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Since Brittle Paper was founded in 2010, it has brought you a steady stream of blogposts on African writing and literary culture.

These posts range from original fiction and poetry to controversial gossip pieces about literary spats among African writers. Our annual fan fiction erotica has offered you a fresh take on African storytelling, including our Nigerian church erotica series Holy Sex. We have also kept readers up to date on trends in African literary publishing through book reviews, interviews, curated listicles, and the media coverage of various book festivals.

On the 15th of December, we will close shop for 2015 and resume regular posting schedule on January 4th.

We’ve had so much fun writing all kinds of provocative things about African literature and pushing the boundary on how to talk about African literature.

Until we see again in 2016, enjoy these amazing throwbacks!


Wall Street Journal Unveils the Face Behind Africa’s Most Anticipated Novel

Holy Sex by Obinna Udenwe

9 Powerful Quotes by C. O. Ojukwu about History, Biafra, and Revolution

Lesotho is Like Stepping Into a Frosty Fairytale by M V Sematlane

The Quirky African Poem We Can’t Stop Reading

Author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma, Calls Out Book Reviewers On Twitter

Campus Love  by E. C. Osondu

The Girl with the Mami Wata Tattoo by Mame Bougouma Diene

The 18th Century Swahili Poet Every Lover of African Poetry Should Know and Read 

Quotes from Five African Women Writers to Help You Jumpstart Your Writing Dreams 

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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 “2015 | The 10 Most Popular Brittle Paper Posts on African Literature” Subscribe

  1. Eddie Hewitt 2015/12/09 at 13:30 #

    So many wonderful posts! And what a year it’s been. For one scary moment I thought you were announcing that you were going to wind up the blog altogether. I should have known better, but I still breathe a sigh of relief.
    For now, Ainehi, thank you for all this brilliant content from 2015 and for everything before, too. Brittlepaper is the site that I visit whenever I want to be best informed, entertained, educated, gripped and inspired by contemporary African literature/culture and so much more. And that’s quite often. So, roll on 2016!
    Best wishes, Eddie.

  2. Pearl Osibu 2015/12/10 at 02:56 #

    Thank you Brittle paper. For the constant entertainment, updating, for being my go-to place on all things African Lit. Bless.

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