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Obinna Udenwe | On Being a “Writer in a Petrol-less Nation”

Obinna Udenwe’s experience is proof that a writer’s life is never divorced from the realities on ground. Those who follow Nigerian news know that Nigerians have been battling an acute problem of fuel scarcity. With petrol hard to come by, prices have skyrocketed. Going to work or conducting business in Nigerian cities has become nightmarishly […]

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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 | Obinna Udenwe | Fiction

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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