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Chibundu Onuzo’s New Short Story is About Love, Weight Loss, and Instagram

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Chibundu Onuzo’s second novel Welcome to Lagos hit the stands a few days ago. She’s also gifted us a brand new short story that incorporates everything we obsess about in contemporary culture—Instagram, netflix, hashtags, weight loss, and many more. The story is titled “Kentish Town” and was published on www.express.co.uk. “Kentish Town” tells the story of Aramide who […]

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Chibundu Onuzo’s Brand New Ultra-Chic Author Photos

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A week ago, Chibundu Onuzo shared this photograph above on Instagram with the caption: “There comes a time in every author’s life, when you’ve got to update your author photo!”  Okay, she’s clearly being modest. This is no author photo, which, as we all know, is typically a boring head shot with zero swag. What we […]

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The Stunning Cover Art of Welcome to Lagos, Chibundu Onuzo’s New Novel

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Chibundu Onuzo’s new book has been announced. As usual, we have all the scoop. In 2012, Chibundu Onuzo signed a 2-book deal with top UK-based publisher, Faber and Faber. Ever since the first book, titled Spider King’s Daughter, came out in 2012, we’ve been holding our breath, waiting for Onuzo to do a reprise of her storytelling […]

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What Do African Literature Professors Read? | Prof. Ato Quayson Reveals His Childhood Library

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As any avid reader knows, books define us. Things we read brand us. They become part of our intellectual DNA, defining who we are, our moral compass, our emotional lives, and even how we encounter future books. Maybe that’s why it’s always so fascinating to see what people read at key moments in their lives. A few […]

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Chibundu Onuzo’s Childhood is, Of Course, a Booklover’s Dream

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The super-adorable little girl in this photograph is the Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo. The Guardian posted the photo a while back when they published Onuzo’s lovely essay about her childhood experience with reading. Don’t be fooled by the fierce cuteness of that pout and side-eye. This little girl has a reading habit that would put some […]

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African Literature on Instagram Vol 4. | Chibundu Onuzo and the Writing Life

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African Literature on Instagram is so much fun to curate. It allows us to tell the story of contemporary African fiction through images. [Click HERE to see the ones you’ve missed] This week’s edition welcomes Chibundu Onuzo, the newest inductee into the African literary instagang. You can find her at @chibundu.onuzo. Onuzo is a UK-based Nigerian […]

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Video | Nigerian Novelist Chibundu Onuzo Partners with Global Cosmetic Brand Clinique

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Chibundu Onuzo has always inspired us with her no-slouch, ambitious approach to things. So we are not at all surprised that top cosmetic brand Clinique featured her in their #faceforward campaign. Onuzo became a Faber and Faber signee at 18, making her the youngest writer to be signed by the major publishing powerhouse. Her novel […]

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Rock Out to this Election Song Released by Nigerian Novelist, Chibundu Onuzo, and her Sister Dinachi

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I’ve had this video on replay and can’t get the hook—“Choose wisely, four years na long time o”—out of my head. With the Nigerian elections only a few weeks away, Nigerian novelist, Chibundu Onuzo, teams up with her sister, Dinachi, to send Nigerians a much needed election message: “Don’t sell your future for today’s gain.” […]

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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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Inspired by Lara Abiona’s beautiful birthday tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina here on Brittle Paper, we asked six writers—Linda Musita, Kiprop […]