In a few moments, you will hear a loud noise like a shot from a high cavernous space. The echo will be massive. But you are probably used to loud noises and will not know what is happening. I used to be different from what I am now. My mother was very pleased the day […]
The shortlist for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced. This year there were 5,100 entries from 48 Commonwealth countries. Now 24 outstanding stories have been selected by an international judging panel. The shortlist has writers from 14 countries including, for the first time, Ghana and Samoa. Access the shortlist here.
15-17 June, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh Every three years, Commonwealth Ministers responsible for women’s affairs meet to discuss progress and challenges relating to gender equality in the Commonwealth. The 10th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting (10WAMM) took place in June 2013, hosted by the Government of Bangladesh under the theme ‘Women’s Leadership for Enterprise’. Held in […]
We gather here and feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. It does not feel like we’ve inherited commonwealth. But rather common problems. If we are to heed the words of poets Ben Okri said yesterday, “We have entered the garden of nightmares and wonders the giants have woken and they are stirring […]
I I write to tell you that the walls of my bones are made of contention and I am always situated between desires that threaten to break or mould me. II I write to tell you that I am not the cartographer of memory and that sometimes, I forget my way home and stumble […]