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Why We Are Celebrating Enkare Review’s Ambitious Interview with David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker

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There are pleasant shocks and there are pleasant shocks and then there is Enkare Review publishing an interview with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. An eight-month-old magazine based in Kenya and run by writers in their twenties getting audience with the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of a 92-year-old magazine regarded as the most influential […]

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Boubacar Baris Diop and Abdellatif Laabi Are Finalists for the 2017 Best Translated Book Awards

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Senegalese author Boubacar Baris Diop’s novel Doomi Golo: The Hidden Notebooks and Moroccan author Abdellatif Laabi’s poetry collection In Praise of Defeat are now finalists for the 2017 Best Translated Book Awards. The fifteen finalists—ten for prose and five for poetry—and their translators represent thirteen countries and nine languages. In March, we had announced their longlisting alongside Egyptian author Basma Abdel Aziz’s novel The […]

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Opportunity for East African Writers | Submit to the 2017 Nyanza Literary Festival Prizes

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The 2017 Nyanza Literary Festival prizes are open for submissions. The festival’s inaugural 2016 prizes were won by Troy Onyango, for prose, and Redscar K’Oyuga Macodindo, for poetry. Macondindo’s win was eventually rescinded following his exposure as a serial plagiarist. The Nyanza Literary Festival, which aims to “elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya” […]

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Here Are the Chosen Participants for the 2017 Cameroon/Nigeria Literary Exchange Program

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Following their call for applications, the participants for the Cameroon/Nigeria Literary Exchange Programme have been announced. The project is organised by Cameroun’s Bakwa magazine, Nigeria’s Saraba magazine and the Goethe-Institut establishments in Lagos and Yaounde. Here are the ten successful applicants. 1. Adeosun Adams Abayomi (Nigeria). 2. Ajinomoh Ozovehe Caleb (Nigeria). 3. Donna Coco Nsofor (Nigeria). […]

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Easter 2017 Event: Afridiaspora Magazine Hosts Elnathan John in New York

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  Afridiaspora magazine will host Elnathan John for a reading on April 15 at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Centre, New York. The 5 PM event is organised by the magazine’s founder, Nana-Ama Kyerematen, and builds on the buzz generated by Elnathan’s 2015 debut novel Born on a Tuesday. Powered by blurbs from Taiye Selasi, Petina […]

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Easter Reading Gift: Granta Just Unlocked Taiye Selasi’s Classic 2011 Short Story “The Sex Lives of African Girls”

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Before her acclaimed debut novel Ghana Must Go dropped in 2013, we first had a taste of Taiye Selasi’s fiction in 2011, in a short story published in Granta‘s Summer 2011 The F Word issue, a breathlessly musical thing titled “The Sex Lives of African Girls.” Told in the second person, and centered around a young girl’s observation […]

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Nnedi Okorafor, Igoni Barrett, Tendai Huchu, Lesley Nneka, Ntone Edjabe Lead Inaugural Nommo Awards Shortlist of 19

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The shortlist for the inaugural Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans has been released, and among the familiar names on the 19-strong list are: Hugo and World Fantasy Awards winner and 2015 Brittle Paper Literary Person of the Year Nnedi Okorafor, Cameroun’s Ntone Edjabe who is the founding editor of Chimurenga, Nigeria’s Africa 39 […]

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Chinelo Okparanta, Mia Couto and Jose Eduardo Agualusa Shortlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

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The 2017 Dublin Literary Award has released its ten-strong shortlist, and on it are Nigeria’s Chinelo Okparanta for Under the Udala Trees, Mozambique’s Mia Couto for Confession of the Lioness, and Angola’s Jose Eduardo Agualusa for A General Theory of Oblivion. The shortlist was arrived at from a longlist of 147 books. Formerly the IMPAC […]

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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.

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Is Fiston Mujila’s Tram 83 Misogynist Poverty Porn? Zukiswa Wanner and Richard Oduku Lead Strong Reaction to Ikhide Ikheloa’s Damning Criticism

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In August 2014, Congolese author Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s debut French-language novel, Tram 83, was released to rapturous acclaim in France. By […]

Roses and War | By Jonathan Otamere Endurance | Poetry

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Prayers are symphonies of lamentation That begin from my mother’s lips, Like a bird beginning a day’s death, With a […]

Fear Woman | By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu | Fiction

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  Irritated by our presence, the guard swatted us off the entrance gate with his baton, his face ugly with […]

An Ecofeminist Drawing New Language from Nature and His Anima | Q&A with Saddiq Dzukogi, 2017 Brunel International Poetry Prize Shortlistee

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Saddiq Dzukogi was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Brunel International Poetry Prize. We published his poem, “Collect Rainwater,” in February. Saddiq […]

Chimamanda Adichie’s Best Looks from the Dear Ijeawele Book Tour

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Over the last two months, Chimamanda Adichie has been on the road publicizing her new book Dear Ijeawele. She’s spoken […]

#BlackGirlMagic: Sisonke Msimang’s Essay on Adichie Is a Brilliant Dissection of How Black Female Celebs Are Praised and Criticized

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In the last five years, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has come to occupy a unique place in the pop culture conversation: […]