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It’s Friday! And as usual, I like keeping it light and fun at Brittle Paper. Here are a few African literary things I found on Instragram. Cheers to the weekend! Lots of cool stuff in store for you all through next week. See you on Monday!

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Binyavanga looking sharp and flamboyant at the opening of Wangechi Mutu’s London exhibition. Instagram by @drkmontague

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Teju Cole crowded by gorgeous ladies at the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi (Instagram via @sisterkilljoy)

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Cool illustration by @aomaunnada

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If you’ve read Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City, you’d understand why this image is decadent as hell. (Instragram via @jadecoral91)

Of course, Purple Hibiscus is on the only book worthy of such a pout. (instragram via @malcolmmusic

Of course, Purple Hibiscus is worthy of such a very pouty pout. (instragram via @malcolmmusic)

South African novelist, Zakes Mda, is Africa's mr. prolific. Here is his 2013 novel. There is a 2014 novel, but that news for another day. (instagram via @raelee_m)

South African novelist, Zakes Mda is Africa’s mr. prolific. Here is his 2013 novel. There is a 2014 novel, but that news for another day. (instagram via @raelee_m)

The Ghana Must Go author celebrated her birth day on Nov. 2. Happy Birthday to Taiye Selasi!

The Ghana Must Go author celebrated her birthday on Nov. 2. Happy Birthday to Taiye Selasi! (instagram via @alberto_bernasconi

 

Only Americanah can make a reader smile so broadly and so sweetly?  (instragram via @sordaradical)

Only Americanah can make a reader smile so broadly and so sweetly? (instragram via @sordaradical)

This image of Soyinka meeting his puppet-self made its rounds on Twitter a few weeks ago. Adorable!  (instagram via @brittlepaper)

This image of Soyinka meeting his puppet-self made its rounds on Twitter a few weeks ago. Adorable! (instagram via @brittlepaper)

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

2 Responses to “African Literature On Instragram | Teju Cole, Binyavanga, Selasi, Soyinka, Lauren Beukes, Adichie, and More” Subscribe

  1. Raschika November 7, 2014 at 1:43 am #

    Hey, firstly i love your blog to bits! First thing I look at every morning. I live in South-Africa and have a blog called Art-Movie-Book.com and we did a beautiful photo story on Lauren Beukes and Dominique Botha, when they won the Univeristy of Johannesburg literary awards, if you want to go have a look:) http://art-movie-book.com/dominique-botha-and-lauren-beukes-two-award-winning-authors/

  2. Ainehi Edoro November 7, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Thanks Raschika. Love the photopost!

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