The Writers’ Guide is an essential handbook to aspiring writers who not only wish to acquire writing skills but are desirous of succeeding at the craft too. Based on the author’s own personal experiences right from when, as a young and inexperienced writer, she started to write, to the present day when she is an acknowledged successful author of international repute, the book is full of practical information an useful tips on different topics and step by step instructions on how to overcome obstacles on the way to becoming a published writer.
This guide particularly targets African writers who are likely to face the same challenges the author faced as an upcoming writer and on how to overcome them. It provides comprehensive useful information on the following topics: Writing Techniques, Plots, Settings, Dialogue, Style, Publishing and Marketing, Writers’ Associations, Residences, Writers Grants, Fellowships, and Literary Prizes for African Writers.
The latest issue of the Chronic, explores ideas around mythscience, science fiction and graphic storytelling. Like previous editions of the Chronic, this edition is borne out of an urgent need to write our world differently – beyond the dogma of growth and development and the endless stream of future projections released by organisations like the IMF and the World Bank.
The latest issue of Chimurenga’s pan-African gazette, the Chronic, explores the tensions between reform and revolution, and decolonisation and the neoliberal order in the academy, through the lens of history and via the alternate education paradigms based in indigenous knowledge systems, and also arising from South Africa’s radical anti-apartheid struggle.
This edition of the Chronic also features a photonovella titled “Jabu Comes to Joburg”, a classic South African tale re-imagined by Achal Prabhala.