Dear Ms. Paper: Libraries Make Me Nervous
Dear Ms. Paper: Libraries are strange places. They make me nervous. I see these towering shelves stuffed with books and ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: Why Does Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing Bother Me So Much?
Dear Ms. Paper I found Gyasi’s Homegoing a dizzying, confusing wreck of a novel. It felt like way too many ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: Is Chibundo Onuzo’s Welcome to Lagos Worth the Read?
Dear Ms. Paper: I’m not a big novel reader, to be honest. It takes a good novel to keep me away from using my very ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: How Do I Stop Faking My Love for African Literature?
Dear Ms. Paper: I have successfully faked my love for African literature for many years. Even though my dinner party ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: Do I Need a US Visa to Become a Successful Writer?
Dear Ms Paper, I am always so happy when I see an African writer come into the international limelight---when Warsan ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: Did Achebe Really Invent African Literature?
Dear Ms. Paper, I got into a bad argument in class today. I'm so angry it's a bit hard to type this right now. My ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: How Can I Survive Being 30 and Single?
Dear Ms. Paper, Since I was 15, I have always wanted to be married. But, here I am---30 and still without a beau. My ... read more
Dear Ms. Paper: How Do I Stop Hating on My Successful (African Writer) Friend
Dear Ms. Paper: One of my writer friends just made the long list of a prestigious literary prize. We both live in ... read more