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We 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 story of contemporary African fiction through images.

[Click HERE if you missed the first edition]

This week, Chris Abani is very much on our minds.

His writings are great, but we have fallen head-over-heels in love with his photographic work.

So we sifted through his expansive Instagram catalogue and came up with a few images that tell us something about literature and the writing life.


[To keep up with Abani’s social media life, check him out on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. His handle on all three platforms is @chrisabani.]


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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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