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LIT GLITZ: Literary Fashionista

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L iterary fashionistas are, rather surprisingly, a rare species. But J. K. Rowlings, the multimillionaire novelist wore this green Osca de la Renta gown peppered with pink flowers during the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It just so happened that a few months before Rihanna had the white and more fitted version of the same dress at the 2011 Brit Awards. When asked who wore it best, people tended to chose Rihanna. Rowlings for me though. Say it’s my bias in favor of novelists. But then less boobs, simple hair style screams classy to me.

 

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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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