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WATCH | Feyisayo Anjorin’s Novel, Kasali’s Africa, Has Book Trailers

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Feyisayo Anjorin’s new novel Kasali’s Africa has a book trailer. A book trailer does what a film trailer does: offer the reader visual engagement with, or a visual representation of, the book’s story. The book trailer came about as a clever marketing and publicity tactic to hook readers and potential book buyers. In these ones […]

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Writing in Migration | Photos from the Festival of African Writers in Berlin

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Last month, the Nigerian-German novelist Olumide Popoola, author of When We Speak of Nothing, curated a star-studded festival of African writers in Berlin. The event, held from 26–28 April at Kino Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 3010178, Berlin, was themed “Writing in Migration” and was presented by the literary agency InterKontinental. It was sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Berlin’s Senate Department for […]

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EVENT | Poets In Nigeria 2018 NSPP Awards Ceremony at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu

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Poets in Nigeria (PIN), which runs the Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize (NSPP), will be holding its 2018 Awards Ceremony at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, on 24 May 2018. The university is the sponsor of the 2018 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. In an email to Brittle Paper, PIN president Eriata Oribhabor explained that the 2018 Nigerian […]

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The 5 Writers Shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize

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The shortlist for the 2018 Caine Prize has been announced. The Caine Prize is awarded to the best 3,000-10,000-word short story by an African writer. The 2017 prize was awarded to Sudanese poet Bushra al-Fadil for his “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away.” Here are the five writers, their shortlisted stories, and the magazines […]

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Is the 2018 Recipient of the Michael Elliot Award for Journalism

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the 2018 recipient of the Michael Elliot Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. He won the Award for his report in Granta titled “All That Was Familiar.” Brittle Paper covered the publication of the story in May 2017. It focuses on the lives of women who, after being kidnapped by Boko […]

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Kayo Chingonyi’s Kumukanda Honoured with the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize

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Late last year, we brought news of the remarkable acclaim garnered by Zambian-British poet Kayo Chingonyi’s poetry collection Kumukanda, which explores black masculinity as well as references pop culture, and further covered the dance video created by the poems. Now the collection has been awarded the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize. Chingonyi, reports The Guardian, is […]

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Naivo’s Beyond The Rice Fields Is the First Novel from Madagascar to be Translated into English

The opening up of the African literary scene—the inter-lingual communion of its Indigenous, Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone literatures—remains in progress. Each year, a step forward is taken. In 2017, Abdulai Sila’s The Ultimate Tragedy became the first novel from Guinea-Bissau to be translated into English. Earlier this year, Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda became the first English-language novel by a woman […]

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Opportunity for Writers | Submit to Dwart Magazine’s 6th Issue

Dwartonline magazine is seeking submissions to its 6th issue, due to be published in July 2018. Submissions are open for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, art and photography. Their reading for Issue 6 will last from April 1 – June 1, 2018. In an email to Brittle Paper, its editor Wale Ayinla explained: We are looking for original and […]

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This Essay Collection is a South Africa-Inspired Feminist Anthem for All Women

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In the era of #metoo and #timesup, we are, more than ever before, in need of writing that deepens our […]

WATCH | Feyisayo Anjorin’s Novel, Kasali’s Africa, Has Book Trailers

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Feyisayo Anjorin’s new novel Kasali’s Africa has a book trailer. A book trailer does what a film trailer does: offer […]

Writing in Migration | Photos from the Festival of African Writers in Berlin

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Last month, the Nigerian-German novelist Olumide Popoola, author of When We Speak of Nothing, curated a star-studded festival of African writers in […]

In Poetry: Prizes and Politics | Ebenezer Agu

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Right after the Brunel International African Poetry Prize released its 2018 shortlist, a friend walked into my Facebook inbox to […]

EVENT | Poets In Nigeria 2018 NSPP Awards Ceremony at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu

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Poets in Nigeria (PIN), which runs the Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize (NSPP), will be holding its 2018 Awards Ceremony at […]

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