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Meeting Adichie Inspired Her to Write Stories About Benin City | Interview with Dianah Aigiomawu | by Ainehi Edoro

Dianah Aigiomawu’s story should be an inspiration to all aspiring writers out there. A few weeks ago, she had no book to her name. She shared excerpts of story drafts on Facebook and on her blog Dianah’s Place. That was about it. Today Aigiomawu is the author of a fine collection of stories titled We […]

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What Biafra Taught Me | Interview with Catherine Onyemelukwe | by Ainehi Edoro

In 1962, Catherine arrived in Lagos as a Peace Corp volunteer. She was a bright-eyed young woman, recently graduated from university and eager to make a difference in the world. She’d studied German at the University and had been assigned to teach it to secondary school students in Nigeria.  A couple of years later, she […]

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Nine, Ten, Eleven | by Princewill McDaniels | African Flash Fiction

His Blackberry phone gave a loud cry and the battery bar went red, glaring like a deep wound. “Ahhh! Not again!” Tares gnashed his teeth at the thought of another trip to the Cafe to charge his phone for the fourth time today. He grabbed his grey sleeveless top and reached for his charger. “And […]

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Interview | David Evans Discusses the Passion Behind His 300+ Amazon Book Reviews

David Evans is a friend and a fan of Brittle Paper, so we’ve always known that he loves to read. We just didn’t know how much of a super-reader he was until we stumbled upon his 300+ Amazon book reviews.  Evans takes time out of this busy life as an economist, a husband, and a father […]

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Nothing, Everything | Niyi Ademoroti | Fiction

Our housemaid is a constantly brooding fourteen year old Togolese named Joy. I call her NE. Forever distracted, always looking out the window and never hearing when she’s called. When I ask her: —NE, what’s on your mind? She answers: —Nothing. When I ask her: —NE, what’s good? She answers: —Everything. Joy works like a […]

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Interview | Alice Curry on Addressing Diversity in Children’s Book Publishing

According to a New York Times article, “of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about about black people.” As bad as this sounds, it gets worse when we think of diversity beyond race. In the global literary market today, children’s books featuring Africans or exploring Islam are hard to find.  This is why Alice […]

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Interview | Emmanuel Iduma on Saraba’s Newly Launched Manuscript Award

In August, we brought you news about the Saraba Manuscript Award—an exciting publishing opportunity open to Nigerian writers.  [click here if you missed it] In order to “promote writers at the earliest stages of their career,” Saraba Magazine is offering 500 dollars, plus a publishing deal for fiction and non-fiction works. Application is currently open until […]

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Interview | Eghosa Imasuen Talks Nigerian Publishing Industry & Obasanjo’s Memoirs | by Kola Tubosun

Eghosa Imasuen is the C.O.O at Farafina-Kachifo, one of Africa’s top publishing houses. He is the author of To Saint Patrick and Fine Boys. He is also a medical doctor. Last year, Farafina published the memoirs of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The book was subsequently banned and only recently released.   In this interview, I talk to Imasuen […]

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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.

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Zambian poet Kayo Chingonyi’s first full-length collection, Kumukanda, is receiving praise. The Guardian has hailed its “lyrical elegance” and “many […]

Photos | Nommo Awards 2017: How Africa’s First Ever Speculative Fiction Awards Ceremony Happened

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The announcement of the winners of the inaugural Nommo Awards took place at the ongoing 2017 Ake Arts and Book […]

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

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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

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  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. […]

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