Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 5,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."
Tag Archives: relationship

The Girl Who Stayed (Trigger Warning) | By Adaeze Emecheta | Poetry

  Let me trivialize your bullshit. Come closer and whisper those lies in my ear, dear. Coo empty promises of your evolution: How you are a better man than you were yesterday. By my prediction it’ll be 2066 and our home will be peaceful, and palm trees will sway like the waists of those who […]

Read More 0 Comments

Case of the Ex… | by Kafoi Karue | A Heartbreak Manifesto

Dear Ladies, Here’s to all the girls who used to be his number one. The ones who waited all night for him to call, only to check the caller ID the next morning and be disappointed. The ones who made it through that bitter break up, dried their own tears, and moved on with their […]

Read More 3 Comments

LOVE ACTUALLY: Lovers are Ridiculous

Lovers are ridiculous. Against reality, lovers continue to believe that they can be loved the way they love. Could they possibly not know one of the most scandalous of love’s secrets? Love cannot be reciprocated and the reason lies in the difference between the lover and the beloved. Does this surprise you?  Aristotle loved the […]

Read More 3 Comments

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Kwame Dawes’s “Yard Boy”: A Powerful Poem for Our Moment

153602001522332304

Kwame Dawes recently wrote a poem titled “Yard Boy” that speaks to the recent events surrounding the death of George […]

Teju Cole’s Spotify Playlists Offer Musical Solace for These Times

PoliticsAndMore-021819-TejuCole

Among Teju Cole’s many talents is his ability to curate music that captures a mood or even the feel of […]

Petina Gappah to Write Play About the Censorship History of Dambudzo Marechera’s Novel Black Sunlight

Untitled design

Petina Gappah recently announced that she was writing a play that focuses on “the 1982 banning and unbanning” of Dambudzo […]

Oh, Blessed Bri’Land | Jedah Mayberry | Fiction

fiction brittle paper Jedah Mayberry

Bri’Land glistened at me, her brilliant display of pink sand shimmering in delight.  It would seem that I had finally, […]

Books That Go with Wine and Books That Don’t

literary lifestyle wine and books

The beverages most associated with reading are tea and coffee. But many readers love to cozy up in bed with […]

In This House | Inok Rosemary | Poetry

poetry brittle paper inok rosemary

  In this house, we sift our words, Never letting the walls hear what they shouldn’t. The fear of their […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.