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Continental Aside

Recent articles on African literature feature the names of prominent IWP alumni:

A Guardian blog post mentioning Veronique Tadjo (Cote d'Ivoire, 2006).

And an article in Al Ahram on the former director of the African Writers Series, which includes the work of Bessie Head (Botswana, 1977) and Cyprian Ekwensi (Nigeria, 1974).

In other news: On a reading tour of Kenya this past summer, the IWP group led writing workshops for primary and secondary students in the Somali refugee camp Dadaab. American writers Tom Sleigh, Terese Svoboda, and Eliot Weinberger conducted impromptu writing excercises with nearly 200 students. You can read the students' pieces here.

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