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Ibim Pt. 2 | by Sotonye Dan | Nigerian University Stories

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VII “Greatest Nigerian Students!” — “Great!” “Upon the Greateeeeesst Nigerian Students!” –“Great!” “‘For in the final analysis,’ John F. Kennedy said, ‘our most basic common link is that, we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.’ Death is a common […]

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Ibim Pt. 1 | by Sotonye Dan | Nigerian University Stories

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I The first day Ibim walked into campus, he found a nice spot to chill in: a thatched shed in front of the Fine and Applied Arts block, built by Fine and Applied Arts students, who could have been inspired by anything from creativity to boredom. After the week of clearance, he decided to visit […]

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Rumuokoro | by Sotonye Dan | An African Story

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Over the grumbling of vehicle engines, honking, voices that drowned each other, I heard the thumps, amplified. I saw the source when I turned. A bus conductor was receiving heavy blows from a guy. He was hanging on the door of the Danfo in the manner characteristic of bus conductors. He probably sold his seat, […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with African Love Stories! | Read Gossamer: Valentine Stories, 2016

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If you love African stories and love Valentine’s day, this gorgeous collection of 13 stories titled Gossamer: Valentine Stories, 2016 is a special gift to you. Each story, including Toni Kan’s beautiful introduction, represents that sweet spot where the power of African storytelling meets the power of love to inspire us. I am pleased to collaborate […]

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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 […]