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“The Secret Language of Sex” — Force by Afolabi Opanubi | An Audio Story

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  Tinuke is not like all the other Nigerian girls in Canada. She’s spent the night at Bankole’s place. As Sunday morning wears on, the two friends share each other’s company and think about a dark moment in their past. Afolabi’s story is delicate and inward. Originally published as an audio story in DRUM: A […]

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Resemblance by Afolabi Opanubi

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(The story you are about to read is an excerpt taken from a work in progress, a novel manuscript titled Resemblance. Read and leave a comment!) Itinerant, mentally ill people walking in groups weren’t unusual in Port Harcourt. They roamed quiet neighborhoods, markets and busy roadsides in over-worn, torn clothes. Striking gongs and metal cans, […]

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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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