FLICKR PICK — Young Girl Sleeping

Young Girl Sleeping

Image of the aftermath of the Great Timber Yard Fire in Hartlepool, in 1922. Shows a young girl asleep on furniture apparently rescued from her home as part of the evacuation that was enabled by firefighters’ attempts to slow the spread of the blaze. — Hartlepool Cultural Services Archive

 

Image via

Tags: , ,

I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Coming to Terms | by Ifeanyi Jerry Chiemeke | An African Story

6856976396_28d0d28262_b-e1464544846598-1-e1464544898113

The blaring of sirens was the only sound in the air that night. Strangely enough, the ambulance had arrived early, as […]

A Romance with the Mean Streets of Gidi | Review of Easy Motion Tourist | by Olusola Alani

web_leye-adenle_1_by_pamela-pianezza-1

Leye Adenle’s debut novel, Easy Motion Tourist, a fast paced detective novel set entirely in the city of Lagos, is […]

Opportunity for African Writers | Calling All Cameroonian Writers to Enter Short Story Competition

opportunity-for-african-writers-1-2-1-1-e1464448692541

Bakwa Magazine, a Cameroon-based literary magazine, is inviting writers of Cameroonian descent to participate in a short story competition. Deadline is […]

Instruction Manual on Self-destruction | by Lucas Chib | African Poetry

22107582171_9e17b641ab_k-e1464139604545-2-e1464354697588

before you’re born, your obsolescence has already been planned. they give you one line on actuarial tables. the rest is […]

“I Give Curiosity a Role” | Interview with Yagazie Emezi | by Kola Tubosun

yagazie-emezi-invisible-border

Yagazie Emezi, a “multidisciplinary artist”. She is also a bundle of talent who draws, takes great portraits, runs a popular […]

What’s wrong? What’s Not? | by Caleb Ajinomoh | An African Story

5875300058_de95e74595_b (1)

In university I studied stock market reports and fingered illegal chalk. I lived with two brothers and one friend of […]