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Wow…Adichie Gets VERY Candid | What Elnathan Did was Immoral, She Says

You’ll recall that one of the biggest controversies in the African literary community involved Chimamanda Adichie and Nigerian blogger, Elnathan John. (click here if you missed it.) In an interview with the American blogger, Aaron Bady, Adichie referred to Elnathan as “one of my boys.” He fired back with a set of tweets accusing Adichie of being […]

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Maillu Accuses Ngugi of Intellectual Prostitution

David Maillu, a Kenyan genre fiction writer, calls Ngugi wa Thiongo out for living and working in America. Ngugi was forced to flee Kenya following his release from prison in the late 70s. {click here to learn more about his imprisonment.} He has since lived and taught in the US. Like Soyinka and Nadine Gordimer, I’ve […]

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Caine Prizes and Poverty Pornstars — Bulawayo Takes Swipe At Habila

A few days ago, Zimbabwean author, Noviolet Bulawayo, writes on her Facebook wall: Today I woke up to some South African love, and it’s very meaningful to me, for obvious reasons. I am remembering that my very first published story was by Munyori journal, and it meant a lot to have that Zim and African […]

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The Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

Brittle Paper's Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

The year 2019 was full. While it is gone, its books are not. In December, we released our list of […]

The Caine Prize Enters Major 3-Year Partnership with The AKO Foundation, Becomes The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

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PRESS RELEASE: The AKO Foundation Offers Major Support to The Caine Prize for African Writing London, 29 January 2020 – […]

Apply to Be Logistics Manager for Book Buzz Foundation, Ake Festival, & Kaduna Festival

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Book Buzz Foundation, the NGO behind the Ake Arts and Book Festival and the Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, is […]

Event | Bernardine Evaristo & Marlon James in Conversation at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

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Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga on Reading Namwali Serpell, Zukiswa Wanner, & Why Ben Okri’s Latest Novel Is Like a Creative Writing Course

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The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was recent featured in The Guardian‘s “Books That Made Me” series, in which authors answer […]

We Wait for You | Femi Ayo-Tubosun | Fiction

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BOTTLES AND GUNS are our way of life. When you travel on lonely roads, you look for us in every […]

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