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On Adichie | From Bookshop Clapback to Post-colonial Theory Shade: What Really Happened in Paris?

On the 25th of January, Award-winning novelist and acclaimed feminist writer Chimamanda Adichie was in Paris to attend The Night of Ideas, a cross-continental cultural event held by the Institut Francais at the Quai d’Orsay. One of the events scheduled for the day was Adichie being interviewed by French journalist Caroline Broué. Broué is an […]

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Writing About Gayness, Blackness and Jazz in 1920s Harlem and Paris | Interview with Joe Okonkwo, Author of Jazz Moon

Joe Okonkwo’s debut novel, Jazz Moon, came out in June of this year. Described by David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl, as “passionate, alive, and original,” it follows a gay male poet’s journey in the 1920s from the American South to Harlem and then to Paris, handling complexities of character when impacted by art and love […]

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The Paris Pilgrimage or Hunting Hemingway | By Oris Aigbokhaevbolo | An Essay

  I The waitress, blond, smiling, set down a glass of Grimsberger Rouge as chatter from within the glass-bound café sailed to where I sat on the pavement, waiting for Claudia, my friend and longsuffering tour guide. She was within looking for a board game. I forget the name of the café. But it could […]

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Wole Soyinka Lists 7 Weird Things Parisians Do With Baguette

A few weeks ago, we dug deep into the Soyinka archive and found the transcript of a radio show he did in 1960 about his visit to Paris. We made a post based on this find and titled it “Soyinka’s Guide to Paris.” {Read it HERE} Since you loved it so much, we decided to bring […]

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Wole Soyinka’s Guide to Paris

Wole Soyinka did a bit of hustling when he returned to Nigeria in the late ’50s, after his time at Leeds University. He dabbled into a lot of things, one of which was writing plays aired on Radio Nigeria. But in 1960, he landed his own weekly radio show. The show was called “Talking Through Your […]

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Ukamaka Olisakwe’s Forthcoming Novel, Ogadinma, Is a Feminist Story Set in ’80s Nigeria

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The Nigerian writer Ukamaka Olisakwe is set to release a new novel. Titled Ogadinma, or Everything Will Be All Right, […]

Resoketswe Manenzhe Wins 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for Her Novel, Scatterlings

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The 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has been awarded to the South African writer Resoketswe Manenzhe for her novel Scatterlings. […]

Down River Road, a New Print & Online Magazine Exploring the Alternative in Literature, Music, & Visual Art, Calls for Submissions to Second Issue

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A new Nairobi-based print and online magazine, down river road, is exploring the margins, the shifting centers, and the new […]

Dr Stella Nyanzi Wins Appeal at Ugandan Court, Regains Freedom, But Is Possibly Re-arrested

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Dr Stella Nyanzi is free. The academic, feminist and queer rights advocate has been in prison for criticising Uganda’s long-serving […]

Apply for This Fully-funded Creative Writing Scholarship at the University of East Anglia, Sponsored by the Miles Morland Foundation

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The Miles Morland Foundation African Writers’ Scholarship is currently accepting accepting applications for its 2020 program. It is an initiative […]

Chinelo Okparanta Recalls Her First Teenage Crush

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“I was 16 years old, nearly 17, when a boy first expressed interest in me. Or, maybe it was that […]

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