Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 5,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

If you’re not listening to Not Another Book Podcast, you are missing out on the chance to stay informed on all the cool stuff happening on the African literary scene. Backed by UK-based production company Shoutout Network, Not Another Book Podcast is a 3-woman show offering a “brutally honest, nuanced, and witty” take on African writing and literary culture.

The podcast features a trio of established literary voices. They all go by their social media handles. Culture critic, Bookstagram reviewer, and photographer Sarah Ozo-Irabor is BooksAndRhymes. Book Blogger Zahrah Nesbitt-ahmed is BookShyBooks. Writer, editor, and translator from Guinea Bissau Yovanka Paquete Perdigao is PostColonialChild.

Their lively chat has everything we like in a good podcast. It is funny, snarky, and sharp but also well-researched, insightful, and relatable. All three hosts are well-versed in global literary trends, so they are able to cut through all the social media noise to give listeners the real stuff. Generally, conversations about African literature tend to be serious in tone. Everyone wants to perform scholarliness and act all important and deep. The Not Another Book podcast breaks from this mode. The playfulness that these women bring to their discussion of African literature is infinitely refreshing.

Listening in is a great way to keep up with new African writing. In episode one alone, they referenced 24 books, including Children of Blood and Bone, The Twilight Saga, Stay With Me, Of Mice and Men, Speak Gigantular, White Tears and Pachinko. But Not Another Book Podcast takes us beyond books into all the fun and drama taking place in the community. Tune in for the book recs, but also for the commentaries on hot-button issues.

There are 12 episodes in season 1. The latest is episode 4, which addresses the tensions between independent and and big publishing houses. You can listen to it here. You can also listen on Spotify, Itunes, and a host of other platforms. Listen to all 4 episodes here.

Congrats ladies! Kudos to giving us more reasons to love African literature.

 

Tags: , , ,

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. What are the latest essay topics to the CAPF 2017 exam? | institute for developing Science and Health initiatives, ideshi - September 25, 2018

    […] provides you having Uneleap – Education on the GO! – Apps on Google Play Not Another Book Podcast Is the Hippest Thing in African Literature Right Now a notion in regards to the thinking process of the individual. Meet with the patient often, it is a […]

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

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

Archives

Shailja Patel Rejects $87,070 Court Ruling in Sexual Assault Defamation Suit by Tony Mochama, Leaves Kenya on Self-Exile

shailja patel

A week following the awarding of Sh9 million ($87,070) to Tony Mochama in his sexual assault defamation suit against Shailja […]

How to Join Narrative Landscape’s Illustrator Competition for Nigerian Women

Narrative Landscape Press

PRESS RELEASE Brief Narrative Landscape Press is pleased to announce this illustrator competition for Nigerian women illustrators. The winner of […]

Saraba Magazine Will Be Appointing a New Editorial Team | How to Apply

Saraba_22_Open

APPLY TO JOIN SARABA MAGAZINE EDITORIAL TEAM: PRESS RELEASE Saraba, the acclaimed literary magazine based in Nigeria, calls for applications […]

The Thing in the Blood | Vuyelwa Maluleke | Fiction

go the way your blood beats - graph

Vuyelwa Maluleke’s “The Thing in the Blood” is taken from Go the Way Your Blood Beats: New Short Fiction from […]

Agbowo Magazine’s Visually Stunning Second Issue Features Work by JK Anowe, Sarah Lubala, & Efua Traore

Agbowo - graph

The Nigeria-based Agbowo Magazine, which “collect[s] great literary and visual African art,” has released its second issue, themed “Limits”: a […]

Nigerian Journalist & Presenter Arit Okpo Is New Host of CNN’s African Voices

Arit Okpo - image by Guardian Nigeria

The Nigerian journalist, TV presenter, documentary filmmaker, producer and voice-over talent Arit Okpo is the new host of CNN’s “African Voices.” […]

Thanks for signing up!

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

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.