Yewande Omotoso shortlisted for International Dublin Literary Award 2018


She knows how to design and structure, not just buildings but also books. The multi-national Yewande Omotoso, living and working in South Africa, has been shortlisted for the prestigeous International Dublin Literary Award 2018. The books that has been shortlisted is named The woman next door. In this article you will some more information. Wishing … Continue reading Yewande Omotoso shortlisted for International Dublin Literary Award 2018

African Authors at 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book


Once again there is a panel. A panel with writers, three writers this time and they ll come from Africa, to be more precise, two from Nigeria and one from South Africa. This happening took place at Virginia Festival of the book in the USA.   Read more about the contribution of this writers on … Continue reading African Authors at 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

don’t miss quanita and yewande


There will be another session of Long Story Short in South Africa. A recent session at a local library was cut short for the library had come close to closing hours. The door does not wait, not even for writers. Now there is another session with Yewande Omotoso and Quanita Adams. 

long story short event


It is not easy to have a literary event unhampered in South Africa. At one event a writer made known he would not attend similar festivals. At another event (with the very same writer, o irony), the meeting was cut short by those in power at the library. The library is finished, as one of those … Continue reading long story short event

writers need money for their hard work


How many writers on the African continent are able to make a living from their writings? I have no idea, but I assume not many can. Many need another job to keep them fed and clothed (or a rich husband or wife). Yewande Omotoso is an architect and a writer and she answers questions in … Continue reading writers need money for their hard work