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Helon Habila’s Travelers Shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Nigerian writer Helon Habila has been shortlisted for the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Travellers, which follows the journey of characters from several African countries making their way across Europe. Also on the shortlist for the fiction category are Irish novelist Edna O’brien for Girl, a Chibok girls-inspired novel, Booker-shortlisted author Lucy […]

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Prof. James N. Adichie, Father of Chimamanda Adichie, Passes on at 88

Prof. James Nwoye Adichie, father of acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has passed on. The news broke earlier today in the Nigeria news media. Aged 88, Prof J. N. Adichie, as he was popularly designated, reportedly died Wednesday (June 10) night at Chira Memorial Hospital, Awkuzu Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state. The news […]

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There is No Danger in a Single Story | By Feyisayo Anjorin | African Scifi

Warss Fadash was living his life like it was golden, with his supermodel girlfriend and his dogs, on a private island, in a mansion with over a dozen rooms and everything looking new. The island mansion was not the only one. He had them in New York, and Melbourne, and London, and Tokyo. He was […]

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Adichie is Vogue UK’s Fashion Star of the Month! | 30 Looks + Her Style Inspiration

Adichie is the March feature of Vogue UK’s popular “Closet Diaries” series. Every day, for one whole month, she’ll show Vogue’s readers what she’s wearing. For Adichie’s fans, it’s got to be like camping out in her closet and seeing her style routine. This collaboration with Vogue UK puts Adichie in the company of super models […]

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Keeping Up With Chimamanda’s Swanky Wardrobe

Adichie officially asked us to care about what she wears and how she looks when she did the fashion manifesto bit  in Elle Magazine and sent in her photos for consideration as Fashion Bombshell of the Day. I can’t say we were not a bit surprised by such a bold move. But the author of Americanah […]

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VIDEO: Adichie On Lupita, Obama, and Her Fuck-You Novel

In addition to wanting to write a traditional love story and write the kind of novel about race she’d always wanted to read, Chimamanda gives us yet another reason why she wrote Americanah. It’s her “Fuck-You Novel.” Watch the recent Huff Post interview to see what she means. You also won’t have to wonder any […]

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Writerly Love: Photos of African Writers Hanging Out

I was looking through Taiye Selasi’s Twitter photos and found this one of her and Teju Cole. I couldn’t find out anything about where the picture was taken. The accompanying tweet simply says: “The incomparable Mister Cole.” It’s a lovely picture. Selasi’s smile has a touch of giddiness that a sister might have at meeting […]

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Half of A Yellow Sun Film Premiers In Toronto This Sunday—Watch a Newly Released Clip of the Film

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. Biyi Bandele’s film adaptation of Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun will be screened publicly for the first time on the 8th of this month at the Toronto Film festival. There are three showtimes: Sunday September 8 Winter Garden Theatre 4:30 PM Monday September 9 […]

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The 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize is Now Open for Entry

Apply for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is open for entry as of today. The $35,000 prize annually rewards an “influential work […]

July 10 | Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwa on Conversations Across the Diaspora

July 10 _ Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwas on Conversations Across the Diaspora

Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of In Dependence (2008) and Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun (2016), has teamed up […]

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year in the British Book Awards

  Bernardine Evaristo’s winning streak continues as she dominates two categories of the 2020 British Book Awards: Best Fiction Book […]

Apply for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarship | £27,000 for Nonfiction, £18,000 Fiction

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarships. The awards offer a fiction […]

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity | Here is How to Nominate Someone

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity _ Here is How to Nominate Someone

Nominations for The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity is officially open. The new prize, co-presented by digital media platform […]

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria | Chude Jideonwo

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria _ Chude Jideonwo (2)

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month​—​a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity […]

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