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Adichie is Vogue UK’s Fashion Star of the Month! | 30 Looks + Her Style Inspiration

Adichie is the March feature of Vogue UK’s popular “Closet Diaries” series. Every day, for one whole month, she’ll show Vogue’s readers what she’s wearing. For Adichie’s fans, it’s got to be like camping out in her closet and seeing her style routine. This collaboration with Vogue UK puts Adichie in the company of super models […]

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Can You Imagine Teju Cole Dancing Ndombolo?

  I can’t…But then…truth sometimes  is stranger than fiction. Scroll down to see Cole’s little piece in the New York Style Magazine about where he goes clubbing whenever he sets aside his thinking hat. It’s Friday today. Chances are that the author of Open City will be winding to some Awilo Longomba tonight. Hope you all have something fun […]

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Taiye Selasi Is Thinking About Her Next Novel

Less than a year after her critically acclaimed novel, Ghana Must Go, hit the stands, the Afropolitan author seems to be gearing herself for round two. In a Facebook post titled, “Regarding second novels,” Selasi shared this photo and quote about fighting writer’s block. One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do […]

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Nwuabani Says Nigerians Should Laugh About Boko Haram? Is She Being Ironic?

Making light of the situation [Boko Haram] helps us cope with the constant threat of violence. Every Sunday morning when I pull up to the concrete road blocks outside my church, policemen surround my car. One peeps through the window at my driver, his finger hovering close to the trigger of his gun. Another slides […]

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“Because There Are No Words”: Noviolet Bulawayo on Her Father’s Silence About Her Writing

I always wondered what my pops, who is 74, thought about my writing coz we’ve never addressed it like that. I mean we talk on the phone and trip and laugh and gossip and I get schooled and scolded if its relevant, and he tells me stories etc, but zip nada about my writing. Even […]

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The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards: Announcing The Winners

The 2019 BP Awards Winners

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

This Blood That Not Even the Mountains Can Hold: Megan Ross Rereads Sarah Godsell’s Liquid Bones

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“this country of blood” It is just under a year since Impepho Press published Sarah Godsell’s second poetry collection, Liquid […]

On Transatlantic Shame | I. S. Jones | Poetry

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nothing is earned unless something is lost. the ocean grants safe passage, but i fear the cost is too great. […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Poetry: 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 Awards […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Anniversary Award: Meet The 6 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 Awards […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction: Meet The 4 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 Awards […]

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