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Tsitsi Dangarembga and Maaza Mengiste on 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

Maaza Mengiste and Tsitsi Dangarembga on 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

Ethiopian author Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King and Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangaremgba’s This Mournable Body are on the longlist of the 2020 Booker Prize. This is the first nomination for either authors. Joining them on the female-dominated longlist of thirteen are two-time winner Hillary Mantel for The Mirror and the Light, the final installment in […]

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

  Bernardine Evaristo’s winning streak continues as she dominates two categories of the 2020 British Book Awards: Best Fiction Book of the Year for Girl, Woman, Other (2019) and Best Author of the Year. She is the first Black author to win Best Author of the Year, the first Black woman and second Nigerian to win […]

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Bernardine Evaristo is the First Woman of Color to Top UK Fiction Paperback Chart

Bernardine Evaristo stays winning. Just yesterday, she made history as the first female writer of color to top the UK fiction paperback chart. Since snagging the coveted Booker Prize in 2019, her acclaimed novel Girl, Woman, Other has won tons of awards and appeared on numerous “best of” lists and shortlists. Recently, Girl, Woman, Other […]

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Major British Production Company Acquires Film Rights for Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other

It’s been hard keeping up with Bernardine Evaristo ever since winning the Book Prize launched her into the global literary limelight. The latest addition to this heartwarming strings of achievements is the acquisition of the screen rights to Girl, Woman, Other by Potboiler Television. The British production company is run by BAFTA Award-winning producer Andrea […]

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Event | Bernardine Evaristo & Marlon James in Conversation at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners are two of the three recent Black recipients of the prize: James won in 2015 for A Brief History of Seven Killings, the first Jamaican to do so, and Evaristo in 2019 for Girl, Woman, […]

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I Long Ago Chose to Take My Community with Me on My Creative Journey | Bernardine Evaristo

This reflection, in a slightly different version, was first published on Bernardine Evaristo’s website: bevaristo.com. All images are credited to Evaristo. Visit the site to see more accompanying photographs.   As a new year begins, I reflect on my amazing good fortune since winning the Booker Prize on October 14. Every day, I marvel at […]

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BBC Apologises to Bernardine Evaristo Over Presenter’s “Another Author” Reference, Following Twitter Backlash

Last night, the BBC was at the receiving end of a storm on Twitter when a presenter failed to name Bernardine Evaristo in a reference to the Booker Prize she shared with Margaret Atwood. The presenter, who is male and white, named Atwood but described Evaristo as “another author.” The gaffe came during a live […]

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Is There a Quota of 5 Books by African Authors for Every “Best 100 Books of 2019” List?

As yet another year draws to a close, literary lists of various sorts are once again filling our newsfeeds. During the first week of November 2019, BBC Arts released a list titled “100 Novels That Shaped Our World.” On that list, Brittle Paper noted that there were five novels by African authors which, in the words […]

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Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama OBE (Open to Black British Writers)

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The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has launched a new scholarship aimed at providing “writers on low-income and/or from communities currently under-represented […]

Watch Joseph Adesunloye’s Documentary Film on The AKO Caine Prize

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A few weeks ago, the AKO Caine Prize organizers announced that the award dinner held at the British Library will […]

Two African Writers Featured in Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire's Poetry Featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King Visual Album (1)

Beyoncé’s new visual album Black Is King is making waves, but the exciting part is that there are two African […]

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat’s Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat's Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian author Mihret Sibhat’s debut novel The History of a Difficult Child, about “a girl child contending with familial & […]

Idza Luhumyo Wins Inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award

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Idza Luhumyo was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award. The award […]

Video | Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga Released After Her Arrest on July 31

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Days after Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was longlisted for the Booker Prize, she was arrested while protesting. The arrest took […]

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