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Brunel Prize 2018 Poems Review | Part 2: Hiwot Adilow and Michelle Angwenyi

Last week, we announced our inaugural Brunel Prize Poems Review Series. Our reviews of the poems shortlisted for the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize began with readings of entries by Nour Kamel and Gbenga Adeoba. It continues with readings of entries by Hiwot Adilow and Michelle Angwenyi, by Brittle Paper writer Kanyinsola Olorunninsola. HIWOT ADILOW Hiwot Adilow […]

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Brunel Prize 2018 Poems Review | Part 1: Nour Kamel and Gbenga Adeoba

Last week, we announced our inaugural Brunel Prize Poems Review Series. Our reviews of the poems shortlisted for the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize begins with readings of entries by Nour Kamel and Gbenga Adeoba, by Brittle Paper writer Kanyinsola Olorunninsola. NOUR KAMEL Nour Kamel is a writer based in Cairo, Egypt. She also […]

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Afrobeat Broke My Heart | By Kanyinsola Olorunnisola | Poetry

Sometimes I wake up and my body tastes like rum; that is how you know I have gone looking for love again from women who do not know how to exist in daylight. That is not the point. Those mornings when my head hurts from a hangover and my splintered heart gathers itself back into […]

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Dystopia Takes Centre Stage in Nnedi Okorafor’s Al Jazeera Interview

Dystopian fiction has become increasingly popular among African readers. The success of such writers as Nnedi Okorafor, Khaled Towfik, Lauren Beukes, and Dayo Adewunmi Ntwari shows that African writers are responding to this interest. So when Al Jazeera held a talkshow featuring four artist exploring dystopian aesthetic forms: Ron Charles, Marie Lu, Fabrice Monteiro and […]

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New Generation | By Kanyinsola Olorunnisola | An African Poem

  two languages war for the attention of our tongue, foreign cities take shelter in our ever-willing eyes, we carry another man’s history on our bald heads, our native prayers are sent to shrines of alien gods, the disappointment of a new note after a caesura. though life is cruel to black boys like our […]

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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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