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When You Are Writing, You Are God & Other Lessons | by Lesley Agams | A Farafina Workshop Memoir

When you are writing, you are God. —Aslak Sira Myhre June 21 – Day One “Tell us one thing you like and one thing you dislike?” she said. I lied. I said I liked history, art and culture. Actually I like sex, loud music and dim smokey bars. But I wasn’t ready to say that […]

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Two Brittle Paper Writers To Participate in 2016 Farafina Workshop

The list of participants for this year’s Farafina Creative Writing Workshop was released last week and Brittle Paper is delighted to share that two of our very own writers, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Nnamdi Anyadu made it! Brittle Paper is a growing, supportive community for writers. Once you publish your work with us, you become family. We stand […]

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The List is Out! | Congrats to the 2016 Farafina Workshop Participants

If you were selected to attend the 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, you probably spent the weekend celebrating. Congratulations! For a preview of the amazing experience you’re about to have, check out all the fun photos from last year’s workshop HERE. Read Eloghosa Osunde’s and Akwaeke Emezi’s post-workshop memoirs here and here. In April, we announced that entries […]

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BBC Apologises to Bernardine Evaristo Over Presenter’s “Another Author” Reference, Following Twitter Backlash

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Last night, the BBC was at the receiving end of a storm on Twitter when a presenter failed to name […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Fiction: Meet The 5 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Essays & Think Pieces: Meet The 5 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, […]

The Voices I Overcame To Write Silence Is My Mother Tongue | Sulaiman Addonia

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“Do you not want to ever see me again?” my mother said to me on the phone one day in […]

Video & Photos | Echezonachukwu Nduka’s Performance & Public Lecture on African Pianism at Gateway Playhouse, New Jersey

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The poet-pianist Echezonachukwu Nduka, author of the collection Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts (2018), has been offering a reinterpretation of African […]

Tejumola Olaniyan, Eminent Professor of English and African Cultural Studies, Dies at 60

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Tejumola Olaniyan, eminent professor of English and African literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died of heart failure in Madison, […]

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