From Twitter to Facebook, social media is bringing literature to life

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What you need to know:

  • Using Twitter to tell stories is nothing new to us, here in Africa. Teju Cole, Nigerian author of Open City did some amazing work last year with his Twitter account. What started out as an experiment ended up with the Nigerian author orchestrating his followers into writing a collective short story titled Hafiz by simply retweeting a number of tweets by his followers.

Most of us spend a lot of our time on the Internet, all thanks to the advent of affordable smart phones, power banks and affordable data bundles.

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