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Chigozie Obioma Receives International Literature Award for the German Translation of An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities (2019) has been awarded the International Literature Award by Germany’s House of World Cultures and Stiftung Elementarteilchen. The International Literature Prize recognizes an outstanding work of prose translated into German for the first time. The winning author and translator are recognized. The author wins a cash prize of 20,000 […]

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Chigozie Obioma Recovers From COVID-19 and “Feels Thankful”

The literary community has not been spared the onslaught of the covid-19 pandemic. Activities ranging from festivals to book tours have been canceled in line with social distancing policies intended to contain the spread of the virus. Perhaps more distressing is the impact of the virus on the health of our authors. Award-winning author Chigozie […]

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Check Out This List of Literary Agencies Representing Africans

When he’s not writing or making panel decisions or googling Rihanna, Otosirieze Obi-Young runs a personal blog on his website, where he occasionally puts up posts of movie reviews or reposts short stories or writing life advice. Recently, he posted a list of literary agencies, most of which are open to submissions from African writers. Drawing […]

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Is There a Quota of 5 Books by African Authors for Every “Best 100 Books of 2019” List?

As yet another year draws to a close, literary lists of various sorts are once again filling our newsfeeds. During the first week of November 2019, BBC Arts released a list titled “100 Novels That Shaped Our World.” On that list, Brittle Paper noted that there were five novels by African authors which, in the words […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, her eighth book in a career gloriously distinguished both by experimental fiction and exceptional community service. It was a joint win with the Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood, whose The Testament, the sequel to the classic […]

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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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Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction? — Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction_ --- Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fifth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! As the literary vlog enters its fifth week, Quayson […]

Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter […]

Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Ghanaian American Playwright Jocelyn Bioh Collaborating on a Disney+ Project

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Wanuri Kahiu will direct the Disney+ film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Once on This Island, reports Hollywood Reporter. Ghanaian-American […]

Treasure is a New Novella by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Calling all fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer! Oyinkan Braithwaite has a new novella out. Titled Treasure, the book […]

Chimamanda Adichie on Her Experience with Temporary Memory Loss After a Bad Fall

Chimamanda Adichie on Her Experience with Temporary Memory Loss After a Bad Fall

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had a pretty rough year. In April, she announced the loss of an aunt […]

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