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PODCAST | NYAC Chats with Ainehi Edoro on African Publishing, Linda Ikeji, Nigerian Reading Culture, and More

Brittle Paper’s very own Ainehi Edoro sat down with the brilliant ladies behind Not Your African Cliché (NYAC) on their latest podcast. The discussion centered on all our favorite topics: African literature, the African publishing scene, reading culture in Nigeria, Linda Ikeji, Fifty Shades of Grey, and lots more NYAC is a podcast hosted by Ifeoluwa Olokode, Amayo Bassey, Yeka […]

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#CainePrize2016 | And the Winner is Lidudumalingani! | Caine Prize for African Writing

Lidudumalingani has just been announced winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story titled “Memories We Lost.” The announcement was made at the award ceremony, which took place this evening at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. “‘Memories We Lost’ tells the emotionally charged story of a girl who acts as protector […]

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African Writer Style Guide | 12 Times African Writers Gave Us Major Hair Goals

  Even before Chimamanda Adichie first became publicly vocal about the political implications of natural hair, black women across the world have been ditching chemical relaxers to embrace natural or natural-looking hair and finding beauty in their own skin. African writers in particular are no exception to this trend. In fact chances are that your favorite […]

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Read Lauren Beukes’s Cute Letter to a 13-Year-Old Aspiring Writer

A brave 13 year old girl sends Lauren Beukes an email asking her for writing advice. As you may know, the South African writer is not just an award-winning author but also one of the biggest names in speculative fiction. It’s an understatement to say she leads a very busy life. But she also knows the importance […]

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Teju Cole Opens a City of Warmth With One Facebook Question

Steering away from his usual posts about weighty political matters,  Teju Cole opened the floor to some truly heartwarming comments when he wrote on Facebook: “Goodness me. What a week, right? So, in the spirit of mutual care, let’s pivot to the positive. What has made you happy? Big stuff, small stuff, tiny stuff: share.” Teju […]

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You Can Now Watch Highlights of the 2015 Etisalat Award Ceremony

As Etisalat opens entries for this year’s prize for Literature [read here], we are throwing it back to the awesomeness of last year’s award gala. On Saturday, 19th March 2016, Fiston Mujila became the third winner of the Etisalat Prize for African Literature and the first francophone author to win the coveted prize. Here is […]

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The Story We Must Never Forget | Helon Habila Documents the Chibok Tragedy in New Book

Helon Habila tpically writes works that are charged with social and political meaning and relevance. His 2008 novel Oil on Water, which won the Commonwealth Prize, took up issues such as kidnapping, oil conflicts and the problem of militancy in Niger Delta Nigeria. This time around, his latest book tells the stories of the families affected […]

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Two Brittle Paper Writers To Participate in 2016 Farafina Workshop

The list of participants for this year’s Farafina Creative Writing Workshop was released last week and Brittle Paper is delighted to share that two of our very own writers, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Nnamdi Anyadu made it! Brittle Paper is a growing, supportive community for writers. Once you publish your work with us, you become family. We stand […]

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Tell Me | Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor | Poetry

Tell Me _ Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor _ Fiction (1)

  I slipped through today. When it gets hard, remind me it’s not suicidal to live. Tell me of hope, […]

Broken | Gerald Onyebuchi | Fiction

Broken _ Gerald Onyebuchi _ Fiction (1)

In the cool of the evening you met him. At a pub, a corner all by himself, gulping down shots […]

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a software engineer, artist and writer who developed a new system for Igbo writing called the Ńdébé […]

All About Nsah Mala’s Cameroonian Children’s Book Coming Out in Spring 2021

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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