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Bernardine Evaristo & Oyinkan Braithwaite Make 2020 Glass Bell Award Shortlist

Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo and breakout star Oyinkan Braithwaite have both been shortlisted for the 2020 Glass Bell Award shortlist. Evaristo is shortlisted for her eighth novel Girl, Woman, Other , which has continued to garner critical acclaim since its publication in 2019. Braithwaite is one of three debut novelists on the list with […]

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Excerpt #4 | My Sister, the Serial Killer | by Oyinkan Braithwaite

FLAW   “So, you people share the same father and mother?” “She told you she is my sister.” “But is she your full sister? She looks kinda mixed.” Yinka is really starting to piss me off. The sad thing is that her questions are neither the most obnoxious I have received in my lifetime nor […]

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Excerpt #3 | My Sister, The Serial Killer | by Oyinkan Braithwaite

RED   Yinka is painting her nails at the reception desk. Bunmi sees me coming and nudges her, but it is a pointless warning—Yinka will not stop on my account. She acknowledges my presence with a feline smile. “Korede, those shoes are nice o!” “Thanks.” “The original must be very expensive.” Bunmi chokes on the […]

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Excerpt #1 | My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite

BLEACH   I bet you didn’t know that bleach masks the smell of blood. Most people use bleach indiscriminately, assuming it is a catchall product, never taking the time to read the list of ingredients on the back, never taking the time to return to the recently wiped surface to take a closer look. Bleach […]

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One Whole Month of Delicious Excerpts from My Sister, The Serial Killer

It’s always fun to introduce the Brittle Paper community to amazing new writing, especially when it is a crime story loaded with dark, snarky comedy. My Sister, The Serial Killer tells the story of a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. The Nigerian edition of the book, published by Lagos […]

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Kwame Dawes’s “Yard Boy”: A Powerful Poem for Our Moment

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Kwame Dawes recently wrote a poem titled “Yard Boy” that speaks to the recent events surrounding the death of George […]

Teju Cole’s Spotify Playlists Offer Musical Solace for These Times

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Among Teju Cole’s many talents is his ability to curate music that captures a mood or even the feel of […]

Petina Gappah to Write Play About the Censorship History of Dambudzo Marechera’s Novel Black Sunlight

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Petina Gappah recently announced that she was writing a play that focuses on “the 1982 banning and unbanning” of Dambudzo […]

Oh, Blessed Bri’Land | Jedah Mayberry | Fiction

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Bri’Land glistened at me, her brilliant display of pink sand shimmering in delight.  It would seem that I had finally, […]

Books That Go with Wine and Books That Don’t

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The beverages most associated with reading are tea and coffee. But many readers love to cozy up in bed with […]

In This House | Inok Rosemary | Poetry

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  In this house, we sift our words, Never letting the walls hear what they shouldn’t. The fear of their […]

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