POSTPONEMENT of Black: The Literary Salon

POSTPONEMENT of Black: The Literary Salon

Dear Black: The Literary Salon Community, Considering the urgency of the situation unfolding in Nigeria, we feel that we cannot have an intellectually removed discussion about telling stories and making history when there are bodies on the street and police shooting continues in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria. We feel we must direct our energy, […]

Be(com)ing Revolutionary

Be(com)ing Revolutionary

What we are seeing in Nigeria at the moment: people going into the streets to protest police brutality against everyday citizens, is not new, and that, the rebuilding and returning to the same places that they are terrorised daily, to demand change, is what makes the actions of the thousands who have taken to the […]

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Cassava Republic Press is proud to announce that A Small Silence by Nigerian author Jumoke Verissimo has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize - an annual award of £10,000 that recognises a “distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.” The shortlist, which was announced on April 20, 2020, comes weeks after the awarding body announced its longlist of 18 books, with Verissimo being the only African on the list. 

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Cassava Republic Press is proud to announce that A Small Silence by Nigerian author Jumoke Verissimo has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize - an annual award of £10,000 that recognises a “distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.” The shortlist, which was announced on April 20, 2020, comes weeks after the awarding body announced its longlist of 18 books, with Verissimo being the only African on the list.