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Tsitsi Dangarembga is seeking public support in her legal dispute with Ayebia Clarke Publishing in the UK. She is seeking pro bono representation in the country. Dangarembga suggests that it is “over rights to my work.” The Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker is the author of the classic Nervous Conditions and its sequel The Book of Not, and her most recent novel This Mournable Body was published by Graywolf Press in 2018.

Ayebia Clarke Publishing, founded in 2003 by the Ghanaian-born publisher Becky Nana Ayebia Clarke and her husband David, markets books by African and Caribbean writers. Among the books are Dangarembga’s first two, the Ama Ata Aidoo-edited anthology African Love Stories, and the Ivor Agyeman-Duah-edited anthology The Gods Who Send Us Gifts. For her services to publishing, its founder was awarded an Honorary MBE in 2011.

See Dangarembga’s tweet below.

Dangarembga mentioned Journal of African Cultural Studies in her tweet, to which the publication replied. Other people have been responsive as well.

 

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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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