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Alone with the Mirror | By Chijioke Nnamani | Poetry

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Alone with the mirror, You stare into your eyes; You look better than you thought; Then you suddenly don’t; You sigh. Alone with the mirror, You shine your teeth and stick out your tongue, Run through your hair and push up your boobs; You try a few dances you saw on TV, But you kind […]

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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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Entries are Open for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2017

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  Entries are officially open for the second edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. All entrants stand a chance […]

The Story of My Vagina | By Amarachi Mbagwu Chilaka | A Story

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There were things my mother never taught me, and the vagina was one of them. Growing up, I had little […]

Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s 3 Best Practices for the Aspiring Writer

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There isn’t one magical key to becoming a writer, neither is there one life-changing habit that guarantees success in literary […]

Chimamanda Adichie Fangirls Over Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Her Work

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Adichie is in love with Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s artwork. We are 100 percent here for this kind of artistic affection, […]

Adichie Revisits the Single Story in New Animated Interview with The Atlantic

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Chimamanda Adichie¬†stole our hearts with “The Danger of a Single Story.” Purple Hibiscus¬†and Half of a Yellow Sun had been […]

Monsieur Pierre | By Bura-Bari Nwilo | A Story

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“Whenever she gets the urge to forego Roy, she also gets a small dose of mischief, to lie with him […]