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My African Book Diary | The Unlovable Serial Killer

I made the mistake of reading Broken Monsters while my husband was away for a few days playing out-of-town shows. Bad idea. Broken Monsters is a disturbing and scary piece of work. I couldn’t go back to sleep not because I feared that a ghost would pop out of the shadows. I just couldn’t get the picture […]

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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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Teju Cole’s Essay on The Disposability of Black Lives is Essential Reading for Our Current Moment

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As we mourn the death of George Floyd, whose life was brutally taken by a white police officer in Minneapolis, […]

Lolwe Needs You to Achieve its Goal of Paying Writers

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Lolwe is a literary magazine founded in January 2020 by Kenyan writer and editor Troy Onyango. One of the magazine’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other, Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other has been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Sponsored by The Orwell Foundation […]

#WeTurnToBooks Returns! Catch Nnedi Okorafor, Kiru Taye, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, & Ayesha Harruna Attah Live on Instagram

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Hey Brittle Paper readers and followers! We’re excited to announce the second installment of our #WeTurnToBooks series on Instagram Live, […]

Tomi Adeyemi Recommends 5 Books to Escape Into While You’re Social Distancing

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Wondering what’s on Tomi Adeyemi’s quarantine reading list? Adeyemi recently shared five books she is reading (and re-reading) during the […]

All the Scoop on Fiston Mujila’s Forthcoming Novel The Villain’s Dance

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Fiston Mujila’s second novel is set for a September 2020 release by France-based publishing powerhouse Éditions Métailié. It has been […]

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