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Watch | Panel on the Theme of Isolation in the Writings of Wole Soyinka and James Joyce

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On June 16, the Embassy of Ireland in Abuja hosted a discussion panel in celebration of Bloomsday. For those who are not familiar with the term, Bloomsday is the commemoration of the life and works of the great Irish writer James Joyce. The discussion panel, titled “From Joyce to Soyinka,” featured linguist Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún and […]

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Event | Discussion Panel on James Joyce and Wole Soyinka’s Works in Celebration of Bloomsday

The Embassy of Ireland in Abuja is hosting a discussion panel in celebration of Bloomsday. Bloomsday is the commemoration of the life and works of the great Irish writer James Joyce. Every year on June 16, fans all over the world celebrate Joyce’s extraordinary life and the global impact of his writing. The discussion panel, […]

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African Literature Goes to Netflix! Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Shoneyin’s Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives are Headed to the Big Screen

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives are the latest to join the line up of African fiction headed to the big screen. The announcement was made on Twitter earlier today by Netflix Naija, the Nigerian arm of the online streaming platform. Netflix Naija is partnering with Nigerian media […]

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Brittle Paper Quote of the Week — Wole Soyinka

  The Quote of the Week is by Wole Soyinka: “The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.” The quote is drawn from his prison memoirs The Man Died.  Wishing you all a great week!

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8 Trilogies by African Writers That Will Fill Up All That Lockdown Time

One of the best things about literature is its ability to transport you into a world removed from your own. But what’s probably even better is when you, as a reader, get to dwell in that world over the course of not one, but three, books. Here, we’re listing eight trilogies by African writers that […]

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Wole Soyinka Shows Up in Court in Solidarity with Arrested Journalists Omoyele Sowore & Olawale Bakare

Wole Soyinka appeared at the Federal High Court in Abuja today, reports the Nigerian newspaper Punch, to show solidarity with Omoyele Sowore, the Nigerian journalist, Sahara Reporters publisher, and 2019 presidential candidate who has been in custody since convening the #RevolutionNow movement. Also on trial along with Sowore is Olawale Bakare. Soyinka arrived at 8:50 […]

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Petina Gappah on Being Influenced by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Admiring Teju Cole & Zadie Smith, & Why Her Livingstone Novel Took 20 Years

Petina Gappah has a new interview in The Guardian UK, and in it she talks about her most recent book, the novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light (2019), which tells the story of the people who carried the 19th century explorer David Livingstone’s body to the ocean. She explains her research process, how she created […]

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It Is 50 Years Since Nigeria’s Biafran War: Here Are Books to Read

In July 1967, the then seven-year-old state of Nigeria went to war in its eastern region against the newly seceded state of Biafra, with a population mostly Igbo but also Ijaw, Efik, and Ibibio, among others. The 30-month conflict, which left up to two million civilians dead in the region, is the darkest moment for […]

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Ouida Books is Currently Accepting Submissions for Her New Imprint LWM (2)

Lagos-based publishing press Ouida Books is accepting submissions for its new imprint LWM. LMW is the third addition to the […]

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore is staying busy and productive. Barely a year since the release of her widely praised memoir […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga Petitions Parliament of Zimbabwe for Removal of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

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On June 19, 2020, Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested on corruption charges for engaging in an illegal 60 […]

Is This Us? The Many Holes in Nigerian-American Portrayal of the Nigerian Experience | Damilola Oyedele | Essay

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A few weeks ago, as I watched Yvonne Orji explain Nigerian slang to her audience, feelings I couldn’t immediately name […]

The Meaning of Guernica | Umar Abubakar Sidi | Poetry

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  Guernica Celebration of modern fascism Horrific devastation in the Basque town of Guernica Monochrome grisaille Crawling analysis of the […]

#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Ayesha Harruna Attah

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Over the course of Brittle Paper‘s #WeTurnToBooks series, we’ve had eye-opening conversations on Instagram Live with hugely popular novelists like […]

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