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The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the classic Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe. The title of the episode is “The Dissolving Center” in which Quayson traces the narrative decentralization of Okonkwo’s household and his status as a cultural representative of […]

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Check Out Mona Eltahawy’s Major New Look!

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American-Egyptian journalist, activist, and feminist Mona Eltahawy has a brand new look. Earlier this year, the author of Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls chopped her signature flaming red locks down to a buzzcut. She shared the new hairdo on Instagram, explaining why: “to say ‘Stay the fuck home so that the most vulnerable […]

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Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama OBE (Open to Black British Writers)

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The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has launched a new scholarship aimed at providing “writers on low-income and/or from communities currently under-represented in publishing” with editorial mentorship and year-long access to TLC’s Chapter and Verse mentorship program. The 2020 scholarship is open exclusively to Black British writers and includes the mentorship of none other than Ellah P. […]

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Two African Writers Featured in Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire's Poetry Featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King Visual Album (1)

Beyoncé’s new visual album Black Is King is making waves, but the exciting part is that there are two African writers at the heart of the project. Warsan Shire’s poetry is featured while Yrsa Daley-Ward is one of the writers of the film. This is the third time that Beyoncé is featuring African writers in […]

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Founder of Modjaji Books Publishes New Memoir on Her Mother’s Final Years

Colleen Higgs, the founder and manager of Modjaji Books, has published a new memoir titled My Mother, My Madness (2020). Published on July 10 by South African publishing company, Deep South, My Mother, My Madness recounts Higgs’s experience caring for her mother in the last ten years of her life. The synopsis reads: A woman reluctantly […]

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What is the Nature of Time in Toni Morrison’s Beloved? — Watch Episode 3 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

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The third episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, Quayson returns for Part 2 of his discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison. Whereas Part 1 discussed the meaning of freedom and slavery from the perspective of Baby Suggs, Part 2 engages the multilayered relationship between time, memory, and regret […]

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Nigerian Poet Wana Udobang Wins Prestigious Writing Residency at the University of Iowa

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  As readers of Brittle Paper well know, Wana Udobang wears many creative hats. She is a poet, writer, journalist, filmmaker, performer and most recently, one of the 30 international writers selected to participate in the 54th International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa. The University of Iowa is home to world famous […]

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Get all the Scoop on Chibundu Onuzo’s Highly Anticipated Third Novel

Among many other reasons that 2021 can’t come soon enough is the publication of Chibundu Onuzo’s third novel. The title of the novel is Sankofa. She announced this in a post on Instagram, also sharing the synopsis of the book: In middle age, after separating from her husband and losing her mother, Anna finds her […]

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Tell Me | Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor | Poetry

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  I slipped through today. When it gets hard, remind me it’s not suicidal to live. Tell me of hope, […]

Broken | Gerald Onyebuchi | Fiction

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In the cool of the evening you met him. At a pub, a corner all by himself, gulping down shots […]

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a software engineer, artist and writer who developed a new system for Igbo writing called the Ńdébé […]

All About Nsah Mala’s Cameroonian Children’s Book Coming Out in Spring 2021

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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