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@ghanamustgo

It’s been such a hectic week. I can’t wait to have a relaxing weekend. I have family visiting from out of town, so I’m envisioning delicious dinners and great conversations.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Meanwhile, to keep things fun here at Brittle Paper, here are pictures of African novels sourced from Instagram.

Enjoy!

[The owner of each image is indicated in the caption, so feel free to check out their Instagram page or follow them.]

@half_book_and_co

@half_book_and_co

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@zaynabtyty

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@angela.wereko

@wythings

@wythings

@raerae_elle

@raerae_elle

@book_nerd_girll

@book_nerd_girll

@thebookjazz

@thebookjazz

@iam_mztamara

@iam_mztamara

@adoseoflola

@adoseoflola

@koekbrother

@koekbrother

@styledbyafrica

@styledbyafrica

 

 

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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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  1. African Literature on Instagram Vol. 2 | Chris Abani on Literature and the Writing Life | Brittle Paper - 2015/08/14

    […] are posting another edition of “African Literature on Instagram”— by popular demand. It’s such a fun post to curate because we get to tell the […]

  2. African Literature on Instagram Vol. 3 | Taiye Selasi: The Jet-setting Literary Diva | Brittle Paper - 2015/09/04

    […] yet another edition of the “African Literature on Instagram” series, and we can’t wait to take you into the magical world of Taiye Selasi, the […]

  3. African Literature on Instagram Vol 4. | Chibundu Onuzo and the Writing Life | Brittle Paper - 2015/10/16

    […] African Literature on Instagram is so much fun to curate. It allows us to tell the story of contemporary African fiction through images. [Click HERE to see the ones you’ve missed] […]

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