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What did your favourite literary person do on Twitter or Facebook recently? We went through some timelines to bring you what Nnedi Okorafor, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Shailja Patel, Teju Cole, Tomi Adeyemi, Momtaza Mehri, and Joy Mogami were up to.

Nnedi Okorafor

The beauty of following Nnedi Okorafor on social media is that you get an insight into her inspirations in their rawest forms. We are fascinated by what gets her fascinated and how she responds to her fascinations. As if we have a choice when those fascinations lead to bestselling, multi-awarded books. On Twitter, the novelist shared this photo of something she called Godzilla Iguana.

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And then this cute thing about her kitten and owl.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The genius novelist and feminist icon, whose team is looking for two interns, shared news of her being on the cover of ELLE India.

Shailja Patel

Shailja Patel, ever the force on Twitter, weighed in on the Aretha Franklin Funeral Controversy, in which the officiating bishop, Charles Ellis III, inappropriately held pop star Ariana Grande. Bishop Ellis has apologized following criticism on social media but it hasn’t stopped viewers and some media people from thinking Grande was dressed inappropriately—as though her dressing was an invitation for male “friendliness.” And it hasn’t stopped Shailja’s critique-poem from getting 39K loves and 15K retweets at the time of writing.

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Tomi Adeyemi

The Nigerian author of Children of Blood and Bone, which just clocked 25 weeks on The New York Times Young Adult fiction bestseller list, is a compelling persona on Facebook, what with those locks and those eyes. Here, her Monday Mood is basically her being a ninja from the Mortal Kombat films—a female Noob-Saibot or Scorpion or Sub-Zero or Rain.

Plus she did consider removing the grey dye of her hair locks. We absolutely think she should keep it!

And while she’s writing the second book in her trilogy, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, her fans decided to be, well, fans.

Momtaza Mehri

Brunel Prize 2018 co-winner and Young People’s Laureate of London Momtaza Mehri decided to burst the “nuance” bubble. The Somali poet called out a few intellectual hypocrisies.

Gaamangwe Mogami 

The founder of the fantastic interview magazine Africa in Dialogue launched a show on Facebook. “The Joy Mogami Show” will feature one-hour live streams of conversations on creativity, healing and self-care, with invited personalities.

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INTRODUCING THE JOY MOGAMI SHOW.

I am so excited to share that I will be launching my show ‘The Joy Mogami Show’ right here on Facebook.

This show is something I have been dreaming of since forever, and since I am all about following my highest bliss and just doing it, I am taking the leap and doing it!

The Joy Mogami Show will be a weekly show that will work like this:

– 1 hour live-stream conversations with amazing individuals who are living and creating next level magic in the fields of creativity, wellness and healing arts, self-care and sacred wisdom and conscious businesses. This livestreams will happen Every Sundays at 3pm (GMT +2) in this page!

– 30 minutes solocast with yours truly. I will be sharing and reflecting on all things inner healing and transformation, spirituality, philosophy and psychology, manifesting and creating abundance in our inner, personal lives, love lives and careers/businesses. This one will be Every Tuesday at 11am (GMT +2) in this page too!

My aim, as in all things, is to raise our vibrations as Afro-millennials, heal our selves, and hack our lives so that we can also live extraordinary lives. Because, why not?

Tune in!! Its going to be fire. We start this coming Sunday!

Teju Cole

The Teju, undoubtedly the emperor of writers on social media with his famed use of Twitter a few years ago, continues to stick to Instagram and Facebook. Recently, he shared a Spotify playlist.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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