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Exclusive Extract from Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms, comes out November 10. Two publishing powerhouses—Parresia and Cassava Republic—are coming together to publish the novel in Nigeria and the UK, respectively. Set in a conservative Hausa society, Season of Crimson Blossoms tells the story of a 55 year old widow who has an illicit affair with […]

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Sex in African Novels Pt. 2: “I Found Her Stretched Out Naked On The Bed.”

On a night such as this momentous deeds occur. This was the  night of reckoning. I walked from the station to the house carrying my overcoat over my arm, for my body was burning hot and the sweat poured from my forehead. Though ice crackled under my shoes, yet I sought the cold. Where was […]

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How Keen Are African Novelists on Sex?

Chimamanda Adichie has often told the story of the Lagos dentist who chided her for writing about sex in Half of a Yellow Sun. Here is how she puts it in a recent interview:  “This woman wrote me a very lovely email, this woman who is a dentist in Lagos and she said, ‘Chimamanda you […]

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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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