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Bernardine Evaristo is the First Woman of Color to Top UK Fiction Paperback Chart

Bernardine Evaristo stays winning. Just yesterday, she made history as the first female writer of color to top the UK fiction paperback chart. Since snagging the coveted Booker Prize in 2019, her acclaimed novel Girl, Woman, Other has won tons of awards and appeared on numerous “best of” lists and shortlists. Recently, Girl, Woman, Other […]

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Namwali Serpell and Marlon James Emerge Winners of Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

The winners of the 40th Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced. Among the winners across 14 categories are the Zambian novelist Namwali Serpell and Booker Prize-winning Jamaican author Marlon James. Serpell, who was nominated in two categories: the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the inaugural Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, […]

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Award-Winning Novelist Marlon James Came to Madison: All the Scoop + Photos

The Madison Public Library hosted award-wining author Marlon James on February 13. In spite of the midwestern winter windchill, students, academics, and members of the public showed up and filled up the room to capacity. The toast of the night was James’ new book Black Leopard Red Wolf, a gripping fantasy story set in a […]

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Why We Should Stop Marketing Black Sci-Fi as the Black Version of White Stories

A staff writer at The Mary Sue is calling for the literary world to “stop marketing Black sci-fi as the ‘Black version’ of White Stories.” It’s something that has been mentioned here and there on blogs and social media, but Princess Weekes is forcing a necessary long look at the trend, citing the receptions of […]

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Namwali Serpell, Maaza Mengiste & Marlon James Are Finalists for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

Finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced. The Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste is nominated in the Fiction category for her second novel The Shadow King, which is set during the second Italo-Ethiopian war and centers on women who fought in it. The Zambian novelist Namwali Serpell is nominated in the Ray […]

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Event | Bernardine Evaristo & Marlon James in Conversation at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners are two of the three recent Black recipients of the prize: James won in 2015 for A Brief History of Seven Killings, the first Jamaican to do so, and Evaristo in 2019 for Girl, Woman, […]

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Negritude Is Omnipresent in African Writing: On Its Birth, Rebellion, & Perceived Disappearance | D. S. Battistoli

I Earlier this year, in the context of an English-language debate on race consciousness in Africa, the topic of the Negritude movement came up briefly. The Zimbabwean-South African writer Panashe Chigumadzi wrote in her finely-argued essay, “Why I’m No Longer Talking to Nigerians About Race,” published in Africa Is a Country: Wọlé Sóyinká had been […]

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Win Copies of Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf in Narrative Landscape Press’ Ongoing Competition

Narrative Landscape Press, the Nigerian publishers of Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf, recently announced a competition which will see successful participants win copies of the novel. This competition will run through the month of April. Excerpts from the book will be posted on our Medium page with links to the page published on our social […]

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  I slipped through today. When it gets hard, remind me it’s not suicidal to live. Tell me of hope, […]

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In the cool of the evening you met him. At a pub, a corner all by himself, gulping down shots […]

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a software engineer, artist and writer who developed a new system for Igbo writing called the Ńdébé […]

All About Nsah Mala’s Cameroonian Children’s Book Coming Out in Spring 2021

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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