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Brittle Paper Anniversary Event: “2010s: The Decade of African Literary Expansion” | A Conversation on Facebook

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  On August 1, 2017, Brittle Paper will be seven years old. To mark our anniversary, we are organising a series of events, among which are Facebook conversations with writers, editors and founders of literary initiatives. This is the first of our anniversary conversations. * The 2000s was a renaissance period in African literature, the blossoming of […]

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Babishai Poetry Festival 2017 | Interview with Mugabi Byenkya, Author of Dear Philomena

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As part of the countdown to the 2017 Babishai Poetry Festival in Uganda, the organisers are conducting a series of interviews on their guests and on writers whose works have made a landmark. The festival will be held on 4-6 August 2017. Here, one of the guests, Mugabi Byenkya, author of Dear Philomena, discusses how he became […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2017 Babishai Haiku Contest

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The 2017 Babishai Haiku Contest is open for submissions. Only African poets resident in Africa, who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry by July 2017, are eligible. The organisers will be considering only haiku poems that are Africa-themed. The submissions must contain clear images, settings and juxtaposition. They must also be concise, […]

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There Was Once Something Special Here | by Tom Jalio | Winner of BN Poetry Prize

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You can tell by the shape of the pieces The trailing blood and the aura of warmth That there was once a heart here And the winds of memory floating by Still fan the flame that raged in it You can gauge from the markings on the walls The piercing font and the scrambled letters […]

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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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I Hear a Few More Things When Bob Dylan Says ‘a Hard Rain’s a-gonna Fall’ | Chisom Okafor | Poetry

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My father plays a song aloud on Sundays, that begins with ‘Where’ve you been my blue-eyed girl?’ We scream on […]

The 2017 Babishai Haiku Prize Goes to Kenya’s Kariuki wa Nyamu

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The 2017 Babishai Haiku Award has gone to Kenya’s Kariuki wa Nyamu for his three haikus: “last night’s rain,” “in the […]

Dreams, Remember Yesterday | Elizabeth Semende | Poetry

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Dreams: This hole is a grave where dreams toss and turn, Touch the wind and sway with it. See the […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s New Short Story Is All Love, Class and Multiculturalism

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new short story in Harper’s Bazaar, a brief one titled “How Did You Feel About It?,” is all […]

Translating Guinea-Bissau’s First English-Language Novel | by Jethro Soutar

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In June, we brought news of the publication of the first ever novel from Guinea-Bissau to be translated into Englis.  […]

Akwaeke Emezi’s Guide to Becoming a Successful Writer in 35 Tweets

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Last week, Akwaeke Emezi put on her life coach cape and dished out truths that every writer, artist, dreamer, and […]