Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fine Boys is out!

Eghosa Imasuen's Fine Boys is out and you can grab your copy right now. Oh, I meant you can download your copy! See, Naija has gone all high tech. Fine Boys  has been described as an important book for all Africans everywhere. You sure need a copy of that kind of book on your laptop or mobile device.
You can preorder your copy as from today from www.hibuzz.com. It costs just N700.
Join the author from 7pm to 9pm at Terra Kulture on Tiamiyu Savage in Victoria Island, Lagos, this Friday 30th September as he gives his first public reading of Fine Boys. There you can catch the cool demonstration of a Hibuzz.com download. If the reading and the download are not enough for you, go and eat free chops! Just be there if you are in Lagos! The book will go live on hibuzz  that Friday.


Farafina Books will also be hosting a live chat with author Eghosa Imasuen on Facebook on Saturday 1st October from 7pm. Get the complete lowdown from the Farafina blog right here.

What She Thinks: Better dey happen...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY SHORT FICTION CONTEST

First prize: $1,000
Second prize: $500
Third prize: $250

The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.
Important Dates:
Entries must be complete by October 3, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PDT. Results will be announced at the website December 15 and in the Spring 2012 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story; and the winning story will be published as a special online supplement to that Spring 2012 issue.

Complete Guidelines:
We accept all genres of literary fiction. Entries must be: unpublished; strictly 5,000 words or less; and accompanied by a $15 entry fee per story. There are no formatting restrictions; please ensure only that the story is legible.

We welcome multiple entries ($15/story) and entries from outside the U.S. We will e-mail contest updates and results to anyone who provides an active e-mail address. Entrants retain all rights to their stories. Once a story is submitted, we cannot accept an updated draft. (However, an entrant is welcome to submit an updated draft as a new entry.) Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
Please e-mail us at contests@all-story.com with further questions. Thank you for your interest, and good luck!
Learn more or enter the contest online here.

What She Thinks: If like me, you are resident in Nigeria, don't sweat about about paying that $15, I'm guessing you could pay with a regular Naira Mastercard. Best of luck!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fiction Friday: I Live With Him, I See His Face, I Go No More Away by Helen Oyeyemi

 Long time! I am in between places and in between things. Tragically, I have for the past few weeks been without my sweetheart, the lovely Toshiba laptop that has been a dear friend for about two years now. I type this from a strange HP laptop that has makes me miss my sweet Toshiba so much. 
This week we read Helen Oyeyemi's story. I haven't read any of her novels but this story sure makes me want to read them all. You want to read the story? Go right here
What She Thinks: Toshiba or no Toshiba, expect at least two posts per week on this page. One on Friday, the other on any other day.