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Wana Udobang Tackles Stigma and Stereotypes in Sickle Cell Docu-Series

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Wana Udobang is one of our favorite persons in the world. Her multi-faceted approach to creative work is endlessly inspiring. Her most recent work is a docu-series on “the everyday journey and struggles faced by those living with sickle cell.” The first video, featuring Toyin Oshinowo, was posted on June 19th in commemoration of World Sickle […]

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LISTEN 🎧 | Wana Udobang Features Titilope Sonuga in New Poetry Track Titled Open

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We’re looking forward to the release of “In Memory of Forgetting,” Wana Udobang’s sophomore poetry album. When it comes, we know it’ll be soulful and beautiful. She revealed, on her website, that “the work navigates trauma, loss and self-renewal.” Here is a little something to tide us over until the album arrives. It’s a poem titled […]

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Wana Udobang’s Room 313 is Back!

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Hey Brittlepaperians, we suggest you grab a tissue and get ready to ball your eyes out, because Room 313 is back! The beloved experimental confessional video series has returned after a painfully long hiatus and we are loving every single minute of it. Released through series director, Wana Udobang’s YouTube channel, the two new videos […]

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My Feminism | Remembering to Scream | By Wana Udobang

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I don’t remember the first time my father hit my mother. But I often remember my brother’s hands muzzling my mouth shut whilst my screaming the words ‘leave my mummy alone’ would ease its way through the spaces between his fingers. Like that Saturday morning when my sister’s friend and I were doing jumping jacks […]

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November 21 | Brittle Paper Launches Essay Series on Feminism

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For three weeks beginning on November 21, Brittle Paper will feature an essay series on feminism titled My Feminism. The series was inspired, in part, by Chimamanda Adichie. In the past few weeks, the award-winning novelist has made a series of public statements that unleashed a wave of public interest in the politics, practice, and values […]

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In Search of Champeta | By Wana Udobang | Non-fiction

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I had never heard of Champeta. So when Juliana sent me the reading list for the fellowship, I was intrigued to find that a genre of music had been invented based on some of the music that came out of Nigeria and other parts of Africa. More extraordinary was discovering that this was happening all […]

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The Banquet | by Wana Udobang | African Poetry

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This exclusive piece of spoken-word poetry by Nigerian poet and filmmaker Wana Udobang is a special treat for lovers of African poetry. In the poem, titled “The Banquet,” Udobang uses the celebratory and pleasure-giving power of food as imagery to express feminine self-renewal. Seeing that yesterday was Mother’s Day (in the US), the poem is a great […]

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Celebrating the 2015 Ake Festival with Victor Ehikhamenor’s Stunning Portraits

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Abeokuta is this picturesque and quiet city north of Lagos built around the legendary Olumo Rock. Every November, since 2013, it springs to life to host the Ake Art and Book Festival, thanks to the hard work and commitment of Lola Shoneyin and her team of dedicated staff members and volunteers. Novelists, filmmakers, critics, artists, and […]

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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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Homecoming | By Dami Lare | A Mosaic of Torn Places

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In May, we published A Mosaic of Torn Places, an anthology of stories by young Nigerian writers. Dami Lare’s “Homecoming” […]

Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Costa Short Story Award

The 2018 Costa Short Story Award is open for submissions. Founded in 2012 and funded by Costa Coffee, the £3,500 award […]

EVENT: Binyavanga Wainaina to Speak at University of the Witwatersrand

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Binyavanga Wainaina will be speaking at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He will be in conversation with the researcher […]

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 […]

Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for This £30,000 Short Story Award

Submissions have begun for the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Founded in 2010 and run by The Society of […]

On Helen Oyeyemi | An Essay

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It was Helen Oyeyemi who first made me realize what I’d always found dissatisfying about short stories. A short story […]