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The Appointment | Nike Campbell-Fatoki | Fiction

The harsh harmattan wind clawed at my nose and cheeks as I made another attempt to  cover my face with the scarf while trying to keep up with brother Fidelis. The flapping sound of his slippers on the dusty road cut into my deep thoughts as we journeyed through the foggy air. He stopped suddenly […]

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Point of View | Ayibu Makolo | Fiction

Onojo was born on a market day. It had rained cats and dogs for two straight days that there was no means of obtaining transport to the maternity centre in town. Noka’s neighbour, Alime, had no choice but to take her to the traditional birth attendant who lived five minutes down their street. “This one […]

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“Shame Is Too Good For You!” — Amara (pt.2) by Funminiyi Omojola | A Brittle Paper Story in Three Parts

The gripping drama of Amara’s life started last week right here on Brittle Paper when I posted the first of Omojola’s three-part story. [Read Pt. 1] Amara is a teenage girl living in a ramshackle housing tenement in the sprawling city of Enugu. At the very end of part one, Amara is hopeful that he […]

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“No Sleep” by Funminiyi Omojola (photographs by j. weate)

  (a story that will surprise you at every turn, a darkish story, a bit of blood to satisfy your hankering for the macabre, but, mostly, a story about love when it shimmers in beautiful and unexpected colors. enjoy reading.) ______________________________  The trouble begins on a hot Thursday afternoon when the sun is boring a […]

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Fool | Obinna Udenwe | Fiction

It has been going on for months. Two months you think. That is how long you have been sleeping with the woman next door. Her husband lives in Tunisia. He rarely visits unless during festivities. So you keep her company. Do the duty of a husband. Who cares? She works with the Insurance. The first […]

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Teju Cole’s Essay on The Disposability of Black Lives is Essential Reading for Our Current Moment

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As we mourn the death of George Floyd, whose life was brutally taken by a white police officer in Minneapolis, […]

Lolwe Needs You to Achieve its Goal of Paying Writers

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Lolwe is a literary magazine founded in January 2020 by Kenyan writer and editor Troy Onyango. One of the magazine’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other, Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other has been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Sponsored by The Orwell Foundation […]

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

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Hey Brittle Paper readers and followers! We’re excited to announce the second installment of our #WeTurnToBooks series on Instagram Live, […]

Tomi Adeyemi Recommends 5 Books to Escape Into While You’re Social Distancing

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Wondering what’s on Tomi Adeyemi’s quarantine reading list? Adeyemi recently shared five books she is reading (and re-reading) during the […]

All the Scoop on Fiston Mujila’s Forthcoming Novel The Villain’s Dance

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Fiston Mujila’s second novel is set for a September 2020 release by France-based publishing powerhouse Éditions Métailié. It has been […]

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