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Nancy Adimora, founder and editor of the literary magazine AFREADA, is returning to US publishing house HarperCollins in a newly created position that focuses on diversity and inclusion, with the vision to attract authors and reach new or currently under-served audiences. The Bookseller reports that Nancy will start on February 10 as Talent and Audience Development Manager, Diversity & Inclusion.

Adimora first joined HarperCollins through its BAME training scheme in 2017. She went on to work for Twitter as a content curator. In her new role, “she will initially report directly to chief executive officer Charlie Redmayne, identifying authors and titles to be published by existing HarperCollins divisions and imprints.”

“I am incredibly excited to be returning to HarperCollins, and I’m particularly delighted to be re-joining in a role that’s centred around diversity and inclusion,” Adimora said.

“Nancy impressed us all when she first joined HarperCollins, and I am delighted she is returning to the business,” said CEO Charles Redmayne. “Nancy will be helping us to find emerging talent from diverse communities and at the same time helping our marketing teams to reach those audiences more effectively. I am very much looking forward to working with Nancy in this important area.”

Adimora has also worked with TEDxEuston and the Royal African Society. She has an MSc in Leadership and International Development from the African Leadership Centre at King’s College London and a bachelor’s in Laws from Queen Mary, University of London.

Brittle Paper congratulates Nancy Adimora.

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Chukwuebuka Ibeh is a Staff Writer at Brittle Paper. An alumnus of the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop, his work has been published in McSweeneys, Clarion Review, Charles River Journal and elsewhere. He was longlisted for the Awele Creative Trust Award in 2017 and was a finalist for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award. In 2019, he was named by Electric Literature as 'One of the Most Promising New Voices of Nigerian Fiction' in a feature introduced by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. He is a regular contributor with the New England Review of Books and lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

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