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 Brittle Birthday

Let me stammer my life

Down your endless lane.

— Wole Soyinka, “Song: Deserted Markets,” Idanre and Other Poems

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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.

6 Responses to “Brittle Paper is 3 Years Old Today!” Subscribe

  1. Obinna Udenwe August 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Happy birthday, Brittle Paper! May God continue to guide and grow this blog to a great height!

  2. Ainehi Edoro August 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Thanks Obinna for your support!

  3. Afolabi August 2, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Congrats and Happy Birthday! We all need some brittle paper in our lives.

  4. Yemisi August 2, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Happy Birthday Brittle Paper! One of my favourite blogs. Keep up the great work Ainehi.

  5. Tee August 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Congrats Brittlepaper. More fruitful years ahead!

  6. Tolulope Popoola August 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Well done Brittle Paper! Keep up the good work 🙂

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