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Artists In Residency: Sisonke Msimang, Ayobami Adebayo, Mona Eltahawy, Biyi Bandele, Yemisi Aribisala Lead 2018 Shortlists

The Artists in Residency (AIR) programme has announced its 2018 shortlists, and included on the 28-name lists are: Sisonke Msimang, author of the memoir Always Another Country (2017) and winner of the 2017 Brittle Paper Award for Essays/Think Pieces; Mona Eltahaway, author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2015); Ayobami Adebayo, author […]

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The Gourmand Awards Shortlist Is Out, and Yemisi Aribisala Is Up for Best Food Writer

Yemisi Aribisala’s Longthroat Memoirs, which won the John Avery Award last year, is in the running for yet another high-profile award. The book has been shortlisted for the Gourmand Awards, a.k.a. oscars of food awards, in the Food Writing category. The prestigious Gourmand Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau and honor the best food and […]

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Yemisi Aribisala’s John Avery Award Win Puts African Food Writing on World Map

Late last year, we announced that Yemisi Aribisala’s Longthroat Memoirs had been shortlisted for an Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Award. Well, we are delighted to announce that Aribisala took home the John Avery Award, making her the first African to win the award. This win also puts Aribisala in the company of culinary celebrities like Jamie […]

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Join Us Today as We Host Yemisi Aribisala, Author of Longthroat Memoirs

We are delighted to host Yemisi Aribisala, the author of Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex, and Nigerian Tastebuds. Brittle Paper is the first stop in her week-long blog tour publicizing her amazing new book of essay about Nigerian food and culinary culture. As promised, we have an exclusive peek into the book. Scroll down to read […]

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Yemisi Aribisala Announces Dates for Online Book Tour

When you encounter a book titled Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex, and Nigerian Tastebuds, you stop everything you’re doing and read it. We can’t give you a copy of the book just yet, but we have the next best thing: a live conversation with the author, Yemisi Aribisala, Nigeria’s foremost epicurean. Beginning right here on Brittle Paper […]

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The Pleasure of Great Prose | Review of Sarah L. Manyika’s Like a Mule | by Yemisi Aribisala

Sarah Ladipo Manyika is a virtuoso at offering the gentle word that can break a bone. Her defiance in written words is as dense and mined as rich fruitcake. Her publishers, Cassava Republic Press urge us to read her new book Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun for the protagonist, Dr. Morayo’s […]

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Why Yemisi Aribisala’s Essay About Pepper Has Everyone Talking

Yemisi Aribisala’s post about pepper…yes pepper!…is a dream. It was the social-media hit of the weekend, and here is why. Food, as you know, is that happy place where necessity meets pleasure. We eat to live and to titillate our senses. But like some things in life–sex, for example—the desire for food or the pleasure […]

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Celebrating African Love Stories! | Ankara Press Launches 14-Story Valentine’s Day Anthology

When Cassava Republic rolled out 6 romance titles under its new imprint, Ankara Press, we thought they’d out done themselves. What else could they do to make us fall in love with African love stories? In celebration of Valentine’s Day, they’ve published a 14-story collection of love stories titled Valentine’s Day Anthology 2015—with an impressive rollcall […]

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Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity with Ellah P. Wakatama OBE (Open to Black British Writers)

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The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has launched a new scholarship aimed at providing “writers on low-income and/or from communities currently under-represented […]

Watch Joseph Adesunloye’s Documentary Film on The AKO Caine Prize

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A few weeks ago, the AKO Caine Prize organizers announced that the award dinner held at the British Library will […]

Two African Writers Featured in Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire's Poetry Featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King Visual Album (1)

Beyoncé’s new visual album Black Is King is making waves, but the exciting part is that there are two African […]

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat’s Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian Author Mihret Sibhat's Signs Book Deal for Debut Novel The History of a Difficult Child

Ethiopian author Mihret Sibhat’s debut novel The History of a Difficult Child, about “a girl child contending with familial & […]

Idza Luhumyo Wins Inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award

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Idza Luhumyo was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award. The award […]

Video | Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga Released After Her Arrest on July 31

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Days after Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was longlisted for the Booker Prize, she was arrested while protesting. The arrest took […]

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