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Keeping Up With Chimamanda’s Swanky Wardrobe

Adichie officially asked us to care about what she wears and how she looks when she did the fashion manifesto bit  in Elle Magazine and sent in her photos for consideration as Fashion Bombshell of the Day. I can’t say we were not a bit surprised by such a bold move. But the author of Americanah […]

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Taiye Selasi on Weathering Romantic Disasters and Loving Vera Wang

We currently have a crush on Taiye Selasi. Don’t judge. We are simply captivated by the portrait of a woman who carries her literary profession and her love for fashion with such grace and elegance. {Check out her recent high profile photo shoot HERE} Women like Selasi refuse to choose between intellectual prowess and a commitment to high fashion. Nothing absurd […]

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Wow! Taiye Selasi is Beyond Stunning in Valentino Cape, Cartier Ring, Fillipi Minicoat, and More

Clearly, in the world of contemporary African fiction, being a brilliant novelist is no excuse for looking frumpy. A few weeks ago, it was Chimamanda Adichie proclaiming, with the force and clarity of a manifesto: “A smart woman can love fashion.” In a recent feature in the Italian magazine, La Republicca, Taiye Selasi takes this […]

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Namwali Serpell Wins the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Award for The Old Drift

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Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift have been awarded the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, one of US’ top awards that seek […]

Nnamdi Ehirim’s Debut Novel, Prince of Monkeys, Is a Powerful Portrait of Friendship, Religion, & Politics in ’80s-90s Nigeria

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The Nigerian novelist Nnamdi Ehirim’s debut, Prince of Monkeys, was published by Counterpoint Press exactly a year ago, on 2 […]

Nadifa Mohamed’s Third Novel, The Fortune Men, Based on the True Story of Mahmood Mattan’s Wrongful Execution in Wales, Set for 2021 Release

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The publishing press Viking has acquired the Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed’s third novel, The Fortune Men, set in 1950s Cardiff […]

Goretti Kyomuhendo Appointed to Commonwealth Foundation’s Advisory Governorship for Africa Region

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The Ugandan writer Goretti Kyomuhendo, Director of African Writers Trust (AWT), has been appointed Civil Society Advisory Governor by Commonwealth […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Latest Short Story, Her 12th Published, Is a Juicy Satire on Gender, Race, & Academia

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She might have eight books published, seven of which are novels, but Bernardine Evaristo is not so much of a […]

University of East Anglia Marks 50th Anniversary of Creative Writing with Project Exploring Interface of Literature and Technology

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PRESS RELEASE University of East Anglia Launches Landmark 50th Anniversary Project – Storytelling in a Digital Age The University of […]

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