23 May, 2024

Call for Submissions for the Young African Poets Anthology (Publication)

Are you between the ages of 15 and 19? Do you write poems? This is for you? Ernest Ogunyemi, together with Fiyinfoluwa Timothy Oladipo, is curating anthology of the best poems by young African poets or who are of African descent and are between the ages of 15 and 19. The anthology will be available […]

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Recommended Short Stories You Can Read Online. This Edition Features Stories by Klara Kalu, Innocent Acan Immaculate, and Edith Knight.

This week’s stories are beautiful and painful and funny; all three stories from Brittle Paper. Two from the anthologies they published this year—Go the Way Your Blood Beats, edited by Ananthi Jongilanga, and The Vanguard Book of Love Stories, edited by Nonso Anyanwu—and one from their blog. I hope you enjoy them as much as […]

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An afternoon with Ms. Ainehi Edoro

The BrittlePaper event was slated to hold in a cozy art house on a late afternoon in Lagos. Traffic was terrible as usual and I felt quite flustered when I eventually reached the venue. I’d never been there before. This cozy art house had beautiful photographs hanging on the walls. Ainehi Edoro-Glines, standing in her […]

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Work Naija: The Book of Vocations, Now Available For Free Download

Most literary enthusiasts have been talking excitedly about the newly released anthology, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations. All I’ve heard are good reports. I have just started reading my copy. And I must say that it is beautifully written and hard to put down. From its engaging introduction written by 2012 Winner of the […]

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How To Teach A Child Creative Writing

Do you want to teach a child creative writing? It is a good idea to teach a child creative writing. It is a rewarding experience when you help children develop communication skills, creativity, and a love for storytelling. Early this month, Brittle Paper published one of my non-fiction articles. It is titled “8 Ways To […]

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Olaoluwa Oni Wins Brittle Paper’s “I ❤️ African Literature” Writing Contest

Olaoluwa Oni emerges winner of the I ❤️ African Literature Writing Contest. She takes home $100 dollars. From over 170 submissions, the top five were selected and the Brittle Paper community voted for their favorite. Olaoluwa’s love letter emerged the favorite of the brittle paper community. 1. Here is what Lavinia says about Eddie Hewitt’s “A Love Letter […]

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