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On Homophobic Bills and Expected Invisibility from Queer People | Interview with Dilman Dila, 2017 Gerald Kraak Award Finalist

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Africa in Dialogue published an e-book of interviews with the twelve writers and photographers shortlisted for the Gerald Kraak Award. The interviews were conducted by their editor, Gaamangwe Joy Mogami. We are republishing some of them. * Dilman Dila is a writer, film maker and a social activist from Uganda. He is the author of Cranes Crest […]

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On Cultural Constraints on Human Rights | Interview with Farah Ahamed, Winner of the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award

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Days ago, we announced that Africa in Dialogue has published an e-book of interviews with the twelve writers and photographers shortlisted for the Gerald Kraak Award. The interviews were conducted by their editor, Gaamangwe Joy Mogami. We are republishing some of them. * Farah Ahamed is a short fiction writer. Her stories have been published […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Gerald Kraak Award

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The 2018 Gerald Kraak Award is open for submissions. The award aims to honour works that focus on experiences of gender, social justice and sexuality. The award is given in honour of the late activist Gerald Kraak. Gerald Kraak (1956–2014) was a passionate champion of social justice, an anti-apartheid activist and the head of the […]

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The Gerald Kraak Award Shortlist Announced

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6 months ago, we announced the call for submissions for the inaugural edition of the Gerald Kraak Awards. In honor of South African activist, who devoted his life to fighting for LGBTI issues, writers and visual artists who explore themes of gender, sexuality, and human rights are to send in their work. After 4 months […]

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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 […]