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When Art Meets Literature | Finding Literary Inspiration in Mickalene Thomas’ Art Work

I want to give a shout out to an artist whose work has inspired what I do here at Brittle Paper. Those who read Brittle Paper know how seriously I take the images that accompany every blog post. Images are not just accessories. They heighten the power of written work and help readers connect emotionally to texts. […]

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“Each Sticky Roly-poly Piece of Flesh”— Shrink by Wana Udobang | A Brittle Paper Story

 A young woman must come to terms with the conflict raging between herself, her body, and society’s perception of her body. She confesses to the reader her tortured attempts to make her body conform to the rule that it won’t be beautiful until it shrinks. Wana’s writing is lush and delicate with just the right amount of […]

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Is This A Riddle, A Puzzle, Or A Legal Conundrum? | Tales By Tutuola

   There was a man who had three wives, these three wives loved him so much that they were following him to wherever he wanted to go, and the husband loved them as well. One day, this man was going to another town which was very far away, and his three wives followed him. But […]

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The Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

Brittle Paper's Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

The year 2019 was full. While it is gone, its books are not. In December, we released our list of […]

The Caine Prize Enters Major 3-Year Partnership with The AKO Foundation, Becomes The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

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PRESS RELEASE: The AKO Foundation Offers Major Support to The Caine Prize for African Writing London, 29 January 2020 – […]

Apply to Be Logistics Manager for Book Buzz Foundation, Ake Festival, & Kaduna Festival

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Book Buzz Foundation, the NGO behind the Ake Arts and Book Festival and the Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, is […]

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

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Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga on Reading Namwali Serpell, Zukiswa Wanner, & Why Ben Okri’s Latest Novel Is Like a Creative Writing Course

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The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was recent featured in The Guardian‘s “Books That Made Me” series, in which authors answer […]

We Wait for You | Femi Ayo-Tubosun | Fiction

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BOTTLES AND GUNS are our way of life. When you travel on lonely roads, you look for us in every […]

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