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Teju Cole’s New Book Blind Spot is a “Multi-media Diary”

Dear Teju Cole fans hoping that his next book would be fiction, you’ll have to wait a little while longer. The author announced on Facebook that he has a new book coming out, and it is not fiction. Well, it’s the next best thing. A picture book! The book is titled Blind Spot and set for a […]

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Art Naija Series Vol. 1 | Enter Naija: The Book of Places | Anthology Marks Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary

A group of writers are celebrating Nigeria’s independence day in the best way possible. They’ve put together an anthology titled Enter Naija: The Book of Places. It is a powerful literary project that reflects on the idea of Nigeria in terms of space and place. The collection of stories, poetry, non-fiction pieces, and photography focus on a specific […]

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“I’m so emotionally exhausted by the murders” | Adichie on Police Killings in the US

Chimamanda Adichie was interviewed during the Washington Ideas Forum last week. Ifemelu’s blogposts on race in America came up. The interviewer wanted to know how Ifemelu, one of Adichie’s most iconic fictional characters, would respond to the heightening racial tension in American society due, in part, to the recent cases of police killings. Adichie uses the question […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Apply for the Morland Writing Scholarship

Do you need time to finish up a fiction manuscript or to do research for a non-fiction project? Then this award is for you. The Miles Morland Foundation awards African writers a one-year stipend that allows them to make out time to finish a piece of work. Last year, the winners in the fiction category received ₤18,000 while […]

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Opportunity in African Publishing | Wasafari Magazine is Hiring | August 1 Deadline

London-based Brittlers! We found an opportunity we’d like to call to your attention. Wasafiri Magazine offers global literary content that includes Africa-related writing. They are looking for a Deputy Editor, and we’d love it to be you, if working for a magazine is one of your professional dreams. Deadline is August 1. See below to find out how […]

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Two Announcements Later, Chika Unigwe Brightens Our 2016

2016 has been a rather dark and gloomy year, to say the least. Tragic news of loss and violence seems to be the mainstay of our social media timelines. While it is important to pay attention to these unfortunate happenings around the world and to canvass for change, we also want to hold on to happy news when […]

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Why We are Celebrating Ggbenga Adesina’s Poem in New York Times Magazine

Gbenga Adesina first came under our radar in 2014 when he submitted a poem titled “Rediscovery,” a beautiful piece that we went on to publish. He continued writing and getting his work out there in various platforms. As it happens for hardworking and talented writers, Adesina is finally on the road to the success of which […]

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Read the Top Five Selections for the I ❤️ African Literature Writing Contest

When we announced the I ❤️ African Literature writing contest two weeks ago, we honestly did not know what to expect. The idea was to celebrate our 6th year anniversary by having readers profess their love for African literature. The question on our minds was whether readers would find the topic inspiring enough to participate in the […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Ayesha Harruna Attah

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Over the course of Brittle Paper‘s #WeTurnToBooks series, we’ve had eye-opening conversations on Instagram Live with hugely popular novelists like […]

Booker Prize Foundation Cuts Ties with Baroness Nicholson Over Transphobia Accusations

Booker Prize Foundation Baroness Nicholson

On June 24, 2020, The Booker Prize Foundation released a statement announcing the removal of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne as […]

Don’t Miss the BIGSAS Festival of African & African-Diasporic Literatures Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Véronique Tadjo, Achille Mbembe and Many More

BIGSAS Festival of African & African-Diasporic Literatures

This year’s BIGSAS Festival of African and African Literature will take place on July 3 & 4 via live stream […]

What’s Cooking? Novelist Alain Mabanckou Turns Instagram Chef

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You might know Alain Mabanckou as arguably the best dressed African novelist and the author of classics like Broken Glass […]

I No Fit Breathe | Nigerian Pidgin English Poetry | Elizabeth Oshuare Ombor-Pereowei

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  (As we take remember our broda, George Floyd) I go buy sometin for area wey I dey stay. The […]

Eloghosa Osunde’s Debut Novel Vagabonds Will Be Published in 2021 by Riverhead Books

Eloghosa Osunde Debut Novel Vagabonds Published in 2021 by Riverhead Books (1)

Nigerian writer Eloghosa Osunde’s debut novel Vagabonds will be published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, in 2021. […]

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