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Lost in Transfusion | by Tolulope Popoola | Flash Fiction

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A doctor came out of the operating theatre and a nurse walked over to him, said a few words and pointed at me. The doctor walked towards me and held out his hand as he smiled at me. “Congratulations,” he said. “I’m the consultant on your wife’s case. She has been delivered of a bouncing […]

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Bedfellows | By Obinna Udenwe | An African Story

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Your mother was having an affair with a man in his late sixties who had just returned from Equatorial Guinea and never stopped talking endlessly about life over there. He would arrive at your father’s house in the evening, just before dinner was ready. He would remove his shoes inside the house and place them […]

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Lesotho is Like Stepping Into a Frosty Fairytale | by M V Sematlane | African Erotica

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Bodies Sundays are for sex. That’s how it is and that’s how it always was. This ritual carried me and my boyfriend through our short relationship of the summer of 2011. In my dorm, I liked pulling up my blinds to allow the sun in. It would turn everything into gold, and my bed would […]

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Why the Claim that Africans Don’t Read is False

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Worldreader is a not-for-profit organization that provides “mobile platform for books.” According to The Mail and Guardian, after four years of making digital versions of books accessible to Africans in financially distressed countries and amassing 1.2 million users, Worldreader has learned a whole lot about the reading habits and trends among the African users on their mobile platform. Their […]

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An Enchanting Romance | Review of Chioma Iwunze’s Finding Love Again | by Obinna Udenwe

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 Pub. Date: December 15, 2015. Cassava Republic. 113 pp. Download ebook HERE.  Quality, heart-warming, Nigerian romance fiction is scarce. Most romance novels are written by quarks and published by road-side printers. And they are often difficult to read due to printing and grammatical errors. So imagine how delighted some of us were delighted when Cassava Republic launched six […]

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Book Spotlight | A Fly Girl by Amanda Epe | Synopsis and Interview

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It’s always nice to introduce you guys to new African writing, especially those published independently or by small presses. Here is A Fly Girl by Amanda Epe, a Nigerian writer based in the UK. In the novel, Ms. Epe documents a series of travel narratives inspired by her experience as a British Airways stewardess. How intriguing is that! […]

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Ankara Press Debuts 6 African Romance Novels That are Better Than Mills & Boon

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  Step aside Mills and Boon. Ankara Press is here! The new and hip romance story imprint that’s had African literary Twitter buzzing for weeks is worth every beam of spotlight it’s enjoying at the moment. All six debut titles are high-quality, absorbing, and easy-to-read African love stories set in cities as diverse as Lagos, Cape Town, […]

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“A Small Undisclosed Gesture” | Corkscrew | By Dami Ajayi | Flash Fiction

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  There is a bottle of red wine, two wine flutes and no corkscrew in sight on the table between us. I watch your countenance change from grim concentration to befuddled puzzlement. This is not a trick; there are no aces up my sleeves, there is just the bottle of red wine needed to snuff […]

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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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As Sales Approach the Million Mark, Is Americanah Now Adichie’s Signature Novel?

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A few days ago, Adichie’s third novel Americanah won New York City’s “One Book, One New York” initiative, which is […]

On Cultural Intersectionality and Familial Love | Interview with Angela Ajayi, Winner of the 2017 PEN/ Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize

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Two weeks ago, we announced that Angela Ajayi was one of the twelve writers who won the 2017 PEN/ Robert J. Dau […]

Read Kwame Dawes’ 13-Point Twitter “Memo to Poets”

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In the space of one month and one week, from February 6 to March 13, Emmy Award-winner and Prairie Schooner […]

Transition Magazine’s Latest Issue 122 Is a “White A$$holes” Response to Trump

Transition magazine has released its hotly awaited Issue 122 and it’s a confrontation with US president Donald Trump. Titled White […]

“Writing Africa Now” | A Johns Hopkins University Literature Class Interviews Masande Ntshanga

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Dr. Jeanne-Marie Jackson is a literature Professor at Johns Hopkins. In one of her literature courses dedicated to contemporary African […]

Dear Genevieve | Twelve Steps to Becoming a Writer (pt. 10) | by Pa Ikhide

These are really interesting times we live in. As a voracious reader who writes occasionally, I am often asked by […]