Brittle Paper is 7 years old today! Yeah, your favorite African literary site started out in 2010 as a personal blog but has since expanded into one of the most influential sites on everything African and literary. After 7 years, we are still here bringing you the best and the latest in African literature and literary culture.

We are kicking off the month of celebration with a Facebook event titled “2010s: The Decade of Africa’s Literary Expansion.” Six major talents in the online African literary scene are coming together to talk about how African literature is taking over the digital/social media space. If you are a writer, blogger, critic, reader, we invite you to join the conversation! The event is scheduled for August 3rd. Click HERE for more details or stop by Brittle Paper’s Facebook page  at 4pm GMT.

Two days later on the 5th, we are hosting another Facebook chat on one of the hottest and most debated issues in the past few months: the status of LGBT writing in the Nigerian literary sphere. The event is titled “Un-Silencing Queer Nigeria: The Language of Emotional Truth.” Come listen to writers talk about the challenges and triumphs of documenting LGBT experiences in Nigerian writing. Check out the details HERE or simply join the panel at Brittle Paper’s Facebook page at 4pm GMT.

There will be fun giveaways all month long, so stay tuned. Click HERE to follow us on Twitter and HERE to like us on Facebook.

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Reserving the biggest thank-you for our community of readers never gets old. Dear reader, thank you for letting us share our passion for African literature with you. We love you to bits. You inspire us to stay fresh and innovative. Keep reading, liking, sharing, and talking about what you read here on Brittle Paper. African literature is amazing. We need your support to let the world understand that.

We also want to thank the African literary community for all the support. We won’t be able to do this without all the friendships and encouragements.

Happy Birthday Brittle Paper! #BrittleTurns7 #HBBP