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What Friendship Does | by Joel Ighalo | An African Story

It wasn’t until the cemetery workers began to shovel mounds of earth into the grave that Omolewa realized that Damope had truly gone out of her life. “Gone to be with the lord,” the officiating minister said, crossing himself solemnly. Even when the church choir sang, “Jerusalem on high… My home when I die. The […]

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Cruel Karma | by Nduka Ekeh | An African Story

It’s been over a month since you started dating Nonso. The first time you saw him was at the restaurant where you work as a waitress, after serving him the meal he ordered, you observed from the counter where you were standing that his attention was divided between his food and your slender figure. His […]

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We Must Fight Rape Culture | Teju Cole Reacts to the Bill Cosby Controversy

The New Yorker recently covered the Bill Cosby rape controversy. The piece, which has since gone viral, features the testimonies of 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault. If you haven’t read the piece, please do! [read HERE] It will leave you puzzled, saddened, and angry. A couple of days ago, Teju Cole reacted […]

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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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