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Twelve months after the call for submissions was made in January, we are happy to announce that Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology will arrive on our website on 15 December. The anthology, edited by Nigerian writer Sibbyl Whyte, collects fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by 23 writers: Chibuihe Obi, Joyce Nawiri, Kwoh .B. Elonge, Alvin Kathembe, Bryan Okwesili, Michael Larri, Eudiah Kamonjo, Anthony Madukwe, Osinachi, Savannah Mafia, Blessing Nwodo, DT Harry, Ernest Ogunyemi, Erhu Amreyan, Bubbllinna, Precious C.K., Jerry Edo, Shammah Godoz, Hussani Abdulrahim, Alithnayn Abdulkareem, Kaodilichi Ogamba, Raphael d’Abdon, and Filemon Iiyambo.

If you want to know the state of sex in African literature, here are a few reads to get you acquainted:

How Keen Are African Novelists on Sex?

Leading Romance Writers Dissect the State of Sex Scenes in African Fiction

Series: Sex in African Novels

Tiah Beautement’s Advice for People Writing Erotica

Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology will be the fourth anthology published online by Brittle Paper in 2018, following 14’s The Inward Gaze in January, the Afro Anthology Series’ Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction in February, and 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry in November. The anthology will be the tenth we have published since 2016.

While you wait for it, check out our other anthologies HERE.

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Otosirieze is Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an 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 the curator of 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 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 combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

One Response to “Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology Forthcoming in December” Subscribe

  1. Okiri CR December 14, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    Wonder why such common-place human interaction like sex has to be taboo topic in a fast developing culture like the African. Sex is no longer taboo, sex is biology; down with the myth.

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