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Photos | Nommo Awards 2017: How Africa’s First Ever Speculative Fiction Awards Ceremony Happened

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The announcement of the winners of the inaugural Nommo Awards took place at the ongoing 2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Nommo Awards, founded in 2016 by the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS), recognise the finest fantasy or science fiction works by Africans. The ASFS is a body of African writers, […]

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Goodreads Awards 2017: Vote Chimamanda Adichie’s “Dear Ijeawele” and Nnedi Okorafor’s “Home” in the Final Round

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Earlier this month we announced the online voting for Goodreads’ 2017 awards. The first round saw nominations for four authors having massively successful years—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions in the Nonfiction Category, Nnedi Okorafor’s Home in the Science Fiction Category, Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls […]

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Video | Watch Nnedi Okorafor’s TED Global Talk on Science Fiction and Africa’s Future

Months ago we announced that Nnedi Okorafor had been named a TED Global Speaker for the 2017 conference in Arusha, Tanzania. Now a video of her talk, titled “Sci-Fi Stories That Imagine a Future Africa,” has been uploaded by TED. In it, she talks, for nine minutes, about science fiction and Africa’s future. In three […]

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Goodreads Awards 2017: Vote for Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor, Lesley Arimah and Ayobami Adebayo

Goodreads has announced nominations for its 2017 awards, and four authors having massively successful years—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor, Lesley Nneka Arimah and Ayobami Adebayo—are nominated. The awards are voted for by readers. Nnedi Okorafor, who has exploded onto a new level of fame this year, is nominated in the Science Fiction Category for Home, […]

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The Manchester Review’s Issue 18 Is All African Speculative Fiction, Featuring Nnedi Okorafor and Lauren Beukes

The Manchester Review has dedicated its entire Issue 18 to speculative fiction from Africa, and among the contributors are Nnedi Okorafor and Lauren Beukes. Read: Nnedi Okorafor, Igoni Barrett, Tendai Huchu, Lesley Nneka, Ntone Edjabe Lead Inaugural Nommo Awards Shortlist of 19 With an introduction by Geoff Ryman, the issue is divided into six Parts. In Part […]

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Meet Omi, the First Yoruba Character in the Star Wars Anthology Series

Nnedi Okorafor is known for building fictional worlds from elements drawn from African culture and narratives. Her recent contribution to the Star Wars: From a Point of View anthology is no different. To celebrate the 4oth anniversary of the Star Wars series, a group of writers were commissioned to write stories from the point of […]

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Nnedi Okorafor Lands Yet Another High-profile Deal with Marvel Comics

In the wake of her HBO deal and a comic short with Marvel’s Vernomverse imprint, Okorafor lands yet another high-profile deal with Marvel. The highly anticipated Black Panther movies comes out next year on February 9. To keep fans excited about the release, Marvel has asked the Hugo and Nebula award wining novelist Okorafor to […]

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George R. R. Martins: “We’ve Found Our Scriptwriter for Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death?”

Dear Brittle Paperians, we are beyond delighted to announce that there is FINALLY an update on HBO’s Adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death. We were one of the first sites to break the news about Okorafor’s fantasy novel finding a new home on HBO as a television series. If you recall, we also promised to […]

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The 21 Writers Shortlisted for the 2017 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships

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The 2017 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship shortlist has been announced and there are 21 writers on it. The Miles Morland […]

Photos | #AkeFest17: Cameroon-Nigeria Literary Exchange Participants in Roundtable Conversation

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The 2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival took place from 14–18 November 2017, in Abeokuta, Nigeria. One of the event’s […]

Teju Cole’s “Blind Spot” Is One of TIME’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017

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Teju Cole’s Blind Spot has been named among TIME‘s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017. The book, a beguiling blend […]

#ThrowBack | In Conversation: Nuruddin Farah and Kwame Anthony Appiah

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In 2004, Somalian novelist Nuruddin Farah and Ghanaian philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah sat for a conversation published in BOMB magazine. […]

Aminatta Forna’s Fourth Novel, “Happiness,” Arrives March 2018

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Among writers of her generation, Aminatta Forna belongs in the higher ranks of critical acclaim. With her work translated into […]

Wasafiri Magazine Releases “Issue 92: Winter 2017,” Featuring Ellah Allfrey, Nadifa Mohamed and Ayobami Adebayo

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Wasafiri, the UK’s leading literary magazine for international voices, has released its “Issue 92: Winter 2017.” Founded in 1984 by its current […]

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