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Tag Archives: Yasunari Kawabata

The Dangers of Being Beautiful and Asleep

What happens at night? When we sleep at night, how are we sure that the world remained just like it was right before we closed our eyes?  The pillows may still be there. The picture frame may still be hanging on the wall. And the glass of water on the night stand still half-full. But […]

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The Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

Brittle Paper's Top 15 Debut Books of 2019

The year 2019 was full. While it is gone, its books are not. In December, we released our list of […]

The Caine Prize Enters Major 3-Year Partnership with The AKO Foundation, Becomes The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

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PRESS RELEASE: The AKO Foundation Offers Major Support to The Caine Prize for African Writing London, 29 January 2020 – […]

Apply to Be Logistics Manager for Book Buzz Foundation, Ake Festival, & Kaduna Festival

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Book Buzz Foundation, the NGO behind the Ake Arts and Book Festival and the Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, is […]

Event | Bernardine Evaristo & Marlon James in Conversation at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

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Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga on Reading Namwali Serpell, Zukiswa Wanner, & Why Ben Okri’s Latest Novel Is Like a Creative Writing Course

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The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was recent featured in The Guardian‘s “Books That Made Me” series, in which authors answer […]

We Wait for You | Femi Ayo-Tubosun | Fiction

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BOTTLES AND GUNS are our way of life. When you travel on lonely roads, you look for us in every […]

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