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Dear Writer is live!

Hello all; it’s Suyi here. So, our first Dear Writer Newsletter went live on Friday. Man, if you haven’t subscribed yet, you’re missing out terribly. June’s newsletter was titled Dear Writer: What d’you mean you don’t have time? and was packed with lots of advice and a barrage of fun. Here are some excerpts: Chisom says: Think […]

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And, we’re back!

Hello guys, Suyi here. First, I want to say a big welcome back to everyone. The WAW team has been on a bit of a hiatus, trying to build more structures behind the scenes, and for that lapse in time, we apologise. However, we’re glad to say we’re back in the fray now, coming in slow-and-steady. Since we’ve […]

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For The Love Of Words

Today is one of the most celebrated days on the Planet. The weeks leading up to today have promised a mish-mash of sweaty, heady celebrations. As Valentine’s Day appears, however, we at WAW have chosen to celebrate our love for something else. Words. I’ve tried many times to think back to the day I decided that words […]

Chit & Chat: African Writers Building Bridges (and The Single Story Foundation)

Budding African Writer Thread: Being a growing writer myself, I’ve had the privilege to meet a lot of people just starting out. — SuyiDavies Okungbowa (@IAmSuyiDavies) February 3, 2017 Chat, I saw this Budding African Writer thread thing on Twitter the other day. Yeah, I saw it too. What d’you think? You know I only go to Twitter for the […]

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All the good stuff: Jan – Mar 2017

Hello, WAW fam. This is our first meet this year, so Happy New Year? Just want to quickly let you guys know what to look forward to from us between this month and March of this year. 1. BLOG SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! We’re now open to submissions! We’ll publish one fiction and one nonfiction/poetry piece per month. […]


Introducing: WAW 2.0

The WAW Story The July 23, 2014 edition of Time Magazine features writers on the list of Ten Most Unappreciated Professions. Chisom and I didn’t get to read this piece until early 2015, while on a lunch break at the office. When we did, however, we felt something move in our chests. Not just because […]