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The 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Awards: The Winners

The Brittle Paper Literary Awards is our way of recognizing the finest, original pieces of literature by Africans available online for free. We announced it to mark our seventh anniversary. Its five categories—Fiction ($200), Poetry ($200), Creative Nonfiction/Memoir ($200), Essays/Think Pieces ($200), and the Anniversary Award ($300) for writing published by us—reflect our efforts to […]

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The Brittle Paper Anniversary Award: Meet the Nominees

To mark our seventh anniversary on August 1, 2017, we announced the inaugural Brittle Paper Literary Awards, to recognize the finest, original pieces of African writing published online. The awards come in five categories: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Essays/Think Pieces, and the Anniversary Award for works published on our blog. The winners in the fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and essays/think pieces […]

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Announcing the Brittle Paper Literary Awards: The Shortlists

August 1, 2017 was Brittle Paper‘s seventh anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, we are launching the Brittle Paper Literary Awards, to recognize the finest, original pieces of African writing published online. The awards come in five categories: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Essays/Think Pieces, and the Anniversary Award for works published on our blog. The winners in the fiction, […]

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Schoolyard Cannibal | Nana Nkweti | Prose-Poetry

Youth makes you too apt a pupil of coarse lessons it will take decades to unlearn. Your headmistress a family television—ancient, venerable—cased in oak heavy and vast as the Encyclopedia Britannica, entire. Poor, poor pickaninny, pick a program. Poison. Drink in definitions as you sit transfixed on grainy carpet, chin on the kickstand of your […]

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Apply to BlackBird Books’ 4-Week Residency for Black Womxn Writers

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The South Africa-based publishing press Blackbird Books, in collaboration with Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative, is calling […]

Richard Akuson, Founder of A Nasty Boy, Reflects on Homophobia, Being Censored by Family, & a Personal Irony of Queer Pride

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In 2017, the Nigerian lawyer Richard Akuson founded A Nasty Boy, a magazine that used provocative photography and fashion to […]

Helen Moffett, Editing Mentor at Short Story Day Africa, on the Necessity of Trust between Editors and Writers

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Most of the people who work behind the scenes to hold up literary institutions mostly go unacknowledged in public, their […]

British Airways under Pressure Over Mishandling of Nigerian Poet Dami Ajayi’s Stolen Laptop, Four Days After It Was Reported

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On 9 July, on a British Airways flight from London to Lagos, the Nigerian poet Dami Ajayi‘s laptop was stolen. […]

StoryBundle is Offering Ten Sci-fi Books for One Small Price

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StoryBundle is an online platform giving readers the choice to pay what they want for books. They work with authors […]

Pioneering Publisher & Editor Margaret Busby Receives the Inaugural Africa Writes Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Ghanaian-born editor Margaret Busby, Britain’s first Black female book publisher and at the time its youngest, has been honoured […]

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