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Join Us Today as We Host Nigeria’s Crime Thriller Author Obinna Udenwe | Visit Brittle Paper to Ask Him Anything!

Today, Brittle Paper plays host to Nigerian author Obinna Udenwe. We are the third stop in his week-long blog tour publicizing the Nigerian edition of his conspiracy crime thriller titled Satans and Shaitans. I know you have questions about everything—from the provocative title of the book to the very idea of a Nigerian crime thriller—and, […]

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Holy Sex Wins Best Short Story Series at the 2015 Nigerian Writers Awards

This weekend had me smiling to the moon and back. Holy Sex, the super-popular story series written by Obinna Udenwe and published here on Brittle Paper won the Nigerian Writers Award for best short story series. {Click here to read the first episode} The Nigerian Writers Awards rewards writers and other industry stakeholders for the work […]

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Review | Obinna Udenwe Explores Marital Infidelity in African Households | By Udo Okoronkwo-Chukwu

“Bedfellows,” a short story by Obinna Udenwe, tells a fascinating tale about a woman named Agnes whose unfaithfulness leads to the break-up of her marriage. After her husband leaves for Tanzania on a volunteer mission, Agnes begins an affair with a doctor. Agnes’ son who witnesses the illicit affair is also the narrator of the story. […]

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Obinna Udenwe’s Satans and Shaitans Set to Thrill Nigerian Readers

Nigerian readers will soon be able to share in the fun of reading Obinna Udenwe’s conspiracy crime thriller Satans and Shaitans. The novel was published a year ago by UK-based publisher Jacaranda Books. A few weeks ago, news came that AMAB Books and Publisher had signed a deal to make the books available to Nigerian readers. […]

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Bedfellows | By Obinna Udenwe | An African Story

Your mother was having an affair with a man in his late sixties who had just returned from Equatorial Guinea and never stopped talking endlessly about life over there. He would arrive at your father’s house in the evening, just before dinner was ready. He would remove his shoes inside the house and place them […]

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Making African Literature Look and Feel Cool One Blogpost at a Time

For almost 5 years, we’ve used Brittle Paper to share our love and passion for African fiction and literary culture. Our reward? Keeping you enthusiastic about African literature. That’s why it warmed our hearts to no end when we found this on one of our favorite African blogs: What does novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie eat when […]

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Holy Sex: Episode 1 | Obinna Udenwe | Nigerian Church Erotica

Your pastor secretes holy milk. That is the story being whispered by everyone in the church—choristers, ushers, and the women. They say he is God’s anointed. A man anointed by God must have all his body parts and fluid blessed, too. With just a wave of his hands, people fall in multitudes, and when he […]

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A Rush of Blood to the Brain | By Obinna Udenwe | An African Story

You are an assassin. Some of your patrons call you a killer. Others call you a murderer, hit man, thug, slayer, and all what-nots. They are free to come up with as many names as they like to define who you are and what you do. You don’t care. There is only name you love […]

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BBC Apologises to Bernardine Evaristo Over Presenter’s “Another Author” Reference, Following Twitter Backlash

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Last night, the BBC was at the receiving end of a storm on Twitter when a presenter failed to name […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Fiction: Meet The 5 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Essays & Think Pieces: Meet The 5 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, […]

The Voices I Overcame To Write Silence Is My Mother Tongue | Sulaiman Addonia

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“Do you not want to ever see me again?” my mother said to me on the phone one day in […]

Video & Photos | Echezonachukwu Nduka’s Performance & Public Lecture on African Pianism at Gateway Playhouse, New Jersey

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The poet-pianist Echezonachukwu Nduka, author of the collection Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts (2018), has been offering a reinterpretation of African […]

Tejumola Olaniyan, Eminent Professor of English and African Cultural Studies, Dies at 60

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Tejumola Olaniyan, eminent professor of English and African literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died of heart failure in Madison, […]

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