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Martina Odonkor, aka Mamle Kabu, writer and AMA grantee, travelled from Accra (Ghana) to Banjul (Gambia) to participate in Mboka! Festival of Art and Culture (January 20-28).

Mamle is a writer, poet and the co-director of the Writers Project of Ghana. She is the author of numerous short stories, including “The End of Skill,” which was nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2009. Her first novel, “The Kaya-Girl,” was published in 2012. Through WPG, she works to provide a platform for budding literary talent and to strengthen the literary community in Ghana.

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Emerging writer Faith Mutheu Matheka travelled from Nairobi (Kenya) to Abuja (Nigeria) to participate in the African Writer’s Conference between November 30 and December 2, 2018.

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AMA grantee Joanita Kente Tushabe traveled last week from Kampala (Uganda) to Nairobi (Kenya) to launch a new collection of poetry titled Waragi by Jedidiah Mugarura on November 17.

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Ingel Sabrina Clay is currently in N’Djamena to represent her country, Liberia, in the African Cup of Slam Poetry (5-10 November).

At just 19 years old, Ingel Sabrina Clay is an accomplished poet and spoken word artist. She has competed in 12 editions of the Liberian Peace Poetry Competition and is the champion of the 2018 Liberian Slam competition. With aspirations to be a healer and humanitarian through her art, she is compiling an anthology of her own poems and intends to teach poetry in junior high schools across Liberia.

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Elisangela Rita is currently in N’Djamena to participate in the African Cup of Slam Poetry (5-10 November).

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Meriem Bouraoui is currently in N’Djamena, participating in the African Cup of Slam Poetry (5-10 November).

As a writer, a poet and a slam artist, Meriem Bouraoui whole-heartedly believes in the power of words to change the world. A graduate in English language and literature, she works as a writer and editor for Ineffable magazine, all the while making her mark on Algeria’s slam scene. Slam is for her a tool for affirming social justice, in Africa and across the world: in her words, to do away with “the subjugation of women, the mistreatment of men and the hunger of children”.

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Lydol (real name : Dolly Sorel Nwafo) travelled today from Yaoundé (Cameroon) to N’Djamena (Chad) to participate in the African Cup of Slam Poetry (5-10 November).

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Lydol (de son vrai nom Dolly Sorel Nwafo) s’est rendue aujourd’hui de Yaoundé (Cameroun) à N’Djamena (Tchad) afin de participer à la Coupe Africaine de Slam Poésie (5-10 novembre).

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Nairobi-based journalist and AMA grantee Wanjeri Yvonne Gakuru is currently in Abeokuta, Nigeria to participate in the Ake Arts & Book Festival (November 17-21, 2015).

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"The highlight was the spoken word workshop. Each participant produced a poem and I produced two although I have not written poetry for a while. [...] Another highlight was the Herstory event. It was a full house. Audience suggested a Facebook page to keep th Hersotry discussion going as the attendance and participation showed there is need for a Herstory space."

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