As we're sure you know, African literature is high on the list of things ZODML loves. Check out our current top 10 favourite African literature and writing sites.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of ‘Solitude’, the latest edition of Sabara Magazine. A compilation of the works of promising writers from Africa, it includes poetry contributions by Saddiq Dzukogi, Olajide Salawu, Rasaq Gbolahan, Ajoke, Paul Njoroge, Kechi Nomu, Sihle Ntuli, Ekweremadu Uchenna, Yusuff Omoloja, Mathias Orhero, and Freeman David; fiction contributions by Efe Paul, Iquo Eke, Adebola Rayo, and Dare Falowo; as well as a nonfiction piece by Arthur Anyaduba.
The writers grapple with different facets of solitude, from break-ups to a search for aloneness that leads to a stint in a mental institution, all forcing readers to question what it really means to be alone.
Happy Friday everyone! To end the week on a light note, we've compiled 10 of our favourite funny quotes about writing, with a bonus one from American writer Maya Angelou, who turns 86 today. Here's to an inspired and happy weekend full of books and wit!
Malcolm Gladwell is a journalist and the author of four best-selling books (The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), and What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009)). His work deals with "truths hidden in strange data" and the forces that shape human existence, from the similarities between crime and AIDS to the 10,000 hours it takes to truly master any subject (that's 5 years of full-time work - aspiring authors, check out this blog post to see how much reading and writing this translates to).
I will tell you
a tale of flesh and
angels, mighty feats
and a rhyme
to make it sweet.
I will take you,
through desert roads
to a land now called
in the time of Pharaohs,
his tent pitched.