Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."
Archive | Lit Scene RSS feed for this section

Dark Juices and Afrodisiacs: Erotic Diaries Vol I | HOLAAfrica, Bel South & GALA Archives Collaborate on Sensual Anthology of Queer Desire

Dark Juices and Afrodisiacs: Erotic Diaries Vol I is a collaboration anthology by HOLAAfrica, the curator Bel South, and GALA Archives. The following press release is by the anthology team members Tiffany Mugo & Bel South.  * What does queer desire look like? What is it to lust and love on the margins? The questions above are not […]

Read More 0 Comments

For the Novel’s 10th Anniversary, Cassava Republic Is Reissuing Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Three Million-Selling In Dependence

Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s debut novel In Dependence was published in 2009 by Cassava Republic Press and has since sold more than three million copies in Nigeria. To mark the novel’s 10th anniversary, Cassava Republic will be reissuing it on 14 May 2019. Here is a synopsis: It is the early-sixties when a young Tayo Ajayi sails […]

Read More 0 Comments

Saraba at 10: A Guide to the Magazine’s 30 Issues, Poetry Chapbooks, and Supplements

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Saraba Magazine recently made all of its back issues available. This comprises 30 releases: 22 main issues, five individual poetry chapbook releases, and three special supplement issues. Here are descriptions of each release from Saraba‘s website. Issue 1: Family Our inaugural issue. Guest-edited by Jumoke Verissimo, the Family issue […]

Read More 0 Comments

Children of Blood and Bone Film Gets Rick Famuyiwa as Director

Fox 2000’s film adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha, the first novel in her YA trilogy which attracted a million dollar advance, spent 25 consecutive weeks on The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List, and was featured on a segment by Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, has gotten a director: Rick Famuyiwa. […]

Read More 0 Comments

Saraba Magazine Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Free Back Issues, Book Giveaways, and Editors’ Love Letters

Ten days ago, on 15 February 2019, Saraba Magazine turned ten. As part of its anniversary celebration, the magazine has made its back issues available, given away books to its Nigerian readers, and its editors have written “love letters” about their inspirational journey. Founded in 2009 by the Nigerian writers Emmanuel Iduma, author of A Stranger’s […]

Read More 0 Comments

Chika Unigwe Calls Out Seun Kuti for Ignorant Comments on African Women and Feminism

The long struggle of Nigerian entertainers with gender expectations, and in particular what feminism actually is, is well documented. From WizKid threatening to send his 16-year-old cousin to beat up Linda Ikeji to Davido recently body-shaming (and apologizing to) a young woman who questioned his political motivations, from Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s “I don’t believe God made […]

Read More 2 Comments

Cassava Republic Shortlisted for Small Press of the Year at the British Book Awards

UK-based Nigerian publishing company Cassava Republic has been shortlisted for the British Book Awards’ inaugural Small Press of the Year recognition. The award, sponsored by CPI Group, was “launched to celebrate the innovative and nimble publishers making names for themselves outside the mainstream.” Among the 41 presses shortlisted across the award’s nine regional and country […]

Read More 0 Comments

Chigozie Obioma Treats Madison to An Orchestra

As part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, Chigozie Obioma was in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 6, 2019 to discuss his latest offering, An Orchestra of Minorities. The Wisconsin Book Festival is an annual celebration of literary creativity in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival hosts writers every year and draws people from neighboring Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, and […]

Read More 0 Comments

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Gerald Kraak Prize Anthology, Trifonia Melibea Obono, Uzodinma Iweala Shortlisted for the 2019 LAMBDA Literary Awards

lamda awards 2019

Four books by Africans have been shortlisted for the 2019 LAMBDA Literary Awards for literature about LGBTQI+ people. Equatoguinean writer […]

Praxis Magazine Announces Seven Poetry Chapbooks for Its 2019-20 Publication Series

praxis chapbook series graph

Praxis magazine has selected seven poetry chapbooks for its 2019-20 publication series. The announcement, made on its website, included submissions from […]

Poetry Collective & Press Konya Shamsrumi Gets New Columnist-Bloggers in Tafirenyika, Anena, Grieder, Gatawa, and Sabuke

konya shamsrumi

The poetry collective and press Konya Shamsrumi (KSR) has announced new columnist-bloggers for its website. They are: Tinashe Tafirenyika, the two-time National Arts Merit […]

Chigozie Obioma, New Daughters of Africa Contributors, to Headline the 2019 Africa Writes Festival

africa writes 2019

Three conversations—with the Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma, with the contributors to New Daughters of Africa anthology, and one on poetry—will […]

#PoetryTalk | I Write Outside the Margins: Interview with Adura Ojo

Bisi Adjapon ebony reign (2)

In this edition of #PoetryTalk, Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike chats with Adura Ojo about her writing. In the interview, she talks […]

Professor Kwame Dawes Awarded $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize, Alongside Seven Others

kwame dawes - dailynebraskan

Professor Kwame Dawes is among the eight recipients of the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prizes, which, at $165,000 for each winner, is one of the […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.