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Brittle Paper Turns 7! Thank You!

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Brittle Paper is 7 years old today! Yeah, your favorite African literary site started out in 2010 as a personal blog but has since expanded into one of the most influential sites on everything African and literary. After 7 years, we are still here bringing you the best and the latest in African literature and […]

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Read the Top Five Selections for the I ❤️ African Literature Writing Contest

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When we announced the I ❤️ African Literature writing contest two weeks ago, we honestly did not know what to expect. The idea was to celebrate our 6th year anniversary by having readers profess their love for African literature. The question on our minds was whether readers would find the topic inspiring enough to participate in the […]

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Win Fabulous Prizes as Brittle Paper Celebrates 6th Year Anniversary

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On August 1, 2010, I published the first ever blogpost on Brittle Paper. It’s been six years of writing, six years of drumming up global interest in African literature within a digital and social media space, six year of amazing conversations (and drama) about books and ideas—six years of pure magic. There is no way in the […]

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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 […]