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“What Keeps Girls from Knowing the Power in Them?”: Mona Eltahawy on the Importance of Female Rage

Egyptian writer and outspoken feminist Mona Eltahawy is asking important questions about the necessity and possibilities of female anger. In an op-ed titled “What the World Would Look Like if We Taught Girls to Rage,” published on NBCNews, she uses examples—of a stranger who showed her his genitals when she was a child, of Ursula […]

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All the Scoop on Minna Salami’s Debut Book on Black Radical Feminism

The last year has been an empowering but also trying and chaotic time for women. Between the #MeToo phenomenon and the daily controversies over sexual politics, there is no doubt that we could all use some clarity on a whole range of issues. That is why the news of Minna Salami’s debut book couldn’t have […]

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Chimamanda Adichie at City of Columbia’s Books In Bloom Festival | By Arao Ameny

The city of Columbia, Maryland—a city located midway between Washington D.C. and Baltimore—hosted its first literary festival ‘Books in Bloom’ this past Sunday on June 11 at Symphony Woods Park. Nigerian writer and Columbia resident, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, headlined the event this past Sunday promoting her book Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen […]

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Chimamanda Adichie’s New Instagram Account is a Must-Follow

It looks like the Nigerian fashion and literary communities finally have something to celebrate in common. Chimamanda Adichie is now on Instagram. Yes, you heard right. One of Africa’s foremost novelists is now Instagram official! And her account is 100 percent about fashion and style. Adichie made the announcement on May 8 in a Facebook post. […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Submit to Anthology of African Queer Erotica

  HOLAA is an art and literary project that celebrates queer African women and communities. They’re asking writers everywhere to contribute to an anthology of erotic writing. The anthology is titled Dark Juices & Afrodisiacs – An Erotic Anthology.  Read the official call for submission for more details on how to submit your work: Dark […]

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Chimamanda Adichie’s Best Looks from the Dear Ijeawele Book Tour

Over the last two months, Chimamanda Adichie has been on the road publicizing her new book Dear Ijeawele. She’s spoken at Johns Hopkins University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the Women in the World Summit, George Town University and a host of international venues. Earlier this week she appeared on CNN as a […]

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#BlackGirlMagic: Sisonke Msimang’s Essay on Adichie Is a Brilliant Dissection of How Black Female Celebs Are Praised and Criticized

In the last five years, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has come to occupy a unique place in the pop culture conversation: the black African female feminist celebrity-writer whose words have either inspired or been cited by Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, the fashion powerhouse Christian Dior, and the make-up company Boots No 7. Because of […]

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Adichie’s Fans are Warming Our Hearts with these Dear Ijeawele Tributes

In the spirit of the International Women’s Day Celebration, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie asked her fans, through her Facebook page, to post pictures of themselves holding placards containing captions from her new book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestion.” The response was mind-blowing. The diversity of the people who responded testifies to the unifying […]

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Nnedi Okorafor, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Wole Talabi, Sibongile Fisher Lead 2018 Nommo Awards Shortlists

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The 2018 shortlists for the four Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have just been announced. Among the shortlisted […]

GoFundMe | Please Donate to Help Get Selves Nonfiction Anthology into Print

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The team behind the remarkable e-anthology, Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, led by its curator, Basit Jamiu, have […]

New Collection of Plays Shines Light on African Women Playwrights

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There are many literary projects making a difference in the way we read and talk about African literature. One of […]

Chibundu Onuzo is Coming to America! | See All the Dates

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US-based fans of Chibundu Onuzo are in luck. Her critically acclaimed second novel Welcome to Lagos will officially be released in […]

“I Pushed His Hand Away…Gently”: Chimamanda Adichie on Being Sexually Harassed at 17

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At the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, held 15-17 April, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about “a powerful man in the […]

Poet Nacima Qorane Sentenced to Jail in Somaliland for Advocating for a Reunified Somalia

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A court in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland has sentenced poet Nacima Qorane to three years in jail for her […]

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