Happy Sixth! (2)

On August 1, 2010, I published the first ever blogpost on Brittle Paper. It’s been six years of writing, six years of drumming up global interest in African literature within a digital and social media space, six year of amazing conversations (and drama) about books and ideas—six years of pure magic.

There is no way in the world Brittle Paper could have come this far without the amazing community of readers and writers behind it. My dear Brittlers, thank you for being the best readers any blogger could ever wish for. Everyday, you visit. Everyday, you read, like, and share posts. You recommend the blog to your friends. All this you do because you believe as militantly as I do in the idea of African literature. Your commitment is paying off because Brittle Paper is growing exponentially and gaining recognition.

To celebrate the anniversary and to say a proper thank you, I am dedicating the whole month of July to fun contests and giveaways. You also have a chance to win a 100 dollars by participating in the I ❤️ African Literature writing contest.

Note: all the giveaways will take place on Twitter, so follow us at @brittlepaper.

Click HERE for the details about the writing contest.

 

 

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Post image adapted from a photography by cyclonebill via Flickr.

 

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

4 Responses to “Win Fabulous Prizes as Brittle Paper Celebrates 6th Year Anniversary” Subscribe

  1. Zaynab 2016/06/30 at 02:51 #

    Yaaaay! Congratulations!

    Have you ever thought of having a podcast talking about African literature? There is none currently sadly 🙁

  2. Ainehi Edoro 2016/06/30 at 09:01 #

    Hi Zaynab,

    I have been thinking about it, like really really thinking about it.

  3. Val 2016/07/02 at 07:10 #

    In The Us, 1 on 9 adults has kidney disease… and they don’t realize it.
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  4. @filmkenya 2016/07/05 at 06:04 #

    Yes there is a podcast talking about literature Zaynab, check out 2 Girls and A Pod here; https://soundcloud.com/2girlsandapod/caineprize2016

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