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Watch Ainehi Edoro Discuss Brittle Paper’s Origins, Mission, and Future Directions

Our founder and editor-in-chief Ainehi Edoro was recently featured on Left of Black, a weekly webcast hosted by Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the John Hope Franklin Center of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. In case you didn’t know, Edoro received her PhD from Duke University. Here, she returns […]

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PHOTOS | The Second Asmara Addis Literary Festival in Exile

The second year of the Asmara Addis Literary Festival in Exile was held from February 27 to February 28, 2020, in Matgone, Belgium. Founded by Eritrean-Ethiopian novelist Sulaiman Addonia, the Festival, according to a description on its website, “aims to be an international home for ideas that migrate freely and boldly in borderless literary landscapes, […]

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An Argentinian Crocheter Made a Doll of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. We Interviewed Her.

Fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie may have heard that earlier this year, she gave a keynote speech at Chile’s Future Congress, an event that gathers notable thinkers to debate solutions like climate change and social inequality. Turns out that Adichie has fans all over Latin America — sometime in December 2019, we shared on our […]

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Credo Mutwa, Celebrated South African Healer and Author, Dies at 98

Credo Mutwa, celebrated South African traditional healer and author of several books, died following a period of ill health on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He was 98 years old. Mutwa, whose full name is Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, was a sangoma who dedicated his life and writings to the preservation of African cultural practices and mythology. […]

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#TBT | Cuteness Overload: Pictures of African Authors as Kids | #newdaughtersofafricaedition

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing with you some pictures we found on the world wide web of contemporary African women authors as kids. All these authors are also contributors to the monumental anthology New Daughters of Africa (2019), edited by Margaret Busby. Enjoy this walk back through time! (P.S. Head over to […]

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COVID-19: How Some African Authors Are Reacting to the Pandemic

Like everyone else across the world, our favorite authors are confronted with the threat of COVID-19. Here, we document some of their reactions on social media to the pandemic. These range from providing uplifting advice and offering practical measures to tackling the crisis with a touch of humor. We take all of them as ways […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s 2020 North American Book Tour: Dates and Locations | Canceled

British-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo will embark on a book tour across North America from mid-March until early April 2020. North American fans, here’s your chance to catch the Booker Prize-winning writer in person and maybe snag an autograph or selfie! We’ve listed the dates and venue below. If it turns out she’s coming to a […]

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Happy 82nd Birthday, Ngūgī wa Thiong’o! Read These Introductions to His Novels by Ben Okri, Namwali Serpell, Uzodinma Iweala, Abdulrazak Gurnah, & Moses Isegawa

It’s Ngūgī wa Thiong’o’s 82nd birthday! The prolific legend has published 34 books in total. His fictional works include seven novels: Weep Not, Child (1964), The River Between (1965), A Grain of Wheat (1967, 1992), Petals of Blood (1977), Caitaani Mutharaba-Ini (Devil on the Cross, 1980), Matigari ma Njiruungi (1986), Mũrogi wa Kagogo (Wizard of the Crow, 2006), and Kenda Muiyuru: Rugano Rwa Gikuyu na Mumbi (2018), published […]

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“I Have Come Undone” | Adichie Writes Moving Statement on Grieving for Her Father

chimamanda Adichie tribute father james nwoye adichie

Chimamanda Adichie’s father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, died on Wednesday June 10, 2020. Today, the author breaks her silence around […]

Submit to Ouida Books’ New Imprint on Technology in Africa

Ouida Books is Currently Accepting Submissions for Her New Imprint LWM (2)

Lagos-based publishing press Ouida Books is accepting submissions for its new imprint LWM. LMW is the third addition to the […]

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore is staying busy and productive. Barely a year since the release of her widely praised memoir […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga Petitions Parliament of Zimbabwe for Removal of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

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On June 19, 2020, Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested on corruption charges for engaging in an illegal 60 […]

Is This Us? The Many Holes in Nigerian-American Portrayal of the Nigerian Experience | Damilola Oyedele | Essay

Yvonne Orji Nigerian Americans about Nigeria

A few weeks ago, as I watched Yvonne Orji explain Nigerian slang to her audience, feelings I couldn’t immediately name […]

The Meaning of Guernica | Umar Abubakar Sidi | Poetry

Guernica Umar Abubakar Sidi poetry (1)

  Guernica Celebration of modern fascism Horrific devastation in the Basque town of Guernica Monochrome grisaille Crawling analysis of the […]

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