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New Book Alert: Odokonyero!

“[T]he fruit of many labours,” said Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, founder of CACE((Centre for African Cultural Excellence)) and co-editor of our newest anthology, Odokonyero: A Writivism Anthology of Short Fiction by Emerging Ugandan Writers. We are proud and honoured to be the publishing partner of the CACE’s Writivism Literary Initiative and we’re particularly excited about this anthology that seeks […]

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#TBT London Book Fair 2015

While at London Book Fair l Whilst in the thick of the day to day things Mabaso says, “being able to get other voices to trust me with their work is quite gratifying, for them to be able to trust me with their manuscripts and get them out there.” read more at The South African

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#TBT A Killing in the Sun Fun

It was March 13, 2015 when Dilman was in SA as a festival guest at Time of the Writer. Rendani had an awesome exhibition in Maboneng, so I thought the author must meet the artists, yay! Follow Dilman’s website for more of his writing and Rendani’s current project, Honey.  Order A Killing In The Sun directly […]

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Our founder is one of Mzansi’s 100 Young Independents

To keep it simple, Duduzile Mabaso, 34, describes herself as a creative. And it’s easy to see why: she is a writer, editor, designer, publisher and bookseller. Mabaso founded online magazine Poetry Potion in 2007 to showcase pan-African and, more recently, international poets, and in 2011 she created her own publishing company, Black Letter Media (BLM). […]

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Call For Submissions: Poetry Potion 10 — Poetry Potion

“What kind of a woman leaves?What kind of a woman stays?What kind of a woman kills?What kind of a woman prays?” What Kind of a Woman, Lebo Mashile (Flying Above the Sky. 2008) Submissions are open for our next print edition of Poetry Potion are open. Our theme for this edition due in August is:… via […]

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Book Trailer: A Killing in the Sun by Dilman Dila

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A Killing in the Sun by Dilman Dila (excerpt)

The short story, A Killing in the Sun was shortlisted by the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2013. This is the title story of the debut collection by storyteller, Dilman Dila.

A Killing in the Sun: As a soldier faces the firing squad, a Sunday school lesson, and memories of his childhood, turn his execution into a horror.

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Going to Storymoja Hay Festival!

Black Letter Media is pleased to announce that publisher duduzile zamantungwa mabaso is an invited guest at this year’s annual Storymoja Hay Festival. She is taking with her, a brand new edition of Poetry Potion as well as a new short story title, A Killing in the Sun by Dilman Dila. Both titles will be launched at […]

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5 Facts about A Killing in the Sun author Dilman Dila

We decided to put together a few facts about our talented author, Dilman Dila. This prolific storyteller has been having a great year and it’s all because he’s works diligently at his craft. Read more

A Killing in the Sun proof

You know when you receive the proofs from the printers that the book is really real! [gallery_bank type=”images” format=”masonry” title=”false” desc=”false” responsive=”true” special_effect=”” animation_effect=”” album_title=”true” album_id=”1″] Cover illustration by Rendani Nemakhavhani, you can see her online portfolio here.

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