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Photos | Happy Birthday to Ainehi Edoro, Founder and Editor of Brittle Paper

One evening in mid-2010, in her apartment in Chicago, Ainehi Edoro, then a PhD student at Duke University, looked up at her husband and mentioned that she was starting a blog. On August 1 of that year, she made her first post, a 264-word reflection on reading and coffee in a cafe. “Now think of […]

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Helon Habila Turns 50, Thanks Fans for Birthday Wishes

Helon Habila recently celebrated his 50th birthday, and afterwards came on Facebook to thank fans for their wishes. He wrote: Thanks for all your birthday wishes. I turned 50 today. A pioneer of the resurgence of African literature in the 2000s, Habila’s success helped pave the way for many of his contemporaries as well as […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 28 Most Talked-About Moments of Her Career (Updated for 2018)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is 41 today, 15 September. Surprising because we’ve known her from when she was 25, and in the 16 years since, it didn’t concretely occur to us that time was racing past. In these 16 years, she has become arguably our pre-eminent conversation starter in identity politics as well as the most […]

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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

Fiston Mujila The Villain's Dance

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

Bakwa Books Acquires English Translation Rights for Hemley Boum’s Recent Novel

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Bakwa Books has acquired the English translation rights to Les Jours Viennent et Passent, a novel by Cameroonian writer Hemley […]

The African Speculative Fiction Society Announces the Shortlists for the 2020 Nommo Awards

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Shortlists for the 2020 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans are out. Established in 2017, the awards “recognize speculative […]

For a Chance to Win £1,000, Submit Your Work to the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize

Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize

Wasafiri is a magazine for international contemporary writing, known for publishing pieces by African writers like Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa […]

Celebrate Africa Day with These 13 Under-the-Radar African Books Published in the 1960s

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It’s Africa Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a baker’s dozen of under-the-radar books published by African authors during the […]

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