Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, is a winner in this year's Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa.
Author of 2 published novels (Zahrah the Windseeker & The Shadow Speaker), Okorafor-Mbachu won the Junior Category Award (and a $5000 cash prize) for her unpublished book, Long Juju Man.
Other winners are South Africa's Jayne Bauling in the Senior Category & Ghanaian Ekow Kwegyir Bentum won the New Children's Writer Award.
There were 400 entries representing 16 African countries; and judges included Jack Mapanje & Helen Oyeyemi.
From the Luba people of West Africa and elsewhere an ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory - Lynne Kelly writing in *Aeon*: A *lukasa* memory board. *Courtesy Brooklyn Museum/Wikimedia*...the Luba people of West Africa use a well-documented memory...
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