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2017 Okike Prize for Literature: Brittle Paper Writers Win Poetry and Prose Categories

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Two writers published by us, Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye and Jonathan Durunguma, have won the poetry and prose categories of the inaugural Okike Prize for Literature. Founded this year, the Okike Prize for Literature honours fiction, poetry and plays by Nigerian undergraduates. The winner of each category receives N50,000. We’ve published poetry by Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye, as […]

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Madness | By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye | Poetry

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For the souls in Nsukka.   sometimes, you wonder what spirit plucks you, feather after feather revealing your mind as blotched flesh as whirlwind it lays bare your earth and you wonder what spirit claims — soul-body-mind all at once, calling you its own, shutting you out of yourself leaving you grasping for anything familiar […]

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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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Brittle Paper Anniversary Event: Un-Silencing Queer Nigeria | A Conversation on Facebook

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On August 1, 2017, Brittle Paper will be seven years old. To mark our anniversary, we are organising a series […]

PHOTOS | Magunga Williams Compares Kenyan Politicians to Game of Thrones Characters

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Two weeks before Kenya votes for a new president, online bookseller and blogger William Magunga has caused wild excitement by […]

New-Generation African Poets 2017 Box Set Featured in Vogue Magazine

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African Poetry Book Fund’s New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Nne) has been featured in Vogue magazine. The feature, […]

Wole Soyinka’s Poem for the Late Literary Scholar Abiola Irele

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Professor Abiola Irele passed on earlier this month at the age of 81. Born in 1936, the late critic was […]

Tomi Adeyemi’s Million Dollar Book and Movie Deal | All the Scoop + Publication Date

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Harvard graduate Tomi Adeyemi reportedly scored a million-dollar book + movie deal for her young adult trilogy. Her website confirms […]

The 2017 Babishai Haiku Award Shortlist

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Seventeen poets have been named on the 2017 Babishai Haiku Award shortlist. The award is an initiative of the Babishai-Niwe Poetry […]