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A Confession in Three Movements | By Moyosore Orimoloye | Poetry

And he who has none, even that which he has shall be taken from him. – Mark 4:25b. I Brethren, I know this message to be true. I was seventeen and had just lost love— to fellows like you. Immediately, in fulfillment of the Word, a door of losses opened unto me. She cited studies […]

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On Ngugi | by Moyosore Orimoloye | African Poetry

  Ngugi, the Kenyan griot, sat us down one cold evening at Kuto and told us about the day Silone said our savage languages had no more than two or three words in vocabulary. Ngugi told us he sprung to his feet like Amalinze the cat, to defend us, to defend these packets of rhythm […]

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Semantic Shifts in Yoruba Language: The Case of Gbéra | By Moyosore Orimoloye

A lot of semantic changes in the English language have now stayed long enough for the original meanings of the words to slowly fade. Semantic changes or shifts—the evolution of the usage of words—are in a way necessary for the evolution of a language to adapt to the linguistic necessities of simultaneously evolving cultures. I […]

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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What Do You Say When You’re Leaving? | Sochi Azuh | Poetry

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  You liked the tease of an open door drawing you in To the rumour of something less complicated than […]

This Essay Collection is a South Africa-Inspired Feminist Anthem for All Women

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In the era of #metoo and #timesup, we are, more than ever before, in need of writing that deepens our […]

WATCH | Feyisayo Anjorin’s Novel, Kasali’s Africa, Has Book Trailers

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Feyisayo Anjorin’s new novel Kasali’s Africa has a book trailer. A book trailer does what a film trailer does: offer […]

Writing in Migration | Photos from the Festival of African Writers in Berlin

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Last month, the Nigerian-German novelist Olumide Popoola, author of When We Speak of Nothing, curated a star-studded festival of African writers in […]

In Poetry: Prizes and Politics | Ebenezer Agu

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Right after the Brunel International African Poetry Prize released its 2018 shortlist, a friend walked into my Facebook inbox to […]

EVENT | Poets In Nigeria 2018 NSPP Awards Ceremony at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu

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Poets in Nigeria (PIN), which runs the Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize (NSPP), will be holding its 2018 Awards Ceremony at […]

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