Farafina Trust is a non-profit organization established to promote reading, writing, a culture of social introspection and engagement with society through the literary arts.
They believe that development is not possible without a coherent knowledge of how their societies work. Literature and the arts can help deepen this understanding.
Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop
This consists of intensive creative and / or editors’ workshops that will be organized every year for the next three years. These workshops will be run by established editors and writers and aim to impart editing and writing skills to selected attendees.
Farafina Trust has secured three years’ sponsorship for the creative writing workshop from Nigerian Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of the Heineken Group, a major producer of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. The maiden edition of their creative writing workshop took place in September 2009 and was facilitated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Farafina magazine is a general interest magazine published by Kachifo Limited online from 2004 and in print from 2005 until September 2009. Farafina Trust now proposes to resume publication of Farafina magazine online with new content published weekly.
The soon to be relaunched Farafina Magazine will provide a platform for the best African stories and storytellers, in the arts, contemporary culture, politics, sports and business. The magazine will help Africans properly define and situate themselves in the world.
Their goal is to express complex ideas in simple terms and help intelligent African readers and those writers working within the African context to engage productively with each other and with the world they inhabit.