures on the boundary of history or turning…
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Afro Anthology Series invites you to submit a creative nonfiction work that centers around your experience at the 2018 Ake Festival. Submissions will be open from November 1st to November 30th. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -All work must be submitted via e-mail to ake@afroanthologyseries.com as a single attachment in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx; all…
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1. Selves was published in 2018 and it is the first independent creative nonfiction by African writers. 2. Selves: An Afro-Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, also known as Selves Anthology, is an independently published collection of 24 personal creative nonfiction essays by writers across six African countries, published as the maiden edition of the Afro-Anthology Series,…
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Afro Anthology Series (AFS) is delighted to announce that three personal essays in the Selves Anthology have been shortlisted for the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards. The Brittle Paper award recognizes the finest, original pieces of writing by Africans published online. The Selves Anthology essays shortlisted are; The Miseducation of Gratitude by Sibongile Fisher, The Nervous…
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