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Apply for the Anaphora Writing Residency for Writers of Color | Visiting Writers Include Chris Abani, Kwame Dawes, Ladan Osman

The Anaphora Writing Residency is a Los Angeles-based program open exclusively to writers of color. This year, the stellar cast of instructors includes Nigerian writer Chris Abani, Ghanaian poet and academic Kwame Dawes, Somali-born artist Ladan Osman , and Ethiopian-Eritrean writer and visual artist Mahtem Shiferraw, among others. The ten-day residency will run from May […]

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The Struggle for Kwani?’s Soul | Isaac Otidi Amuke 

During a June 2019 Heinrich Böll Stiftung memorial event in Berlin, the novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor delivered a moving tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina, who died in Nairobi on 21 May 2019, aged 48. Owuor, whose Binyavanga-edited and Kwani?-published short story “Weight of Whispers” won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003—the year after Binyavanga’s […]

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Submit to the Toyin Falola Prize | Deadline Extended

The Toyin Falola Prize is administered by the literary magazine Lunaris Review. The prize is named after and presented in honor of Toyin Falola, Nigerian historian and distinguished professor of African Studies who has published over 100 books. Submissions are currently being accepted for the inaugural prize. In an email to Brittle Paper, the TFP […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s 2020 North American Book Tour: Dates and Locations | Canceled

British-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo will embark on a book tour across North America from mid-March until early April 2020. North American fans, here’s your chance to catch the Booker Prize-winning writer in person and maybe snag an autograph or selfie! We’ve listed the dates and venue below. If it turns out she’s coming to a […]

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim & Ukamaka Olisakwe Join Masobe Books

Nigerian novelists Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Ukamaka Olisakwe have both joined the Lagos-based publishing house Masobe Books. Founded in 2019, the press has Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, Michael Afenfia, and TJ Benson on its roster. Masobe Books announced on Twitter that it will publish Ibrahim’s second collection of short stories titled Dreams and Assorted […]

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Read an Excerpt from Unoma Azuah’s Embracing My Shadow, Nigeria’s First Memoir About Being Lesbian, Out Today

Unoma Azuah, novelist, poet, academic, curator, and one of Nigeria’s leading LGBTQ rights activists, has her third book coming out today, 1 March. Titled Embracing My Shadow: Growing Up Lesbian in Nigeria and published by Beaten Track, it will be the first memoir by a Nigerian about being lesbian. It comes three years after Chike Frankie […]

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South African Author & Doctor Kopano Matlwa Featured in Bill Gates’ Heroes in the Field Series for Her Work in Fighting Malnutrition in Children

The South African author and doctor Kopano Matlwa got a shoutout from Bill Gates. Her work with undernourished children in South Africa was featured in the American billionaire and philanthropist’s “Heroes in the Field” series, which seeks to highlight the work of ordinary people doing their bit to help humanity. “One in four children under […]

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Photos | Bernardine Evaristo Is the First Guest on the Vogue Talks Series 

Last Tuesday, February 25, Bernardine Evaristo was at Vogue House in London for the launch of the new Vogue Talks series. Following a brief cocktail session, the Booker Prize winner read her fantasy short story, “Star of the Season,” which appeared in the March issue of British Vogue. The story is set in a world […]

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Warscapes Magazine Seeks Video Entries: Open Call: The Corona Notebooks

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Bhakti Shringarpure, Editor-in-Chief of Warscapes magazine and author of Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital, has issued a call for […]

PHOTOS | The Second Asmara Addis Literary Festival in Exile

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The second year of the Asmara Addis Literary Festival in Exile was held from February 27 to February 28, 2020, […]

Is It Still Beautiful? Motherhood and Mental Health During a Pandemic | Ukamaka Olisakwe | Nonfiction

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The only photographs I have on my LG mobile phone are my children’s. They are 17, 15, and 13, and […]

Six Poets Shortlisted for the 2020 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

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Six poets have been shortlisted for the 2020 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Among the list, which is dominated by […]

An Argentinian Crocheter Made a Doll of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. We Interviewed Her.

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Fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie may have heard that earlier this year, she gave a keynote speech at Chile’s Future […]

Tomi Adeyemi Brings Black Girl Magic and Nigerian Excellence to Maison Valentino

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Last week, Italian fashion house Maison Valentino premiered its short film series entitled “In Conversation With” on YouTube featuring Nigerian-American […]

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