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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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Barnes & Noble Cancels Release of Diversity Covers Following Backlash

On February 3, American bookstore Barnes & Noble announced that it was teaming up with Penguin Random House to launch a series of classic books with “culturally diverse” covers. The 12 classic novels selected—including Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet, and Moby Dick—were to feature people of color on their covers. The books were meant to […]

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The Anticipated Books of 2020

The year 2019 was full. In December, we released our list of The Notable Books of 2019. In January, we released our list of The Top 15 Debut Books of 2019. Now we look ahead into 2020 with our list of the most anticipated books of the year in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The buzz […]

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Ainehi Edoro’s Feminism in African Lit Course at UW-Madison Theorizes Mona Eltahawy, Nnedi Okorafor, Titilope Sonuga, Wanuri Kahiu, & Beyonce

As part of her Spring 2020 programme, Brittle Paper founder Ainehi Edoro will be teaching a course, “Feminism in Contemporary African Literature,” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of English, where she is Assistant Professor, and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. The course, she wrote in a Facebook post, is inspired by the Egyptian […]

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Hulu Orders TV Adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti, To Be Co-written by Her & Watchmen Screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour

The American network Hulu has ordered a TV series adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor‘s novella Binti, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The show, to be run by former HBO executive Michael Ellenberg and his Media Res studio, will have its script co-written by the Naijamerican novelist and the screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour, whose credits include HBO’s Watchmen and […]

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The Artistic Philosophy of Breaking and Becoming in Nnedi Okorafor’s Memoir | Reviews by Ainehi

“Before the incident,” Nnedi Okorafor writes, “I moved about the world with a sense of ease and entitlement.” This was spring 1993 during the early years of her studies in university. She’d hoped to one day become a scientist and an athlete, but spinal fusion surgery left her paralyzed from the waist down. “Quite suddenly […]

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Nnedi Okorafor Tweets About Her Tesla Problem. Elon Musk Steps In.

Nnedi Okorafor recently ran into an issue with her newly acquired Tesla. And CEO/co-founder of Tesla Inc. Elon Musk, fresh off his short-lived hiatus from Twitter, could not resist giving her a hand. Here’s what happened. On November 1, Okorafor tweeted about how her condominium board members refused her request for an electric car charging […]

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Cover Reveal for Ikenga, Nnedi Okorafor’s Debut for Middle Grade Readers

It’s hard to keep up with Nnedi Okorafor. One minute she’s creating a TV production company for Africanfuturist stories, the next she’s winning the Nommo Award. What we’re currently excited about, though, is Okorafor’s upcoming book, Ikenga. Okorafor recently revealed the book’s cover on social media. 🚨 Cover reveal 🚨 My next novel IKENGA (due […]

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Statement: African Authors Sans Frontieres in Solidarity with African-Americans

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As African writers without borders who are connected beyond  geography with those who live in the United States of America […]

#SaveLambdaLiterary | Leading LGBTQ Literary Organization Needs Your Help

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Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a […]

Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

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Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short […]

What We Are Reading This Week | Magical Tales About Life in Northern Nigeria

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BUY Cassava | Amazon A new edition of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees is out in Cassava Shorts, a […]

Poda-Poda Stories Calls for Submissions from Sierra Leonean Writers

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Poda-Poda Stories is a new digital platform curating Sierra Leonean literature. The platform was founded by Ngozi Cole, a Sierra […]

Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light Wins the 2020 Chautauqua Prize

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Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light is the winner of the 2020 Chautauqua Prize. The Chautauqua Prize has been awarded […]

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