African Writing Upsurge Commendable

I am not even going to get into the names today, but I feel good about the upsurge in Africa's literary creativity. Nigeria seems to continue to lead in this literary explosion, but I have also noticed notable works from Kenya, Zimbabwe (my home!), South Africa, and other places. Zambia recently clinched the Africa region … Continue reading African Writing Upsurge Commendable


News at Munyori Poetry Journal

Starting with the November 15 issue. Munyori Poetry Journal is now featuring a news page to enable the editor to post writing news. Have a reading coming up soon? Know of a writing conference happening or scheduled to happen soon? Attended an writing event and you want to report on it? Feel free to send … Continue reading News at Munyori Poetry Journal

Submit Your Writings to Cosumnes River Journal

Are you a writer? A photographer?Please consider contributing your creative work to the annual edition of the Cosumnes River Journal We want your:• short stories • essays, including autobiographical narrative, criticism, interviews, + mini essays (of up to 250 words including the following phrase: I never told anyone this before)• poems • one-act plays• art … Continue reading Submit Your Writings to Cosumnes River Journal

Shimmer Chinodya Reaches New Literary Heights

The Zimbabwean reports that Shimmer Chinodya has won the 2007 Noma Award for his 2006 novel Strife. The news source reveals," The jury described the book as: 'Brilliant … powerful and haunting story notably innovative … a new dimension in African writing.'Chinodya reverses the traditional relationship between family and nation, concentrating on the social energies … Continue reading Shimmer Chinodya Reaches New Literary Heights

Evolving Munyori

I am in the process of selecting works to include in the next issue of Munyori. I have received many high-quality poems, but I am still looking for material to include in the author interview/profile section. If you would like to participate in the interview process, please submit your works, and indicate that you are … Continue reading Evolving Munyori