Author Archives: Rotimi Daramola

About Rotimi Daramola

Rotimi Daramola is an aspiring author and a freelance writer who is passionate about the African culture. I'm currently working on my first manuscript,a novel based on the exploits of Nigerian youth seeking greener pastures outside their country , its entitled "Crossing Boarders".

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To vanish from this impious era, I mind less Conceivably recognized as a vain guest To the toiled years i duly reminisce As futility proved my paramount best Advertisements

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Lidudumalingani Wins Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

South African author Lidudumalingani has just been announced the winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story titled “Memories We Lost.” The announcement was made at the award ceremony, which took place this evening at the … Continue reading

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Win $100 at the “I Love African Literature Contest” With Just 300 Words

BrittlePaper, famously known as the go-to destination for African writing and literary culture, will turn 6 years in a few weeks—August 1, 2016 precisely. To celebrate this milestone, BrittlePaper have launched a writing contest to give you

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Call For Entries: Etisalat Prize for African Literature 2016

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever Pan African Prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction. It is designed to recognize and reward debut fiction writers of African citizenship. The platform was launched in 2013 to bridge … Continue reading

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The Prayer Room – VICTOR EHIKHAMENOR

The 12th edition of the Dakar Biennale art exhibition featured a visual art installation by Nigerian artist/writer Victor Ehikhamenor named “The Prayer Room”, it is an enclosed room with abstract artistic inscriptions on the walls and floor of the room. … Continue reading

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Enter for the Short Story Day Africa Challenge 2016

Enter Short Story Day Africa challenge, and you stand the chance of winning the grand prize of R10000 , second prize and third prize are R2000 and R1000 respectively. Three promising emerging writers will win a 20 Week Online Writing Course from All About Writing.

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Are You A Travel Writer? If Yes, You Can Win a Writing Road Trip to Australia!

Do you fancy Taking a trip from beach to bush on the ultimate Australian road trip and write about your adventures along the way? Once again, World Nomads have teamed up with Lonely Planet to bring you our 2016 Travel … Continue reading

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Participate in The Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition

The maiden edition of The Stigma Tertiary Essay Competition hinges on the growing attraction of the world outside formal education to young Nigerians. In the recent years, social commentators have substantially discussed and written on how formal education in Nigeria has become excessively

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Apply for the 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 21 to July 1, 2016. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. The Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu For All ( A Short Story on Xenophobia)

Disturbing images of chaos flashed through her mind as she firmly clutched  her two year old daughter close to her bosom in a grip that was strong enough to suffocate the young one. She slowly muttered prayers in the native Makhuwa … Continue reading

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