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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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COVID-19: How Some African Authors Are Reacting to the Pandemic

Like everyone else across the world, our favorite authors are confronted with the threat of COVID-19. Here, we document some of their reactions on social media to the pandemic. These range from providing uplifting advice and offering practical measures to tackling the crisis with a touch of humor. We take all of them as ways […]

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Major British Production Company Acquires Film Rights for Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other

It’s been hard keeping up with Bernardine Evaristo ever since winning the Book Prize launched her into the global literary limelight. The latest addition to this heartwarming strings of achievements is the acquisition of the screen rights to Girl, Woman, Other by Potboiler Television. The British production company is run by BAFTA Award-winning producer Andrea […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s 2020 North American Book Tour: Dates and Locations | Canceled

British-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo will embark on a book tour across North America from mid-March until early April 2020. North American fans, here’s your chance to catch the Booker Prize-winning writer in person and maybe snag an autograph or selfie! We’ve listed the dates and venue below. If it turns out she’s coming to a […]

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Statement: African Authors Sans Frontieres in Solidarity with African-Americans

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As African writers without borders who are connected beyond  geography with those who live in the United States of America […]

#SaveLambdaLiterary | Leading LGBTQ Literary Organization Needs Your Help

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Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a […]

Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

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Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short […]

What We Are Reading This Week | Magical Tales About Life in Northern Nigeria

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BUY Cassava | Amazon A new edition of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees is out in Cassava Shorts, a […]

Poda-Poda Stories Calls for Submissions from Sierra Leonean Writers

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Poda-Poda Stories is a new digital platform curating Sierra Leonean literature. The platform was founded by Ngozi Cole, a Sierra […]

Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light Wins the 2020 Chautauqua Prize

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Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light is the winner of the 2020 Chautauqua Prize. The Chautauqua Prize has been awarded […]

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