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Bernardine Evaristo & Chigozie Obioma Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, Alongside Margaret Atwood & Salman Rushdie

Bernardine Evaristo, for her eighth book Girl, Woman, Other, and Chigozie Obioma, for his second novel An Orchestra of Minorities, have been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize, worth £50,000. It is the Nigerian Obioma’s second consecutive shortlisting, following that for his debut novel The Fishermen in 2015, and the British-Nigerian Evaristo’s first shortlisting, on her first […]

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Twelve African Writers on the Legacy of Toni Morrison, for Decades the Greatest Living Writer

Toni Morrison, for decades the greatest living writer, passed on at 88, on 6 August. We have compiled tributes to her, published on other sites, by Namwali Serpell, Diana Evans, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Ben Okri, Aminatta Forna, Afua Hirsch, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Margaret Busby, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Laila Lalami. For […]

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Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, & Oyinkan Braithwaite Make 13-Strong Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

The 2019 Booker Prize longlist was announced hours ago, and on it are Bernardine Evaristo for her eighth book Girl, Woman, Other, Chigozie Obioma for his second novel An Orchestra of Minorities, and Oyinkan Braithwaite for her Women’s Prize-shortlisted debut My Sister, the Serial Killer, which, at 31, makes her the youngest candidate for the […]

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Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia Wins the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, Nick Makoha & Dami Ajayi Shortlisted

The South African Koleka Putuma has won the 2018/19 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, for her breakout book Collective Amnesia (uHlanga Press, 2017), chosen from a shortlist that included the Ugandan Nick Makoha’s Kingdom of Gravity (Peepal Tree Press, 2017) and the Nigerian Dami Ajayi’s A Woman’s Body Is a Country (Ouida Books, 2017). […]

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Somalia’s Jamila Osman & Egypt’s Nadra Mabrouk Co-Win the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

Somalia’s Jamila Osman and Egypt’s Nadra Mabrouk have been named joint winners of the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, from a shortlist of ten poets. Mabrouk is the first Egyptian to win the prize, and Osman is the third Somali. Their win is the fourth time, in its seven years of existence, that the […]

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Girl, Woman, Other: Bernardine Evaristo’s Eighth Book Is a Polyphonic Love Song to Black Womanhood and Modern Britain

Bernardine Evaristo’s eighth book, Girl, Woman, Other, was released on May 2 by Penguin Random House imprint Hamish Hamilton. The Nigerian-British Brunel University creative writing professor, a dynamic visionary best known in the African literary scene as the founder of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, the continent’s most influential poetry institution, is a prolific […]

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Chigozie Obioma, New Daughters of Africa Contributors, to Headline the 2019 Africa Writes Festival

Three conversations—with the Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma, with the contributors to New Daughters of Africa anthology, and one on poetry—will be the headline events at the 2019 Africa Writes Festival, the UK’s biggest annual African literature spectacle sponsored by the Royal African Society and hosted at the British Library and Rich Mix. The festival had […]

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The Heart of It: Working Through Xenophobia in South Africa | Ruksana Elk

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READ: 15 Pieces to Guide Your Understanding of Xenophobia in (South) Africa Talking xenophobia with South Africans of all classes […]

The Brittle Paper Interview with the Caine Prize 2019 Winner: Lesley Nneka Arimah

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In July, Lesley Nneka Arimah received the 2019 Caine Prize, the award’s twentieth edition, for her short story “Skinned,” published […]

Hollywood or Nollywood? As Americanah TV Series Goes to HBO, Actress Stella Damasus Suggests Industry Slight & Chika Unigwe Responds

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The Americanah TV series adaptation, starring Lupita Nyong’o and written by Danai Gurira, has been ordered by HBO Max. The […]

15 Pieces to Guide Your Understanding of Xenophobia in (South) Africa

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Once again, this September, xenophobic violence was unleashed on other Africans, mostly Nigerians, in South Africa: businesses were closed, shops […]

Johary Ravaloson’s Return to the Enchanted Island Is the Second Novel from Madagascar to Be Translated into English

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In May 2018, we brought news of the first novel by a writer from Madagascar to be translated into English: […]

Sundays at Saint Steven’s | Davina Philomena Kawuma | Poetry

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when god runs out of money (how, no one says) once a week, these days, we come to where the […]

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