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  • A Personal Tribute for Buchi Emecheta, Igbo woman storyteller: 1944- 2017

    A Personal Tribute for Buchi Emecheta, Igbo woman storyteller: 1944- 2017

    Photo©‎ SABLE LitMag   Buchi Emecheta was the writer who started my love affair with African literature. She opened up my world when I visited my local library in Hackney and I saw a hardback book with a black person…
  • A Creative Way to End the Summer: Africa Utopia

    A Creative Way to End the Summer: Africa Utopia

    London. The Southbank Centre has brought together creative minds from Africa and the African diaspora to audience in the UK for its exciting festival, ‘Africa Utopia’, running from 9th of August through 4th of September. Launched in 2012, it returned…
  • SI LEEDS 2016 Announce Longlist of Black Women Novelists

    SI LEEDS 2016 Announce Longlist of Black Women Novelists

      Mahsuda Snaith won the SI Prize in 2014, seen here receiving her award from Chair of Judges, Kerry Young. During the week of July 11th 2016, her life changed, when she had two babies! Not only did she announce  …
  • Lenrie Peters Poetry Competition

    Lenrie Peters Poetry Competition

    Launch of The Lenrie Peters Prize for Poetry A new national poetry competition for Gambian Poets A new national poetry competition has been launched in The Gambia. The African Homecomers Collective sought and received permission from Dr. Peter’s family to…
  • Cordite Books Crime Fiction Contest Winner Announced

    Cordite Books Crime Fiction Contest Winner Announced

    Blessing Musariri, one of SABLE LitMag’s first e-interns and one of our first participating writers in the SABLE Litfest in The Gambia in 2007 is the first winner the 2014 Crime Fiction Contest of Cordite Books, the new crime and…
  • Kadija Sesay & Friends

    Kadija Sesay & Friends

      In Celebration of National Poetry Day : Kadija Sesay and Friends. It was so much fun last year – we’ve decided to do it again! With New Friend – Special Guest Poet from Zimbabwe Togara Muzanenhamo (above) launching his…
  • SI Leeds Prize  Shortlist Announced

    SI Leeds Prize Shortlist Announced

              The SI Leeds Literary Prize is the UK’s only prize for unpublished fiction by black and Asian women. A biennial award, patrons include Bonnie Greer, Bidisha, Dreda Sy Mitchell and Yasmin Alibhai Brown. With this…
  • SABLE Poet in Residence

    SABLE Poet in Residence

    Announcing our 1st Poet in Residence! Patricia Foster has accepted our invitation to be SABLE’s first poet in residence at our new regular Sable Reading Series  at our resident venue, All Nation’s Café in East London. We are really excited…
  • JESSICA HUNTLEY – RIP

    JESSICA HUNTLEY – RIP

    Jessica Huntley 1927-2013 On Sunday 13 October one week ago, at 11 am we lost a powerhouse of Black British and Caribbean history when Jessica Huntley passed away in West London following a short illness.   Aunt Jessica was 86.  …
  • Jessica Huntley – RIP

    Jessica Huntley – RIP

    A look at the renaissance in African writing and a break-down of the African literary prizes on offer.