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Nigeria Through The Lens | Benneth Nwankwo’s Richly-Textured Documentary Photographs

Nigerian photographer Benneth Nwankwo is working on a documentary street photography project. Titled Nigeria Through the Lens, the project sees him shooting remarkable photos of places in the country. “I’m documenting photographs that champion Nigeria’s culture and diversity,” he explains in an email to Brittle Paper. “I hope to work with a small number of successful artists […]

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Check Out Nigerian Writer TJ Benson’s Striking Collection of Photography

Nigerian writer TJ Benson is also a photographer. On Instagram, he sells his photographs—a striking collection in which his subjects are given a second life. TJ Benson’s short story, “Tea,” was first runner-up for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize and was shortlisted for the Brittle Paper Award for Fiction. TJ Benson’s early photography […]

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Bye, Bye Bare Walls! | Lidudumalingani is Now Selling Prints of His Photographs

South African writer and photographer Lidudumalingani now has an Instagram storefront where he sells prints of his photographs. Lidudumalingani first stole our hearts when his short story “Memories We Lost” won him the 2016 Caine Prize for African Fiction. We’ve since kept an eye on his work, including his photographs, which he shares on Instagram […]

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Teju Cole Writes the Longest Sentence Ever Published by The New York Times

  When a writer who is also a photographer writes a piece about photography, one can only expect wonderful things. In his new essay titled “Still Lives That Won’t Hold Still”, Open City author Teju Cole pays homage to the late renowned photographer Marie Cosindas, who passed away in May at the age of 93. […]

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Teju Cole’s Blind Spot Features an Unusual Blend of Text and Images

Teju Cole, that master of all intellectual trades, has a new book out. An unusual book. Even though Cole has had a successful career as a photographer, he is most widely known for his literary works. But with this new book, these two somewhat warring vocations unite in a visual art project that The Guardian is […]

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Searching for “the Poetry of a Moment” | Interview with Eloghosa Osunde | by Kola Tubosun

  The Invisible Borders road trip is almost over, after having traversed much of Nigeria, from Lagos to Benin to Aba to Maiduguri and Kano. Today, I talk with writer and photographer Eloghosa Osunde, one of the participants of the road trip. *** It’s nice to talk to you today. Tell me a bit about […]

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Teju Cole Criticizes Coldplay for Making India “Colorful Backdrop to Fantasies of Western Visitors”

Teju Cole’s photography column in the New York Times is still going strong. In the most recent article titled, “A Too-Perfect Picture,” Cole draws attention to Coldplay’s recent video as an example of visual productions that “edit” out reality in favor of a picture-perfect, touristy idea of life. The track in question is titled “Hymn […]

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Foodie Photographer

Ainehi asked me to write a little blurb for the re-launch of her blog. So I thought I would try and come up with something fun about my self, my cooking, and photography. Finding Photography: My journey to things I love doing started in the crazy weight loss inducing days of grad school. Seriously, if […]

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To mark BRITTLE PAPER‘s 7th anniversary in 2017, we organised two conversations on our Facebook page. The second, themed “Un-Silencing […]

#LIPFest18 | Register for Poetry Workshops with Kwame Dawes, Nick Makoha, Lebo Mashile, and Yomi Sode 

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The 2018 Lagos International Poetry Festival (#LIPFest18) is offering workshops by some of the biggest names in contemporary African poetry. Much-honoured […]

The Freedom Artist, Ben Okri’s New Novel Forthcoming in January 2019, Is a Rallying Call in a Post-Truth Society

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Ben Okri has a new novel forthcoming in January 2019. The Nigerian novelist-poet-essayist, who is the only black African to […]

Nuruddin Farah’s 14th Novel, North Of Dawn, Explores the Lives of Somali Immigrants in Norway and Experiences of Religion and Jihadism

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Celebrated Somali writer Nuruddin Farah’s new novel will be out on 4 December 2018. The 384-page North of Dawn, forthcoming […]

Literary Prizes and the Decisions of Writers

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Maryse Conde, the French-Guadeloupean author of I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem (1986), Segu (1987), A Season in Rihata (1988), […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Turns 15: The Best Moments of a Modern Classic

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“It wasn’t the first novel I wrote,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told the audience at the University of Nairobi, during her […]

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