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Four African Novelists to Follow on Instagram

  African novelists are hip to changing trends. We saw how Teju Cole conquered Twitter. Lately, I’ve been hearing about the wonderful things Lauren Beukes is doing with DC Comics. And if you’ve not head about Adichie’s fashion collaboration with Vogue UK, you’re clearly living under a rock. So it’s no surprise that, for some African […]

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Wonder Woman in Soweto! | Lauren Beukes Gives African Spin to DC Comic’s Superhero

We know and love Lauren Beukes for spine-tingling urban fantasies like Zoo City, The Shining Girls, and Broken Monsters. Well, it appears there’s even more reason to love South Africa’s “darling of speculative fiction.” Thanks to Beukes’ literary awesomeness, the lasso-wielding Wonder Woman is getting an African make-over. Wonder Woman is still hanging out with Batman […]

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Quotes from Five African Women Writers to Help You Jumpstart Your Writing Dreams

The month of March—Women’s History Month—has been great, but it’s coming to an end We invite you to join us in celebrating African women writers who inspire us with their work and their wisdom. Nnedi Okorafor (Nigerian), author of Lagoon.  Don’t talk about writing. Don’t whine about writing. Don’t spend all your time obsessing over who wins […]

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This May Not Be News But… | African Literary Gossip Vol. 1 | Adichie, Selasi, Lalami, Abani, and More

#AFricanLiteraryGossip is a compilation of offbeat news and tidbits on African authors and their social media life. Enjoy! ************************* 1. Moroccan novelist, Laila Lalami (author of A Moor’s Account), takes a selfie while getting dolled up for CBS Late Night Show. {follow on twitter: @lailalalami}   2. A few weeks ago, Nigerian author, Chris Abani (author of […]

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Your 7-Day African Literary Make-Over

Happy New Year Brittlers! What everyone needs at the start of the new year are tips on how to reinvent aspects of their lives. For people like us who love African writing—2014 may have left us a little exhausted from the whirlwind of new fiction, book festivals, and social-media drama. I’ve put together a 7-day treatment […]

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African Literature On Instragram | Teju Cole, Binyavanga, Selasi, Soyinka, Lauren Beukes, Adichie, and More

It’s Friday! And as usual, I like keeping it light and fun at Brittle Paper. Here are a few African literary things I found on Instragram. Cheers to the weekend! Lots of cool stuff in store for you all through next week. See you on Monday!  

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What Does Your Favorite African Novel Say About You?

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe You are a vintage soul. You like old things. Stories about lost, ruined worlds is  your favorite kind of tragedy. While you’re not entirely nostalgic, the past does hold, for you, a fair amount of aura. You are not much of a talker, not because you are shy or introverted […]

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Bernardine Evaristo: Your Guide to All Eight Books by the Booker Prize Winner

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While better known in the African literary scene as the founder of the massively influential Brunel International African Poetry Prize, […]

TJ Benson’s Forthcoming Novel, The Madhouse, Follows a Troubled Family Across Four Decades

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The Nigerian writer TJ Benson has a new novel set to be published by Masobe Books in 2020. A new […]

The Guardian UK Criticized for Headline Calling Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning Novel Obscure

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Right after Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, the UK’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

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The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, […]

The Queen of Dahomey: Episode Three | The Witches of Auchi Series | Anthony Azekwoh

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There was an old woman with a ragged scar on her cheek who lived alone on the outskirts of Dahomey. […]

Befeqadu Hailu, Ethiopian Writer-Activist & Co-founder of Zone 9 Blog, Named 2019 International Writer of Courage

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Befeqadu Hailu, the Ethiopian writer, activist, and co-founder of the Amharic-language human rights platform Zone 9 Blogging Collective, has been […]

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