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All the Photos From the 2018 Dusty Manuscript Writing Boot Camp

The Dusty Manuscript Contest was created by Okada Books to break down the barriers facing aspiring writers in the Nigerian publishing industry. They teamed up with GT Bank’s YOU READ Initiative and Farafina Books to offer cash prizes and publishing contracts to the winning writers. To expand the mandate of the contest beyond selecting three […]

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20 Budding Nigerian Writers Make It to Next Stage of the GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest

After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are: Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Home to the Hill by Eunice Ekelaka Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko The Smell of Rain by Nneoma […]

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The Dusty Manuscript Contest | GTBank Announces New Book Prize To Be Judged by Ainehi Edoro, Eghosa Imasuen, Toni Kan, Yejide Kilanko

Guaranty Trust Bank has announced a new book prize called The Dusty Manuscript Contest. It will be Judged by Ainehi Edoro, Brittle Paper editor and Marquette University Assistant Professor of Literature; Eghosa Imasuen, author of Fine Boys (2012); Toni Kan, author of the NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa Prize-winning Nights of a Creaking Bed; and Yejide Kilanko, poet and finalist for the 2017 […]

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Ethnic Hate Speech: Statement from Concerned Nigerian Writers

In the light of recent developments in the ever-volatile Nigerian political space, 27 writers, some of them among the best-known in the country, have put out a joint statement condemning hate speech across ethnic lines. * We, the undersigned Nigerian writers, view with grave concern the dominance of ethnic incendiary speech in our country. We […]

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The Brittle Paper Digest: 31 Notable Pieces of 2016

The year 2016 has been fertile for writing in general, and for creative non-fiction in particular. On the African literary scene, the most remarkable talking points would be the upsurge of new talent (see the shortlists of the Miles Morland Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award) and new outlets for those voices (see our feature […]

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When You Are Writing, You Are God & Other Lessons | by Lesley Agams | A Farafina Workshop Memoir

When you are writing, you are God. —Aslak Sira Myhre June 21 – Day One “Tell us one thing you like and one thing you dislike?” she said. I lied. I said I liked history, art and culture. Actually I like sex, loud music and dim smokey bars. But I wasn’t ready to say that […]

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What the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop Is | by Nnamdi Anyadu

It is: I. Twenty-three writer-people googling each other before they arrive for ten days of reading and writing at a beautiful waterside hotel in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. II. Emails of short stories, of creative non-fiction pieces, of links to Wikipedia pages. III. Reading. IV.  An excellent reception from Okey Adichie — the man with the warmest smile; making Kenechi […]

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That’s Love! | Lagos Literary Community Troop Out to Raise Funds for Binyavanga’s Treatment

Last saturday gave us a whole new set of reasons to love Lagos and its amazing literary community. When the news came a few days ago that Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina had suffered a stroke, [read here if you missed it], Lola Shoneyin, Victor Ehikhamenor, Toni Kan, and others swung into action and launched the […]

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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She Cannot Write a ​Boring Sentence: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone Praised by Helon Habila

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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s novel House of Stone, an exploration of family history, colonial Rhodesia, and the birth of modern Zimbabwe, […]

Sisonke Msimang Profiled in The Wall Street Journal

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South African writer and activist Sisonke Msimang, author of the memoir Always Another Country and the forthcoming collection of essays […]

Reneilwe Malatji’s Short Story Collection, Love Interrupted, is an Intimate Portrait of Womanhood in South Africa

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Reneilwe Malatji’s debut short story collection, Love Interrupted, was published on August 7 in the U.S., by Catalyst Press. Its […]

In Conversation with Hadiza El-Rufai, Author of An Abundance of Scorpions | Deaduramilade Tawak

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Hadiza El-Rufai, founder of the Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation, debuted a novel this year, An Abundance of Scorpions, for which she recently […]

I Started Reading and Just Stopped Halfway and Thought—This is Really Bad | What Achebe, Soyinka, Adichie, Forna, Teju Cole and Serpell Thought About VS Naipaul

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VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize and Booker Prize-winning novelist and nonfiction writer, passed on days ago at 85 years of age. […]

This Mournable Body, the Last Book in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Tambudzai Trilogy, is Here

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This Mournable Body, the last book in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s trilogy which includes the modern classic Nervous Conditions (1988) and The Book of […]

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