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  1. How to Manipulate Your Readers; Brainstorming on Americanah- #GreatReads August 23, 2013

    ZODML's blog   Would love to be a fly on the wall to hear what these writers said about Chimamanda Adichie's  Americanah (ZODML also has this book in our Community Library). What it's like as an African in the Diaspora (with pictures). As a ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:11

  2. Teju Cole's Letter from Lagos and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   Teju Cole writes for the New Yorker 's Page Turner blog about visiting Wole Soyinka and Soyinka's role in Nigerian politics (as well as reviewing a recent production of the play  The Trials of Brother Jero at Terra Kulture) A ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:15

  3. #GreatReads: Crime and Spy Fiction, Writing Advice and More

    ZODML's blog   Do you write crime and spy fiction? Think you're the African Ian Fleming? Enter the Cordite Books manuscript competition for a chance to win N160,000 and a publishing deal "In six seconds, you’ll hate me. But in six months, y ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:18

  4. #GreatReads: Nigeria Prize for Literature Nominees and Time Travel

    ZODML's blog   Congrats to the eleven poets shortlisted for the 2013 Nigeria Prize for Literature! Read "Love of a Fat Woman", a short story by  Chika Unigwe, winner of the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature A tribute to  DO Fagunwa Write on ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:21

  5. #GreatReads: Fictional Libraries and Crimes Against English

    ZODML's blog   Chptrs offers a series of quick tips for authors- the first is on editing a first draft An interview with the authors of  Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language A review of NoViolet Bulawayo's We Nee ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:26

  6. Fiction from Somalia and Zadie Smith- #GreatReads: August 7, 2013

    ZODML's blog   "Likable does not equal good; unlikable does not equal bad."- author Kelly Braffet says we should quit talking about likeable characters in books A review of Guban   by Somali writer Abdi Latif Ega An excerpt from the novel N ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:34

  7. ZODML #GreatReads: August 5, 2013

    ZODML's blog   "An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this."- writing tips from Stephen King Five writing exercises to make you even more creative Ten things ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:37

  8. ZODML #GreatReads: July 26, 2013

    ZODML's blog Interesting articles from around the web: Reading, writing, and puzzles help keep your brain sharp in old age- all the more reason to borrow a book from ZODML today! Writer's block got you down? Try these tips to get the inspiration ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:44

  9. ZODML #GreatReads: July 24, 2013

    ZODML's blog ZODML rounds up the most interesting articles on the web: Wole Soyinka fans, rejoice! A  film adaptation  of the writer's childhood memoir  Ake  is in development The Splendid Literature & Culture Foundation (established by Mobo ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 10:15

  10. ZODML #GreatReads: July 19, 2013

    ZODML's blog ZODML rounds up the most interesting articles on the web: "[O]ne benefit of reading nonfiction is that it helps kids look outward"- how to get children reading nonfiction books A review of the Young Vic's production of Aim ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 10:20