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Brittle Paper News: The Summer of Lovely Things

The summer is almost here! And it’s going to be exciting for several reasons. First of, no school. So expect a blitz of posts on all sorts of things. I’ll also have time to work on a proper logo with my lovely tech man who doubles as a webmaster and a graphic designer. There will also be an aggressive campaign for submissions. Remember that submissions are welcome. Email to brittlepaper@gmail.com.

This summer is special because it marks the end of my coursework and the beginning of a one-year period during which I do nothing but read everything from Aristotle to Achebe. Maybe not everything 🙂 Actually, it may not sound like much fun. But from a Brittle Paper perspective, it is.  I am hoping that some nice crumbly writing–Brittle Paper pieces– can come out of these readings.

In the last two days, as I finish writing seminar papers, I steal a couple of hours to wolf down The Open City by Teju Cole. I have read reviews on Amazon and they are not all positive. The funny thing though is that what people hate about the book is what I find pleasing and refreshing. My sense is that people do not quite know what to do with the book. Anyway, expect a Brittle Paper review. And read the rather delicious review of the book by James Wood at the New Yorker. Here.

If this is your first time visiting Brittle Paper, welcome and pay a visit to the updated About Page.

What are your summer plans? Whether you hope to read a bunch, do more writing, or travel places, don’t forget to make Brittle Paper a part of your summer of lovely things.

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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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