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So much excitement here as we launch a new story series.

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One of the most talked-about projects we launched last year was Ayodele Olofintuade’s Adunni, an original Brittle Paper story series featuring custom images made by NYC-based Nigerian artist, Laolu Sebanjo.

Seeing that we received such positive response from readers, we have been working hard to release more series.

We are happy to announce that three story series have been slated for 2015, the first of which is Eugene Odogwu’s In The Shadows of Iyanibi, a fantastic tale that is sure to keep you glued to your phones and ipads.

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Synopsis:

In the Shadow of Iyanibi is a story about a brave and gifted girl named Ihumbi, who is swept up in a series of frightful encounters involving the search for a missing sister in a forest of deep, dark shadows.

The three-part tale follows the confrontation between young Ihumbi and Urunma—a forest-dwelling demigoddess always hungry for the souls of lost children. Urunma is a mother’s worst nightmare and a child’s greatest fear. Preying on a child’s desire for sweet and colorful things, she steals the souls of children lost in the forest and holds them in enchanted captivity.

The story vicariously transports you to the enchanting gloom of an old forest and a brave girl’s attempt to confront the ancient horror that lies deep within its shadows.

In the Shadow of Iyanibi is a richly-imagined and suspenseful tale of bravery and the steadfastness of a sister’s love.

  It’s a three-part story, accompanied by custom illustrations, that will run over six weeks. 

Monday the 12th of January is the date to save on your calendar so you don’t miss the first story. 

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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.

8 Responses to “Brittle Paper Launches an African Fantasy Story Series” Subscribe

  1. cosmicyoruba 2015/01/09 at 02:29 #

    Yes! I’m really looking forward to this

  2. Ainehi Edoro 2015/01/09 at 11:39 #

    Awesome!

  3. Kiru Taye 2015/01/11 at 22:33 #

    Looks intriguing. Can’t wait.

  4. Su'eddie Agema 2015/01/14 at 19:40 #

    Okay, so, can we reblog this and all? Looks like something really cool… Following the trail already!

  5. Ainehi Edoro 2015/01/14 at 20:18 #

    @Su’eddie:

    Feel free to reblog!

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  1. In the Shadow of Iyanibi, Pt. 1| by Eugene Odogwu | An African Fantasy Story Series | Brittle Paper - 2015/01/12

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  2. In the Shadow of Iyanibi, Pt. 3 | by Eugene Odogwu | An African Fantasy Story Series | Brittle Paper - 2015/02/09

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  3. In the Shadow of Iyanibi, Pt. 2 | by Eugene Odogwu | An African Fantasy Story Series | Brittle Paper - 2015/05/17

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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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