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What’s a Fun Fact about you?  I’m cynophobic!  I am overwhelmingly afraid of canines, puppies inclusive!  I don’t know when or how it started but the episode that got stuck to my memory is the hot chase I was once given and what followed that hunt. It happened during my teen days; I was around […]

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COAL's Board member, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim has made it to the longlist of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award for his Novel “When We Were Fireflies.”

Theresa Ebi tells a story of the bond of friendship, war, corruption and loss in her beautiful Novel GASP.

In 2023, COAL collaborated with dynamic young leaders to make strides toward amplifying youth voice and agency. Download Report

COAL’s leadership launched a 2-year strategy to deepen the impact of our work and strengthen systems and processes to amplify youth voice and agency. Download Strategic Plan Take Action Donate Volunteer

The Custodians of African Literature (COAL) embarked on a pre-program survey exercise in January 2020, the first step to her COAL school club project. The COAL Literary school club project is aimed at improving literacy and reading culture among children and young adults in our quest to bridge the education inequity gap through books and […]

The Custodians of African Literature COAL is pleased to announce the appointment of six new board members as an addition to our goal of diversifying our leadership team. COAL is rounding out our organization’s leadership and advisory team with three new female and three male professionals. We recently developed a new strategic plan, which includes […]

The Abuja Literary Society (ALitFest) held its maiden edition in 2018. Owing to the success of ALitFest 18, the team decided to make it an annual event hence the Abuja Literary Festival (ALitFest) 2019 which took place on the 11th -13th of July, 2019 at the Exhibition Pavilion, Abuja Nigeria. This year’s theme was ‘Arts and […]

The concept of community and collective action towards social change powered by young people in Africa is utopian because the lack of basic human resources is an impediment to people’s participation and objective reasoning in the fight for social justice. There is an instinctive awareness of survival engraved in the social construct of the African […]

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