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A Tenderer Blessing | By Otosirieze Obi-Young | Fiction

  THE university campus in Nsukka was full of ixora, and it was beside one of the trimmed hedges in our Faculty of Arts, stoic, green tables with red blossoms, that Nnaemeka first spoke to me, igniting a friendship that will, as long as I breathe, remain an indelible part of my life. At first, […]

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Weeping | By A. E. Nelson | Fiction

“Neli and I opened another bottle of wine, and tried to make up a story for our new friends. Neli thought they were both divorced. I thought the man’s wife was dead.” I was in the checkout line at the pharmacy. There were two women in front of me. They were talking. The older woman […]

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Dear Sisterly | By Ebenezer Agu | A Story

“Cities are memories of people I know in them. For these past six years, Port Harcourt has been petite and yellow and Oyigbo tall-framed and fine-faced and caramel.” *** Dear Sisterly, I write to you from somewhere in the slums of GRA because today, after six years, I revisit the state where I met you. […]

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Last Days | By Amynah Dauda | A Story

“Whenever Talatu hears Olo’s name, two things happen: first, she calls her a witch; second, she forgets that we three were once childhood best friends and grew up shaping the same sand.”   Isn’t it funny how everything becomes urgent when you have little time to do them? That last project you stayed up all […]

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Let Flow The Water | By Wanjala Njalale | Fiction

KICKING THE BOYS out of the house felt like turning against my own men on the battlefield. A strong element of betrayal and dishonor projected itself. Seeking redemption, I fled down the road to the bar, a dim one-story building nestled between a drug store and a meat shop. The interior flashed with new paint […]

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Goodreads Awards 2017: Vote Chimamanda Adichie’s “Dear Ijeawele” and Nnedi Okorafor’s “Home” in the Final Round

Nnedi-Okorafor BELLA NAIJA

Earlier this month we announced the online voting for Goodreads’ 2017 awards. The first round saw nominations for four authors having massively […]

#AkeFest2017 | Follow Brittle Paper’s Coverage of Ake Arts and Book Festival

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  Ake Arts and Book Festival is happening in Abeokuta, Nigeria—has been happening since 14 November, to end on 18 […]

Opportunity for Writers and Visual Artists | Apply for the 2017 Artists in Residency Programme

Applications are open for the 2017 Artists in Residency (AIR) programme, an initiative of Africa Centre “seeking high calibre African artists, in […]

South African Literary Awards 2017: All the Winners

The winners of the 2017 South African Literary Awards have been announced. Here they are, with excerpts from their citations. […]

A Mosaic of Little Things | Blessed Abraham | Fiction

1. “Blessed, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “I wan’to be a mummy. So that when […]

Kayo Chingonyi’s Poetry Collection, “Kumukanda,” Is Receiving Praise

Kayo Chingonyi’s poetry draws from music and deals with masculinity and blackness. The Zambian, who is also a musician, is […]

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