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Two Nigerians Win the Brunel University African Poetry Prize

The 2016 edition of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize was jointly won by two Nigerian poets. Chekwube O. Danladi has been praised for the “sense of social justice” that permeates her work. She was born and raised in Lagos. After spending some time in Washington, DC and in Baltimore, she now studies creative writing […]

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Girls Smelling Of Lonely — Two Poems by London’s Coolest Poet, Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire—Kenyan-born Somali poet—is the best kept secret in the African poetry scene. I discovered her work a few months ago when she won the first edition of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize. Her poems are blistering, beautiful, bewitching. They are suggestive of violence and a deep sense of loss and longing.  And they […]

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The Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

Brittle Paper's Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

The year 2019 was full. While it is gone, its books are not. In December, we released our list of […]

The Caine Prize Enters Major 3-Year Partnership with The AKO Foundation, Becomes The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

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PRESS RELEASE: The AKO Foundation Offers Major Support to The Caine Prize for African Writing London, 29 January 2020 – […]

Apply to Be Logistics Manager for Book Buzz Foundation, Ake Festival, & Kaduna Festival

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Book Buzz Foundation, the NGO behind the Ake Arts and Book Festival and the Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, is […]

Event | Bernardine Evaristo & Marlon James in Conversation at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

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Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga on Reading Namwali Serpell, Zukiswa Wanner, & Why Ben Okri’s Latest Novel Is Like a Creative Writing Course

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The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was recent featured in The Guardian‘s “Books That Made Me” series, in which authors answer […]

We Wait for You | Femi Ayo-Tubosun | Fiction

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BOTTLES AND GUNS are our way of life. When you travel on lonely roads, you look for us in every […]

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