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Ake Review 2018 | Call For Submission

ake review 2018 open submissions
The Ake Arts and Books festival, is delighted to announce a call for entries for the 2018 editions of Our annual journal, Ake Review. The theme for this year’s festival which is the 6th Edition is: Fantastical Futures, focused on a re-imagined African future. What lessons have been learnt following our understanding of governance, gender and sexuality, literacy and education, health and well-being? What events and attitudes will shape the Africa of our dreams? We are interested in submissions that engage these topics.

Submissions For Ake REview 2018:

Poetry – a minimum of three poems
Prose – a maximum of 1600 words,
Artwork – a maximum of 2 works in high-res jpeg.
A bio no longer than 70 words

General guidelines For Ake Review 2018:

1) All entries must be submitted via emails to as attachments with “AR Submission” in the subject line.
2) Entries must be original and unpublished
3) Only one submission per person.
4) Deadline for entries is Monday 20 July 2018
5) Successful creatives will receive 2 copies of Ake review and a token payment which will be communicated directly.

About Praise

Praise Osawaru is a writer, (performance) poet, content developer and entrepreneur-in-training. His works have appeared/forthcoming in African Writer, Black Youth, Kreative Diadem, Ngiga Review, Nantygreens, SprinNG, Praxis Magazine and Writers Space Africa. He was longlisted for African Writers Award 2019 and Shortlisted for The Zi Prize 2019. He enjoys reading books, listening to good music, and binge-watching series on Netflix when he isn't over-worrying about University life. Say hello on Instagram/Twitter: @wordsmithpraise

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