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Pentecostal Republic | A Powerful New Book Tackles the Role of Pentecostalism in Nigerian Politics

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Nigerian Sociologist Ebenezer Obadare is asking us to take a closer look at the underlying forces of Nigeria’s political life. In a new book titled Pentecostal Republic, the Kansas University professor tackles one of the country’s sore points–the persistent interference of religion in politics. Ever since colonialism, religion has always been a key component in […]

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Photos: Kenya’s TBC Book Club Celebrates It’s 2-year Anniversary

On Saturday 14th July 2018, TBC BOOK Club celebrated its 2-year anniversary with a panel of celebrated authors; Yvonne Owour (Kenya), Hawa Jande Golakai (Liberia), Zukiswa Wanner (South Africa) and Niq Mhlongo (South Africa). The book club is an initiative of Text Book Centre, the leading chain of bookstores in Kenya. It celebrated two years since […]

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Brittle Paper Contributor Uche Peter Umez Wins a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and President’s Doctoral Prize for Distinction

Brittlepaperians, listen up. We have some very delightful news. Uche Peter Umez, a contributor to Brittle Paper, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The scholarship, valued at $50,000/year, is awarded for three years. The prestigious Vanier scholarships are given […]

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Cameroonian Political Theorist Achille Mbembe Wins the € 100,000 Gerda Henkel Prize

For over 40 years, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has supported ground-breaking research in the sciences and the humanities. In 2006, it established the Gerda Henkel Prize to recognize scholars doing outstanding work in their fields of research. This year, the German foundation made history by awarding this bi-annual prize to an African scholar. In a […]

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Nigerian Writer Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Joins Twitter’s Board of Director

Last week, international media was abuzz with the news of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becoming a Twitter board member. Twitter co-founding Jack Dorsey made this known in a tweet indicating that Okonjo-Iweala was one of two new additions to the company’s elite governing body. — jack (@jack) July 19, 2018 This might be the biggest African […]

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Wole Soyinka’s Former Residence at Obafemi Awolowo University Becomes a Museum

You know you’ve arrived when a place where you once lived is turned into a museum. That’s exactly what has happened to Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka. A house where he lived in Ife during his time as a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University was recently made into a museum. In 1963, Wole Soyinka […]

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Cover Reveal for Shuri—Nnedi Okorafor’s Brand New Black Panther Spinoff

We have more news about the Okorafor-Marvel bombshell that was dropped on us a few days ago. As you all know, Okorafor is writing Marvel Comic’s new Black Panther Spinoff based on T’Challa’s genius sister Shuri. We now know that the artist hired to do the cover art is Sam Spratt, the same artist who […]

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Opportunity for East African Writers | Fellowship for Early Career Writers and Publishers

In the wake of Nigeria’s Dusty Manuscript Contest, it is encouraging to see Africa Writers Trust rolling out a fellowship designed to help publishers and writers at the early stages of their career. The fellowship is designed to provide training, resources, and possibly funding for writers and publishers interested in self-publishing. According to the website: […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Turns 15: The Best Moments of a Modern Classic

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“It wasn’t the first novel I wrote,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told the audience at the University of Nairobi, during her […]

Quramo Writers’ Prize 2018 Unveils Top 5 Finalists

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Lagos – 10/10/18: Quramo Publishing has unveiled the Top 5 finalists of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2018, two weeks after […]

Enter for the K & L Prize for African Literature

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Submissions have begun for the 2019 K & L Prize for African Literature. The $1,000 prize, which is in its […]

The 2018 African Literature Association (ALA) Book Awards | Call for Nominations

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Submissions have begun for the 2018 African Literature Association (ALA) Book Awards. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2018. The […]

Nominate a Writer for the Fonlon-Nichols Award for African Literature

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Nominate a creative writer for the Fonlon-Nichols Award by 1 November 2018. This award, established in 1992 to honor Bernard […]

Pentecostal Republic | A Powerful New Book Tackles the Role of Pentecostalism in Nigerian Politics

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Nigerian Sociologist Ebenezer Obadare is asking us to take a closer look at the underlying forces of Nigeria’s political life. […]

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