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Bernardine Evaristo is Sunday Times Style Cover Star!

Yet another good news from the World of Bernardine. She is on the cover of the July 26 issue of Sunday Times Style Magazine, which she also guest edited. The cover photo is shot by Ruth Ossai, a Nigerian photographer known for positioning her subjects before vivid Nollywood-style backdrops. In her announcement of the cover […]

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Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year

  Bernardine Evaristo’s winning streak continues as she dominates two categories of the 2020 British Book Awards: Best Fiction Book of the Year for Girl, Woman, Other (2019) and Best Author of the Year. She is the first Black author to win Best Author of the Year, the first Black woman and second Nigerian to win […]

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Bernardine Evaristo is the First Woman of Color to Top UK Fiction Paperback Chart

Bernardine Evaristo stays winning. Just yesterday, she made history as the first female writer of color to top the UK fiction paperback chart. Since snagging the coveted Booker Prize in 2019, her acclaimed novel Girl, Woman, Other has won tons of awards and appeared on numerous “best of” lists and shortlists. Recently, Girl, Woman, Other […]

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Bernardine Evaristo Was the Muse of Sky TV’s Portrait Artist of the Week

Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo was recently featured in Sky TV’s Portrait Artist of the Week program, which was launched during the global lockdown. The program goes like this: each Sunday, Sky TV broadcasts live via their Facebook page a celebrity posing at home for four hours. The celebrity sitter is painted by an […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Novels Get a Makeover

If you are looking to change-up the color scheme of your #bookshelfie or jump in on the latest Twitter trend, #BooksAsOutfits, then Bernardine Evaristo’s novels are just the ticket. The author announced on her Facebook page that Penguin Books has reissued her novels with new chic and vibrant cover designs by artist and illustrator, Karan […]

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The 8 Writers & Journalists on OkayAfrica’s 100 Women List 2020

OkayAfrica has released its 2020 “100 Women” list celebrating “extraordinary women from Africa and the diaspora making waves across a wide array of industries, while driving positive impact in their communities and the world at large.” The poet and spoken word artist Bassey Ikpi and the Booker Prize-winning novelist Bernardine Evaristo are included, as are […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Latest Short Story, Her 12th Published, Is a Juicy Satire on Gender, Race, & Academia

She might have eight books published, seven of which are novels, but Bernardine Evaristo is not so much of a devotee to the short fiction form, with only around 12 published over her four-decade creative career. She had one in the March issue of British Vogue; titled “Star of the Season,” it is set in […]

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#TBT | Cuteness Overload: Pictures of African Authors as Kids | #newdaughtersofafricaedition

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing with you some pictures we found on the world wide web of contemporary African women authors as kids. All these authors are also contributors to the monumental anthology New Daughters of Africa (2019), edited by Margaret Busby. Enjoy this walk back through time! (P.S. Head over to […]

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

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Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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