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Photos | Happy Birthday to Ainehi Edoro, Founder and Editor of Brittle Paper

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One evening in mid-2010, in her apartment in Chicago, Ainehi Edoro, then a PhD student at Duke University, looked up at her husband and mentioned that she was starting a blog. On August 1 of that year, she made her first post, a 264-word reflection on reading and coffee in a cafe. “Now think of […]

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Ayobami Adebayo Honoured at The Future Awards, Alongside WizKid, Davido and Anthony Joshua

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Ayobami Adebayo, author of the Baileys Prize-shortlisted novel Stay with Me, has been honoured at the 2017 The Future Awards, receiving The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture. Also honoured at the Lagos ceremony were: Davido, who received The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music; Anthony Joshua, who received The Future Awards Africa Prize […]

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The Caine Prize Pays Tribute to Former Council Member Angeline Kamba

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The Caine Prize has published a tribute to Dr Angeline Kamba, former member of the prize’s council, who passed on in September of this year at age 81. Wife to the first black Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Walter Kamba, Dr Angeline Kamba is known to have played an important role in the success of […]

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The Short Story Is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Prize Awarded to Nigeria’s Mary Ononokpono

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The 2017 The Short Story Is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Prize has been awarded to Nigeria’s Mary Ononokpono—winner of the Golden Baobab Prize and two-time finalist for the Miles Morland Scholarship. Nigeria’s Osemegbe Aito and Zimbabwe’s Tina Chiwashira placed second and third respectively. The Short Story Is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Prize […]

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Lesley Nneka Arimah, Ayobami Adebayo Lead the 2017 9Mobile Prize for Literature Longlist

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The 9Mobile Prize for Literature has announced its 2017 longlist. Founded in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the £15,000 award is the first pan-African literary prize created to honour only debut books of fiction—novels or short story collections. Here are the chosen titles. What It Means When a Man Falls Down from the […]

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Camerounian Author Patrice Nganang Arrested for Criticizing the President

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Patrice Nganyang, a Camerounian author and professor of literature at New York University, has been arrested for criticizing the country’s president, Paul Biya. The Daily Mail reports that he was “arrested at the airport as he tried to fly to Zimbabwe a day after publishing an opinion piece sharply critical of Cameroon’s president.” Nganang was […]

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Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award 2018: Fatin Abbas Wins, Efemia Chela Shortlisted

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Sudan’s Fatin Abbas, winner of a 2015 Miles Morland Scholarship, is one of four writers to receive a 2018 Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award. The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award “gives its recipients full or partial funding to attend the next Retreat, which will take place April 11 to 15, 2018 in Reykjavik.” The winners […]

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Saraba Editor Emmanuel Iduma Profiled in Africa Is a Country, Awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant

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The Nigerian novelist Emmanuel Iduma, fresh from being profiled by Africa Is a Country following the publication of the first print issue of Saraba magazine which he edits, has been awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant “supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art” with funds […]

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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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Photos | Happy Birthday to Ainehi Edoro, Founder and Editor of Brittle Paper

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One evening in mid-2010, in her apartment in Chicago, Ainehi Edoro, then a PhD student at Duke University, looked up […]

Lola Shoneyin is a Cover Star on Guardian Life Magazine

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It’s almost two years since Uzodinma Iweala, author of Beast of No Nation, graced the cover of Guardian Life Magazine, […]

Uzodinma Iweala Unveils Official Author Photos In Advance of His New Novel’s Release

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Uzodinma Iweala unveils official author photographs ahead of the March 2018 release of his highly-anticipated novel, Speak No Evil. While […]

Luvvie Ajayi Spectacularly Demystifies the Fear of Telling Truth to Power

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  If don’t know Luvvie Ajayi, it’s a sign that you are reading way too many African fiction and not […]

The Chimamanda Adichie Guide to Becoming a Fashion Icon

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Fashion and style have traditionally being the cultural domain of pop-stars. It’s a sphere of influence that public intellectuals have […]

Ayobami Adebayo Honoured at The Future Awards, Alongside WizKid, Davido and Anthony Joshua

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Ayobami Adebayo, author of the Baileys Prize-shortlisted novel Stay with Me, has been honoured at the 2017 The Future Awards, […]

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