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Meet 2018 Brittle Paper Awards Winners at Abantu Book Festival

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The Abantu Book Festival kicks off today, 6 December, and will end on 9 December. Among the festival’s guests are winners and finalists of the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards: Zimbabwean-South African Panashe Chigumadzi, who won our Essays & Think Pieces Award for “History Through the Body or Rights of Desire, Rights of Conquest”; South African Sibongile […]

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#WeLoveBooks | Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia

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2018 has been a rich harvest for African fiction. Just when we thought the year couldn’t yield any more gems, Sulaiman Addonia’s Silence is a Mother Tongue comes out and wows us with one of the most lovable female characters we’ve seen in African fiction this year. Set in an East African refugee camp, the […]

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Nora Roberts Releases Statement on Tomi Adeyemi’s Plagiarism Accusation

Things have taken a different turn since bestselling author Tomi Adeyemi apologized for publicly accusing American literary juggernaut Nora Roberts of plagiarism. Yesterday, we reported that Tomi Adeyemi called out Nora Roberts for what she saw as an unfair use of her title, saying that Roberts was seeking to “shamelessly profit” from her work. Everything […]

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Excerpt #4 | My Sister, the Serial Killer | by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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FLAW   “So, you people share the same father and mother?” “She told you she is my sister.” “But is she your full sister? She looks kinda mixed.” Yinka is really starting to piss me off. The sad thing is that her questions are neither the most obnoxious I have received in my lifetime nor […]

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Tomi Adeyemi Apologizes to Nora Roberts Following Accusations of Unfair Use of Title

Yesterday, on November 27, Nigerian-American fantasy writer Tomi Adeyemi accused American novelist Nora Roberts of what she perceived to be an unfair use of her titled. In March, Adeyemi had published her blockbuster debut novel titled Children of Blood and Bone, which sounds very similar to Nora Roberts’ forthcoming book titled Of Blood and Bone and set for a […]

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The 4 Winners of the 2018 Miles Morland Scholarships

Four writers have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. Cote D’Ivoire’s Edwige Dro and Nigeria’s Kola Tubosun won for nonfiction, and South Africa’s Sibabalwe Masinyana and Zimbabwe’s Siphiwe Ndlovu won for fiction. They were chosen from a shortlist of 20 announced in November, which had itself been chosen from over 550 entries from 27 countries—including […]

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New Book Celebrates Ngugi wa Thiong’o at 80

A new book, Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing, edited by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga, celebrates Kenya’s most prolific writer. Writing about the book, Professor Wachanga, who has also produced Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Micere Mugo’s documentaries, notes that: What we have put together, Ngugi: Reflections on His Life of Writing, is a multifaceted […]

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20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry | New Project Pushes Institutional Boundaries in the Modern African Poetry Landscape

From prizes, publishing houses and festivals to magazines, journals, writers’ development initiatives, grants and blogs, the contemporary literary scene in Africa is, like those in Europe and in the Americas, reliant on institutions willing to push existing boundaries. While the institutions are doing important work, there aren’t many of them as there should be, and collective […]

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Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology Forthcoming in December

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Twelve months after the call for submissions was made in January, we are happy to announce that Erotic Africa: The Sex […]

Photos from the 2nd Edition of the Write With Style Workshop in Lagos

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The second edition of Oris Aigbokhaevbolo’s Write with Style Workshop took place in Ikeja, Lagos on 24 and 25 November […]

At the Purple Hibiscus Trust Workshop | Clementine Ewokolo-Burnley

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There is water everywhere, a skyline, tall buildings, twinkling lights, pleasure craft behind locked gates. Leaning back in the taxi, […]

The Longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize Announced

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The longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize is out. The prizes provide opportunities for African writers and illustrators to […]

PHOTOS | Bambooks Limited Launches Mobile Reading App and Announces Monthly Subscription Service

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There is a myth that says Africans do not read and if you want to hide something from them put […]

Africa in Dialogue Publishes Interview e-Book with 2017 Brittle Paper Awards Winners: Sisonke Msimang, Hawa Golakai, JK Anowe, Megan Ross, Chibuihe Achimba

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Leading interview magazine Africa in Dialogue has published an e-book of interviews with the winners of the 2017 Brittle Paper Awards. […]

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