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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 Nnedi Okorafor and Kiru Taye, literary scholars like Jeanne Marie Jackson-Awotwi and Ato Quayson, genre-crossing writers like Mukoma wa Ngũgĩ and Chibundu Onuzo, as well as masters of the short story form like E.C. Osondu […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

What is the responsibility of a writer from a region that is underrepresented both within the archive of Anglophone African and world literature? And what is the responsibility of a reader when approaching works from such regions? These were the questions which framed our #WeTurnToBooks conversation with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Ibrahim is the author of […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Kiru Taye

“Why aren’t there Africans in these stories falling in love and being happy in love?” This was a question that Kiru Taye had asked herself as she was reading works by authors like Buchi Emecheta. Wondering about the constant portrayal of “miserable” Africans and lack of “joy” in such books eventually led Taye to begin […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Nnedi Okorafor

Three cheers for Nnedi Okorafor, who kicked off the second installment of our #WeTurnToBooks series! Brittle Paper‘s #WeTurnToBooks series is an initiative that takes advantage of Instagram Live to help connect authors with readers in spite of the current global lockdown. The first installment revolved around the question of what literature can do for us […]

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#WeTurnToBooks Returns! Catch Nnedi Okorafor, Kiru Taye, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, & Ayesha Harruna Attah Live on Instagram

Hey Brittle Paper readers and followers! We’re excited to announce the second installment of our #WeTurnToBooks series on Instagram Live, happening throughout the month of June. Our line-up this time around includes Nnedi Okorafor, Kiru Taye, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, and Ayesha Harruna Attah — all authors who have recently published a new book, or have […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Chibundu Onuzo

What is that angelic voice we hear? Why, that’s Chibundu Onuzo singing! Our last guest for Brittle Paper‘s Instagram Live series #WeTurnToBooks was none other than the multi-talented Chibundu Onuzo. Onuzo is the author of two novels: The Spider King’s Daughter (2012), which won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | E.C. Osondu

“There is this virus that we can’t even see that is shaped like a crown, but instead of crowning people, it’s not coming with any kind of glory, it’s coming with death, and it’s killing people all over the world.” This wry observation, among others, filled our conversation with E.C. Osondu — the fourth chat […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Ato Quayson

Professor Ato Quayson, in the house! For the third installment of our Instagram Live Series, #WeTurnToBooks, we were honored to host the wonderful Ato Quayson. Quayson is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2019 was elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He is […]

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Apply for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarship | £27,000 for Nonfiction, £18,000 Fiction

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarships. The awards offer a fiction […]

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The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity _ Here is How to Nominate Someone

Nominations for The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity is officially open. The new prize, co-presented by digital media platform […]

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This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria _ Chude Jideonwo (2)

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month​—​a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity […]

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