Kimbilio Fellow Deesha Philyaw’s Year in Reading…

… including Fellows Jonathan Escoffery (IF I SURVIVE YOU) and Janelle Williams (GONE LIKE YESTERDAY). Read more about both titles on the Kimbilio Author Page A Year in Reading: Deesha Philyaw I read my way through what has been a year full of big changes. My older daughter graduated college and my younger daughter graduated […]

Onyeka Nwelue on Writing in Pidgin English

On Writing in Pidgin English, and Other Colloquial Dialects | Onyeka Nwelue | Essay  

An Interview with Kimbilio Fellow Julie Iromuanya

Novelist Daniel Black on the Epistolary Form

A Conversation With Novelist Jabari Asim

An Interview with Maurice Carlos Ruffin on THE RUMPUS

Maurice Carlos Ruffin: We’re such a storied city, but there haven’t been many people who’ve published short stories about it on a national level, so subconsciously, I was thinking about representing the city and the different ways it manifests itself. In Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex and Toni Morrison’s Sula the community is a character. In Middlesex, it’s Detroit and in Morrison’s work, […]

An Interview with Nigerian Writer Sefi Atta

Did you always know you were going to be a writer and what has your experience been like all these years later? When I was a girl, I daydreamed a lot and I sometimes imagined plays and brought them to life with my siblings. I continued to do so with my classmates as a student […]

From THE GUARDIAN: 2021 is a Great Year for African Writing

This has been a great year for African writing,” announced Damon Galgut, accepting the Booker prize earlier this month for his multilayered novel, The Promise, which tells the story of an Afrikaner family amid the political and social upheaval that followed the end of apartheid. “I’d like to accept this on behalf of all the stories told and […]