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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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SynCity NG Releases Anniversary Anthology, Introduced by Tendai Huchu, and Announces Prize Winners, Judged by Mukoma wa Ngugi & Leye Adenle

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In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Nigeria-based African literature blog SynCity NG announced a prize and a call for […]

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey to Lead New Project for Artistic Partnership between University of Manchester and HOME

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As part of their three-year artistic partnership, the University of Manchester and the Manchester-based arts venue HOME have created a […]

ReWrite London Calls for Short Fiction Submissions from Black Women & Women of Colour

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ReWrite, the London-based platform for Black women and women of colour, founded in 2017 by the Congolese-British writer and facilitator […]

Sunday Times Announces Shortlists for South Africa’s Alan Paton Award & Barry Ronge Fiction Prize

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Sunday Times has announced the shortlists for the prestigious South African literary prizes: the Alan Paton Award, in its 30th […]

Patrice Nganang’s When the Plums Are Ripe, the Second in His Historical Fiction Trilogy, Tells the Story of Cameroon’s Forced Entry into World War II

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The Cameroonian writer and Stony Brook literature professor Patrice Nganang, who in 2017 was arrested for criticising the country’s 37-year-ruling […]

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Jude Idada Lead 2019 NLNG Prize Longlist for Children’s Literature

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The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Prize for Literature has announced its 2019 longlist, led by I Do Not Come […]

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