Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."
Archive | Series RSS feed for this section

The Fall of the Gods | Chapter 2: Abụọ | by Anthony Azekwoh | #TFOG

A kpopu uzo, a kpopu onu The dawning of a new day marks the beginning of a routine struggling for the means of human and other being’s existence *** His head was swimming, so he gladly welcomed the mind numbing feeling of whatever he was smoking. Odion didn’t know what it was. He didn’t care […]

Read More 2 Comments

The Fall of the Gods | Chapter 1: ọ̀kan | Anthony Azekwoh | #TFOG

  Ẹni tó ńbẹ̀rù àti ṣubú, àti dìde á nira fún un. Whoever is scared of falling, would find it difficult to rise. They never passed up an opportunity to celebrate. These were the gods. They had just won their first victory. Should they not be jolly and revel in their might? Sango sat down […]

Read More 3 Comments

Brittle Paper Launches a New Story Series | Fall of the Gods by Anthony Azekwoh

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new story series titled The Fall of the Gods. It’s a cosmological fantasy. It tells the story of Odion, a troubled teenager who unwittingly gets drawn into a deadly warfare between Yoruba and Igbo gods. Brittle Paper readers are not new to our hit story […]

Read More 5 Comments

Work Naija: The Book of Vocations | Powerful Mixed-Genre Anthology Explores the Idea of Work

Brittle Paper is delighted to bring you Work Naija: The Book of Vocations. It is the second book in the ART NAIJA series, a literary project launched last year to craft concept-based anthologies exploring various aspects of Nigerian life, ideas, and artistic forms. It is also an attempt to put together a collection of exciting […]

Read More 2 Comments

On Psychogeography and the Power of African Languages | Interview with Richard Oduor Oduku, 2017 Brunel Prize Shortlistee | By Gaamangwe Joy Mogami

Weeks ago, we announced that Africa in Dialogue had published an e-book of interviews with the ten poets shortlisted for the 2017 Brunel Poetry Prize. The interviews were conducted by the Website’s editor Gaamangwe Joy Mogami and were published in collaboration with Praxis Magazine. We are republishing a few of them. * Richard Oduor Oduku […]

Read More 0 Comments

Keeping Up With African Writers: Aminatta Forna

  Among writers of her generation, Aminatta Forna belongs in the higher ranks of critical acclaim. With her work translated into sixteen languages, she has been described, by the London Evening Standard, as “arguably the best writer of fiction” “about war and its aftermath.” She has also been praised in similar terms by the judges of […]

Read More 0 Comments

Dear Tete Petina: I Am Not on the Caine Prize Shortlist | By Petina Gappah

Dear Tete Petina, Once again, I am not on the Caine Prize shortlist. My story was the best I have written to date, I was so sure I would get the nod. I am so disappointed that I feel like crying. I am finding it hard to be the bigger person and fight my jealousy […]

Read More 8 Comments

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 precious down time to Netflix and chill. When I mean good novel, I mean juicy story with all levels of dramatic intensity. I wanted to know if Welcome to Lagos […]

Read More 0 Comments

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Goodreads Awards 2017: Vote Chimamanda Adichie’s “Dear Ijeawele” and Nnedi Okorafor’s “Home” in the Final Round

Nnedi-Okorafor BELLA NAIJA

Earlier this month we announced the online voting for Goodreads’ 2017 awards. The first round saw nominations for four authors having massively […]

#AkeFest2017 | Follow Brittle Paper’s Coverage of Ake Arts and Book Festival

ake festival (1)

  Ake Arts and Book Festival is happening in Abeokuta, Nigeria—has been happening since 14 November, to end on 18 […]

Opportunity for Writers and Visual Artists | Apply for the 2017 Artists in Residency Programme

Applications are open for the 2017 Artists in Residency (AIR) programme, an initiative of Africa Centre “seeking high calibre African artists, in […]

South African Literary Awards 2017: All the Winners

The winners of the 2017 South African Literary Awards have been announced. Here they are, with excerpts from their citations. […]

A Mosaic of Little Things | Blessed Abraham | Fiction

1. “Blessed, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “I wan’to be a mummy. So that when […]

Kayo Chingonyi’s Poetry Collection, “Kumukanda,” Is Receiving Praise

Kayo Chingonyi’s poetry draws from music and deals with masculinity and blackness. The Zambian, who is also a musician, is […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.