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Since 2016, we have exclusively published 11 anthologies of new fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, photography, and visual art featuring writers across the African continent. These projects have seen us collaborate with independent collectives and initiatives as well as individual creatives—14, the Art Naija Series, the Afro Anthology Series, and 20.35 Africa Poetry, all of whom curated the projects and own copyrights to them—which deepens Brittle Paper‘s commitment to nurturing and creating a platform for new African voices.

Gossamer: Valentine Stories

February 2016.

Edited by Nonso Anyanwu. Introduction by Toni Kan.

Gossamer: Valentine Stories collects flash fiction themed around love.

Contributors: Sotonye Dan, Arinze Ifeakandu, Nonso Franklyn Anyanwu, Sibbyl Whyte, Nze Sylva Ifedigbo, Somi Ekhasomhi, Otosirieze Obi-Young, Kingsley Okechukwu, Lexi Akpan, Patience Dogho, TJ Benson, Okwudili Nebeolisa, Socrates Mbamalu.

Enter Naija: The Book of Places

October 2016.

Edited by Otosirieze Obi-Young. Introduction by Ikhide R. Ikheloa.

Enter Naija: The Book of Places is the first anthology in the Art Naija Series, a series of e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. It features creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, photography, and visual art focused on cities in Nigeria.

Contributors: Arinze Ifeakandu, Socrates Mbamalu, Joseph Bilabi, Osinachi, Amaka Jovita Ezeuchu, D.E. Benson, Osinachi, Nonso Anyanwu, Joseph Bilabi, Sotonye Dan, Bura-Bari Nwilo, Joseph Bilabi, Chigaemezu Ernest Ohia, IfiokAbasi Okop, Chigaemezu Ernest Ohia, Bura-Bari Nwilo, Iduehe A. Udom, Otosirieze Obi-Young, Daniel C. Ulonnam, Amatesiro Dore, Osinachi, Olutayo Anuoluwapo Aina, Okafor Ugochi Winnie, Nzube Ifechukwu, Chisom Okafor, Olisaemeka Gerald, Michael E. Umoh, Chizaram Ilodianya, Ebenezer Peters, Chigaemezu Ernest Ohia, Chidinma Okoronkwo, Chibuike Ogbonnaya, Henry U. Ikenna, Aluka Igbokwe, Chidimma Nwabueze, Kasiemobi Ibeh, Akintunde Aiki, Olanrewaju Tajudeen, Basit Jamiu, Kelechi Ezeigwe, Otosirieze Obi-Young, Olanrewaju Tajudeen, John “Lighthouse” Oyewale, Omoya Yinka Simult.

14: We Are Flowers

January 2017.

Edited by 14. Introduction by Binyavanga Wainaina.

We Are Flowers is the first anthology by Nigerian LGBTQI art collective 14. It features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and visual art.

Contributors: Absalom, Amatesiro Dore, Ayaòbàtálá, Chibụìhé Obi, Chike Frankie Edozien, Chisom Okafor, Deji Payne, Egho Dandelion, Ice, Ifedimma Osakwe, Irisy n ‘C, Jay Rechsteiner, Karanja Nzisa, Kelechi Ezeigwe, Neec, Nnanna Ikpo, Nzeogwu, Ojo Ogbom, Osinachi, Pink Panther, Pogay, Rapum Kambili, Romeo Oriogun, Salimah Valiani.

 

Love Stories from Africa

February 2017.

Edited by Nonso Anyanwu. Introduction by Helon Habila.

Love Stories from Africa collects flash fiction by 36 writers across the continent.

Contributors: Basit Jamiu, Acan Innocent Immaculate, Nonso Anyanwu, Ada-Chioma Ezeano, Howard M-B Maximus, Somi Ekhasomhi, Troy Onyango, Frances Ogamba, Joe Okonkwo, Brigitte Poirson, Yule Mbois Mndialala, Tochi Eze, Otosirieze Obi-Young, Andanjay Wobanda, Moso Victor Sematlane, Sibbyl Whyte (Onyeocha), Michael E. Umoh, Maureen Wambui, Carey Baraka, Ciru Njuguna, Eric Atie, Hajara Hussaini Ashara, Jacob Katumusiime, Amanda Madunere, Chukwuebuka Ibeh, Monique Kwachou, Ebenezer Agu, Wairimu Mwangi, Douglas Obinna Osuala, Jennifer Chinenye Emelife, Agogho Franklin, Deborah Oluniran, Innocent Chizaram Ilo, Mbasughun Ukpi, Kingsley Okechukwu.

A Mosaic of Torn Places

May 2017.

Compiled by Emitomo Tobi Nimisire. Edited by Dami Lare. Introduction by Immanuel James Ibe Iwuanyanwu.

Contributors: Munachim Amah, Dhee Sylvester, Emitomo Tobi Nimisire, Faderera Olaretan, Adams Adeosun, Dami Lare, Joe Aito, Ife Olujuyigbe, Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke, and Collins Prime.

Work Naija: The Book of Vocations

June 2017.

Edited by Otosirieze Obi-Young. Introduction by Rotimi Babatunde.

