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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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#Valentine’sDay | Which Book Character Are You in Love With? 17 Writers Tell Us

Brittle Paper's Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

Writers love to write about love. Even in the fabric of fundamentally political books are scintillating love stories. These love […]

Professor Taban Lo Liyong Suspended by University of Juba Over Open Letter on South Sudanese States’ Boundaries

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The prominent South Sudanese academic and writer Taban Lo Liyong has been suspended without pay by the University of Juba, […]

Attend SBMEN’s Workshop: Developing an Editor’s Mindset | 22-23 February 2020

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PRESS RELEASE: SBMEN Announces Its First Editing Workshop for Editors and Writers This February 2020 Lagos, 14 February 2020 — […]

“He was the most generous writer of his generation”: Pwaangulongii Dauod on Binyavanga’s Passion & Love

Binyavanga Wainaina by Victor Dlamini

The great Binyavanga Wainaina passed on in May 2019 at the age of 48. He may have left behind just […]

Enter for Boston Review’s (Free) 2020 Short Story & Poetry Contests Worth $1,000 & Publication

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The US-based magazine Boston Review has announced short story and poetry contests, each worth $1,000 and publication, both based on “a […]

Tochi Onyebuchi Talks New Book, Riot Baby, on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show

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The Nigerian novelist Tochi Onyebuchi was on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show to discuss his new YA book Riot Baby. […]

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