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Ifemelu is Mesmerizing in Concept Trailer for Adichie’s Americanah

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In 2014, Lupita Nyongo acquired the film rights for Adichie’s Americanah. Not long after, Brad Pitt’s production company, in collaboration with Pot Boiler, signed up to produce the film. [read here if you missed it] It’s been over two years since all that transpired and no word about who will write and direct the film. In […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Stars in Disney’s Queen of Katwe

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Disney recently released the trailer for the highly anticipated Queen of Katwe, which stars some of Africa’s very best: Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo alongside new lead actress Madina Nalwalga. Queen of Katwe is based on the life of Phiona Mutesi. It follows the story of a young girl from a slum in Uganda who initially picks up chess as […]

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Lupita Nyongo Starring in Adichie’s Americanah Film? *Holding Breath*

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In a recent interview,  Adichie mentions a possible collaboration with Lupita N’yongo on something having to do with Americanah. I’m connecting the dots here and hoping that the Kenyan Oscar-winner is going to star in a film adaptation of Americanah, Adichie’s most recent novel. But, as Adichie says, we’ll just have to wait for an […]

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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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A Narrative of Home and Longing | Review of Inua Ellams #Afterhours | By Billie McTernan

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In his new anthology-cum-diary-cum-memoir, #Afterhours, Nigerian poet Inua Ellams features a collection of poems written in-response to a well-considered selection […]

The New Things Fall Apart Cover is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

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Things Fall Apart will be 60 next year. And Penguin USA is pulling all the stops to put together a […]

Akwaeke Emezi Awarded the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

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Akwaeke Emezi has been awarded the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Africa Region) for her entry, “Who Is Like God?” […]

#LetRomeoBreathe: How Young Nigerian Writers Pushed Back against Violent Homophobia

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It began hours after the Brunel Prize was awarded to Romeo Oriogun on 2 May. Amidst the explosion of cheers, […]

Opportunity for Nigerian Writers | Enter for the Okike Prize for Literature

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Another prize awarding literary excellence has surfaced. The Okike Prize for Literature is a new initiative promoting writing by Nigerian […]

An Evening of African Literature | Photos From Abubakar Ibrahim and Sarah L. Manyika’s Washington, DC Reading

It is always a delightful treat to hear African writers in conversation with each other. A few weeks ago, I […]