Work Naija: The Book of Vocations is the second anthology in the Art Naija Series, a series of e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. It features creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, photography, and visual art focused on professions in Nigeria.

Contributors: Ada Chioma Ezeano, Frances Ogamba, Chisom Okafor, John “Lighthouse” Oyewale, TJ Benson, Anthony Nonso Dim, Oluwatomilola K. Boyinde, Michael E. Umoh, Osinachi, Gbolahan Badmus, Michael E. Umoh, Sibbyl Whyte, Romeo Oriogun, Ife Olujuyigbe, Oluwatomilola Boyinde, Osinachi, Otosirieze Obi-Young, Okwudili Nebeolisa, Tochi Eze, Oluwatomilola K. Boyinde, Jennifer Emelife, Umar Turaki, Abdulrahim Hussani, Arinze Ifeakandu, Oluwatomilola Boyinde, Joshua Omena.

14: The Inward Gaze

January 2018.

Edited by 14. Snippets by Taiye Selasi and Gbenga Adesina.

The Inward Gaze is the second anthology by Nigerian LGBTQI art collective 14. It features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and visual art.

Contributors: Unoma Azuah, Chinthu Udayarajan, Onwubiko Chidozie, Chisom Okafor, Ebenezer Agu, Sajid Ahsan Dipra, Akola Thompson, Karen Jennings, Kiprop Kimutai, Louis, Cisi Eze, Arinze Ifeakandu, Erhu Amreyan, Otosirieze, IBK, Chike Frankie Edozien, Troy Onyango, Chukwudi Eternal Udoye, Mal Muga, Patrick Chuka, Ibukun Ayobami, Osinachi.

Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction

February 2018.

Curated by Basit Jamiu. Edited by Emmanuel Dairo and Uzoma Ihejirika. Introduction by Otosirieze Obi-Young.

Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction is the first in the Afro Anthology Series. It features only creative nonfiction from across Africa, the first independent project to do so.

Contributors: Sibongile Fisher, TJ Benson, Sada Malumfashi, Alithnayn Abdulkareem, Ama Asantewa Diaka, Gbolahan Badmus, Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu, Howard M-B Maximus, Innocent Acan Immaculate, Kenechi Uzor, Qamarun Nisa, Umar Turaki.

20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry

November 2018.

Curated by Ebenezer Agu, D. E. Benson, Gbenga Adeoba, and Chisom Okafor. Guest-edited by Safia Elhillo and Gbenga Adesina.

20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry collects work by established and emerging poets of the new generation.

Contributors: Liyou Libsekal, Romeo Oriogun, Yasmin Belkhyr, J. K. Anowe, Karen Jennings, Lilian Aujo, Ejiofor Ugwu, Alexis Teyie, Ashley Makue, Cheswayo Mphanza, Afua Ansong, Kechi Nomu, Lydia Kasese, Michelle Angwenyi, Gloria Kiconco, Thato Chuma, Nica Cornell, Akpa Arinze, Claudia Owusu, Daad Sharfi, Malak El-Quessny, Aremu Adebisi, Dorothy Kigen, Tariro Ndoro, Yaa Asantewa, Salawau Olajide, Nkateko Masinga, Tryphena Yeboah, Olatunde Osinaike, Sarah Godsell, Victor Ugwu, Victoria Adukwei Bulley.

Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology 

December 2018.

Edited by Sibbyl White.

Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology collects fiction centered on the erotic.

Contributors: Chibuihe Obi, Joyce Nawiri, Kwoh .B. Elonge, Alvin Kathembe, Bryan Okwesili, Michael Larri, Eudiah Kamonjo, Anthony Madukwe, Osinachi, Savannah Mafia, Blessing Nwodo, DT Harry, Ernest Ogunyemi, Erhu Amreyan, Bubbllinna, Precious C.K., Jerry Edo, Shammah Godoz, Hussani Abdulrahim, Alithnayn Abdulkareem, Kaodilichi Ogamba, Raphael d’Abdon, Filemon Iiyambo.

Go the Way Your Blood Beats: New Short Fiction from Africa

April 2019.

Edited by Anathi Jongilanga. Introduction by Diriye Osman.

Go the Way Your Blood Beats: New Short Fiction from Africa collects stories centered on queer lives in Southern Africa.

Contributors: Odah Brian, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Tsholofelo Wesi, Mercy Wandera, Fiske Serah Nyirongo, Riley Hlatshwayo, Penninah Wanjiru, Dennis Mugaa, Thato Patrick Tsotetsi, Karin Henriques, and Agajem Jemima Japhet.

The Year of Free Birds: Stories Featuring Visually Impaired Protagonists

Forthcoming in September 2019.

Curated by Basit Jamiu. Edited by Maneo Mohale and Uzoma Ihejirika. Introduction by Lizzy Attree.

The Year of Free Birds: Stories Featuring Visually Impaired Protagonists is the second in the Afro Anthology Series. It collects stories that center visually impaired characters.

Contributors: Manu Herbstein, Ahmed Maiwada, Jason Mykl Snyman, Prosper Makara.

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