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A Matatu, a Blind Date, and a Haughty Girl | by Kimuyu Kariuki | An African Story

I’m running late. I have just lied to baba again. I do that a lot nowadays. Baba doesn’t understand that I am a girl and that a girl has needs. I have to look like Barbie—the one beside my bed. That’s the only way I’ll find my prince charming. My prince charming? I’m smiling as […]

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Kanyambus Nightmare | by Kimuyu Kariuki | An African Story

Mutiso has just caved into our house. He was fixing the roof, and he didn’t know the roof was made of clay. He has created a big hole in the roof, and mom is laughing uncontrollably. Chagrined Mutiso is still in shock. It happened so fast, but he’s unhurt. Dad has a side smile. He […]

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An Argentinian Crocheter Made a Doll of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. We Interviewed Her.

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Fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie may have heard that earlier this year, she gave a keynote speech at Chile’s Future […]

Tomi Adeyemi Brings Black Girl Magic and Nigerian Excellence to Maison Valentino

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Last week, Italian fashion house Maison Valentino premiered its short film series entitled “In Conversation With” on YouTube featuring Nigerian-American […]

Between Colours, Senses, Words and Worlds: Harry Garuba’s Transition | Katleho Kano Shoro | Poetry

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For Professor Harry Garuba You are in a lime green, waterproof jacket hooded. Restlessly standing on the pavement— overhead: grey […]

Laila Lalami’s Forthcoming Memoir Conditional Citizens Recounts Her Journey from Moroccan Immigrant to U.S. Citizen

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Moroccan-American author Laila Lalami has a new book forthcoming on April 28, 2020 from Pantheon Books. Titled Conditional Citizens, the […]

Neighbors (A Quarantine-Themed Fiction) | E. C. Osondu

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My neighbor Vinny Capriani is a great neighbor. I’m happy to have him as one. I live in a state […]

Tope Folarin and Nnamdi Ehirim Longlisted for the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novel Award

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Tope Folarin and Nnamdi Ehirim are both on the longlist of the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novel Award. The annual […]

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