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#BrittlePaperReaders Decide: What Book by an African Author Needs to be Made into a Movie ASAP?

What book by an African author needs to be made into a movie ASAP? Following the recent news that the rights to Maaza Mengiste’s rave-review-receiving The Shadow King have been acquired by Atlas Entertainment, Brittle Paper readers responded enthusiastically to a tweet we sent out asking which African novel should also hit the big screen. […]

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George R. R. Martins: “We’ve Found Our Scriptwriter for Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death?”

Dear Brittle Paperians, we are beyond delighted to announce that there is FINALLY an update on HBO’s Adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death. We were one of the first sites to break the news about Okorafor’s fantasy novel finding a new home on HBO as a television series. If you recall, we also promised to […]

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Black Swan

I needed something to  jar me out of the stupor of a suburban Christmas eve. So I went to see Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. With all the trash that has come out of Hollywood this year, Black Swan is indeed a case of saving the best for last. Natalie Portman plays the role of Nina […]

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Is This Us? The Many Holes in Nigerian-American Portrayal of the Nigerian Experience | Damilola Oyedele | Essay

Yvonne Orji Nigerian Americans about Nigeria

A few weeks ago, as I watched Yvonne Orji explain Nigerian slang to her audience, feelings I couldn’t immediately name […]

The Meaning of Guernica | Umar Abubakar Sidi | Poetry

Guernica Umar Abubakar Sidi poetry (1)

  Guernica Celebration of modern fascism Horrific devastation in the Basque town of Guernica Monochrome grisaille Crawling analysis of the […]

#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Ayesha Harruna Attah

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Over the course of Brittle Paper‘s #WeTurnToBooks series, we’ve had eye-opening conversations on Instagram Live with hugely popular novelists like […]

Booker Prize Foundation Cuts Ties with Baroness Nicholson Over Transphobia Accusations

Booker Prize Foundation Baroness Nicholson

On June 24, 2020, The Booker Prize Foundation released a statement announcing the removal of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne as […]

Don’t Miss the BIGSAS Festival of African & African-Diasporic Literatures Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Véronique Tadjo, Achille Mbembe and Many More

BIGSAS Festival of African & African-Diasporic Literatures

This year’s BIGSAS Festival of African and African Literature will take place on July 3 & 4 via live stream […]

What’s Cooking? Novelist Alain Mabanckou Turns Instagram Chef

_Novelist Alain Mabanckou Turns Instagram Chef (1)

You might know Alain Mabanckou as arguably the best dressed African novelist and the author of classics like Broken Glass […]

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