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Monster Dad | By Aoiri Obaigbo | A Story

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“Let the swimmer beware. The sea is far too deep and broad for anyone to be boastful about.” *** The sixty-year-old man had hoped the journey would avail him a chance to mend the bridges he had burnt in the past, but his daughter had her hood up and gave her focus to The Way […]

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Tura Soap

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Isoken dreaded holidays. They made her lonely. Her mother died two years before. Her twin brother was a policeman and lived in Abudu with his family. The last time she saw or talked to him was at their mother’s funeral. Their father had aways been absent from their lives. Isoken didn’t know the full story, neither did […]

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Rooms That Have Faces

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Esosa stands in front of the door she has randomly picked, waiting for something to happen.  The hallway is dark. There is no sound. All the doors are closed. But she can sense longing.  The rooms are dreaming. They all want to become houses. But right now they are just silly little rooms, chained together […]

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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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Entries are Open for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2017

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  Entries are officially open for the second edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. All entrants stand a chance […]

The Story of My Vagina | By Amarachi Mbagwu Chilaka | A Story

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There were things my mother never taught me, and the vagina was one of them. Growing up, I had little […]

Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s 3 Best Practices for the Aspiring Writer

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There isn’t one magical key to becoming a writer, neither is there one life-changing habit that guarantees success in literary […]

Chimamanda Adichie Fangirls Over Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Her Work

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Adichie is in love with Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s artwork. We are 100 percent here for this kind of artistic affection, […]

Adichie Revisits the Single Story in New Animated Interview with The Atlantic

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Chimamanda Adichie stole our hearts with “The Danger of a Single Story.” Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun had been […]

Monsieur Pierre | By Bura-Bari Nwilo | A Story

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“Whenever she gets the urge to forego Roy, she also gets a small dose of mischief, to lie with him […]