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James Murua’s Literature Blog has launched a podcast series.

Founded in 2012 by Kenyan blogger James Murua, James Murua’s Literature Blog covers news and events on the African literary scene.

Here is part of the announcement:

We here at have embarked on a new journey as we set up a new podcast for your enjoyment.

We have been mulling about a new direction for a while now and can finally unveil the new product; our podcast. The podcast which is hosted on Anchor is simply the “African Literary Podcast” and will give you news and reviews from across the African continent. At the moment we can only commit to hosting one podcast a week.

The first of our podcasts we call “The Journey Begins” speaks about what happened in the past week including book launches, a conference and a look forward to the new week. We also do a mini review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s third novel Mrs Shaw. Check out the 18 minute podcast below. We would appreciate your opinion on the first outing with an eye to improving it for listeners.

This is an enhancing direction that James Murua has moved in. Congratulations to him.

Listen to the podcast HERE.

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Otosirieze Nnaemekaram is a writer, an academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review ("Mulumba," 2016), Transition ("A Tenderer Blessing," 2015), and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017). His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop facilitated by Giles Foden. He is the curator of the ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016), focuses on cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies and Pop Culture, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. He has completed a collection of short stories and is working on a 600-page novel. When bored, he just Googles Rihanna.

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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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