Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

translation-issue-cover

A few months ago, Jalada broke the African literature internet when they published Ngugi’s short story in 33 different languages, most of which were African languages. They essentially made history.

This time, they’ve put out a call asking writers to contribute to an anthology themed around fear.

See below for details:

Jalada is pleased to announce the call out for its sixth anthology. The anthology will be themed around Fear. From fear as weaponised terror, to the fear of the Other, the fear of love, the fear of death, the fear of failure, of success, of spiders, crowds, heights, closed spaces etc, fear is such a primal and inescapable part of living. Our phobias, the things that make us human or, indeed, inhuman, are as diverse and as peculiar as the varied lives that we lead. Our fears, and the very notion of fear as fearlessness, shape how we live, how we interact, and how we conceptualize ourselves and others. Writers are encouraged to interpret the topic widely, and to submit original works of fiction, poetry, visual art and essays.

Deadline:  October 15

As usual, the editors are asking for fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art. If you have anything of high quality that fits any of those categories, make sure to send in something.

Click HERE for the rules and guidelines and then email your work to  jaladaafrica@gmail.com

[Please Note: Brittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this project, neither do we have a stake in its popularity. Address any inquiry to jaladaafrica@gmail.com. Thank you. ]

 

Tags: , ,

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.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

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.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Dear Mr. Brittle | Has Queer Literature Become a “Trend” in Africa?

Under-the-Udala-Trees-by-Chinelo-Okparanta

“Dear Mr. Brittle” is a new Brittle Paper series in which our deputy editor Otosirieze Obi-Young tackles questions gathering on […]

Mabanckou, Mengestu, Shoneyin: The Caine Prize Recruits Big Names as 2018 Judges

Alain Mabanckou - Afropolitain

For its 2018 edition, the Caine Prize has recruited a host of big names for its panel of judges. Alain […]

Nnedi Okorafor Releases First Issue of “Black Panther: Long Live the King.” Long Live The Queen.

Black Panther - Long Live the King

The forthcoming Black Panther movie, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, has generated a world of hype. […]

Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein Resigns After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct at Work

Lorin Stein

American critic Lorin Stein, editor of the prestigious, career-making literary journal Paris Review, has resigned from his job after accusations […]

Revisiting Childhood | Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau | Poetry

5570178377_ca5e11db25_o

in church today/ the pastor mentioned the twelve ways to burning in hell/ he did not mention love/ i began […]

Photos | Happy Birthday to Ainehi Edoro, Founder and Editor of Brittle Paper

Ainehi Edoro 2

One evening in mid-2010, in her apartment in Chicago, Ainehi Edoro, then a PhD student at Duke University, looked up […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.