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African Literature on Instagram Vol 4. | Chibundu Onuzo and the Writing Life

African Literature on Instagram is so much fun to curate. It allows us to tell the story of contemporary African fiction through images. [Click HERE to see the ones you’ve missed] This week’s edition welcomes Chibundu Onuzo, the newest inductee into the African literary instagang. You can find her at @chibundu.onuzo. Onuzo is a UK-based Nigerian […]

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Video | Nigerian Novelist Chibundu Onuzo Partners with Global Cosmetic Brand Clinique

Chibundu Onuzo has always inspired us with her no-slouch, ambitious approach to things. So we are not at all surprised that top cosmetic brand Clinique featured her in their #faceforward campaign. Onuzo became a Faber and Faber signee at 18, making her the youngest writer to be signed by the major publishing powerhouse. Her novel […]

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Exclusive Brittle Paper Interview | Chibundu Onuzo Speaks About Her New Novel, Nollywood, And Lagos As A City of Romance

Interesting stuff keeps coming out of the Nigerian literary scene, the most recent of which is the publication of Chibundu Onuzu’s Spider King’s Daughter by prestigious British publishing house, Faber and Faber.  Spider King’s Daughter is a dark love story set in Nigeria’s megalopolis, Lagos. From the moment I started reading the novel, I knew […]

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Book Review: A Lagos Romance

It’s near impossible to read a  novel in one sitting these days. Between twitter, Facebook, and real life, who has the time and focus it takes to do such a thing? But a few days ago, I read Chibundu Onuzo’s  The Spider King’s Daughter in one blow. Not an extraordinary feat, though, since Spider King’s Daughter is an irresistible […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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