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Waiting for the 2014 Caine Prize Shortlist

Hard to believe it’s nearly one year since Tope Folarin’s beautiful story won the Caine Prize for African Writing. Folarin’s win made the summer of 2013 so much more interesting. An American born of Nigerian parents, Folarin compelled many in the African literary community to reconsider their assumptions about who counts as an African writer. […]

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“African Homosexual Deamon” — Binyavanga’s Brief Treatise On Demonology

This is not an essay. A few days ago, Kenyan novelist, Wainaina Binyavanga, tweeted a set of remarks he called “a brief scientific history of deamons.”  Aaron Bady of New Inquiry compiled and edited them into what you have here. I can’t honestly say what this is. Really. You just have to read and make of it what […]

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African Literary Scene In A Nutshell: Quotes Of The Month

1. Soyinka and His Darling Dame Soyinka is clearly loving the swirls of controversies forming around things he says online, mostly things that are not literature related. In the quote below, he restates his dislike for Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, calling her a “shepopotamus.” There was the time when I wanted our writers to […]

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“Just Another Story In Adichie’s Mailbox” by Sylvia Ofili

  (Click HERE to read about the literary quarrel that inspired this brilliant parody.)  I know what you are thinking.  Just another story! Of the millions of stories floating around in mailboxes the world over, why should you read me? After all, I’m only on Brittle Paper, not Boston Review or all those other Americanah […]

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Nnedi Okorafor’s LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic

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Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll! Barely two weeks since bagging an Eisner Award, Okarafor wins the coveted Hugo […]

Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction? — Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

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The fifth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! As the literary vlog enters its fifth week, Quayson […]

Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter […]

Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Ghanaian American Playwright Jocelyn Bioh Collaborating on a Disney+ Project

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Wanuri Kahiu will direct the Disney+ film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Once on This Island, reports Hollywood Reporter. Ghanaian-American […]

Treasure is a New Novella by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Calling all fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer! Oyinkan Braithwaite has a new novella out. Titled Treasure, the book […]

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