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#AFricanLiteraryGossip is a compilation of offbeat news and tidbits on African authors and their social media life.

Enjoy!

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1. Moroccan novelist, Laila Lalami (author of A Moor’s Account), takes a selfie while getting dolled up for CBS Late Night Show. {follow on twitter: @lailalalami}

 

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2. A few weeks ago, Nigerian author, Chris Abani (author of The Secret History of Las Vegas), added four new tattoos to his already large collection of body art and shared the photos on Instagram. Congrats to Abani on his new tatts. #Dope {Follow him on instagram: @chrisabani}

 

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3. The Nigerian sci-fi author, Nnedi Okorafor (author of Lagoon), changed her Facebook profile image to this photograph of her gorgeous locks. {Follow her on twitter: @nnedi}

 

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4. Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina (author of One Day), was spotted wearing a pink organza skirt at a TedxEuston event. Hit or miss?  {Follow on twitter: @binyavangaW}

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5. South African sci-fi author, Lauren Beukes (author of Broken Monsters), hangs out with a fan. {Follow on twitter: @laurenbeukes}

 

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6. Ghanaian novelist, Taiye Selasi (author of Ghana Must Go), posted this photo on Instagram with the caption: “1950s house-wife look strangely satisfying. Ironing in ball skirts.” Cute! {Follow on instagram: @ghanamustgo}

 

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7. Chimamanda Adichie (author of Americanah) spotting a funny face. So adorable!

 

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8. Teju Cole (author of Every Day is For The Thief) posted this image on Facebook and captioned it “current mood.” {Follow on twitter: @tejucole}

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9. British A-list actor, Simon Pegg, loves Adichie’s little chapbook, “We Should All Be Feminists” and tagged it “required reading” on Twitter. {See tweet HERE}

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I hope you enjoyed this. If you find anything fun or silly enough to be included in the series, email to brittlepaper@gmail.com.

 

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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.

2 Responses to “This May Not Be News But… | African Literary Gossip Vol. 1 | Adichie, Selasi, Lalami, Abani, and More” Subscribe

  1. Salisu 2015/01/09 at 01:36 #

    hahaha! Some funny photos here…. I like Chris Abani’s tattoo, Nnedi’s dreadlocks (I’ve always fancy dreds).. The most funny is Binyavanga’s, I can’t stop laffing.

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