The Fear of Writing Romance

Ankara Press author Oyindamola Affinnih tells us how she tackled her worries about being typecast as a ‘romance writer’ and ponders exactly how much sex one should include in a story. I read a lot of romance while growing. A whole lot! Although I had written some, I took a break from it; everyone thought… Continue reading The Fear of Writing Romance

The Valentine’s Day Anthology of African Romance

Ankara Press is delighted to announce the imminent arrival of a very special Valentine’s Day gift for all lovers of African romance. On Saturday 14th February – which also happens to be Presidential Election Day here in Nigeria (or so we believe at the time of writing…) – we will be releasing a lovingly-prepared Valentine’s Day… Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Anthology of African Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Since the launch of Ankara Press in December 2014, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response of readers to its vision of ‘a new kind of romance’, with African settings, storylines and characters. One of the key reasons for establishing the imprint was to counter the rather one-dimensional view of life as portrayed in… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

Calling new Ankara Press writers!

ANKARA PRESS – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  Ankara Press is looking to commission the next wave of romance titles, for publication in 2016. Following the success of our first six titles, launched in December 2014, which have received glowing reviews and media coverage around the world, we are now looking for more exciting new authors. The romances will be published… Continue reading Calling new Ankara Press writers!

Q&A: Juwairiyya Asmal-Lee interviews Ankara Press author Amina Thula

Amina Thula is the author of two Ankara Press novels: The Elevator Kiss, published in December 2014, and the forthcoming Love Next Door, which will be released on 14 February 2016. She talks here about her writing, where she gets her inspiration and who she would choose to play her characters in the blockbuster movies of her novels. Juwairiyya Asmal-Lee: What first… Continue reading Q&A: Juwairiyya Asmal-Lee interviews Ankara Press author Amina Thula

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!