English Professor and Editor of Brittle Paper, recommends five books she’s been reading.
A critical look at some of the problematic assumptions that defined African literature during the decades of its inception.
A group of Nigerian thinkers debate rapper Falz’s take on Childish Gambino’s viral “This Is America.”
In the Global North, Africa never inspires radically new terms of representation. It always presents itself as an entity grounded in an anthropological reality.
The futuristic Lagos of Nnedi Okorafor’s sci-fi novel, ‘Lagoon.’
African writers produce in literary prose — a language and cultural ethos in which they do not live.
The fantastical texture of the everyday in E. C. Osondu’s novel, “This House is Not for Sale.”
The writer Taiye Selasi doesn’t seem to realize there is a difference between identity as a subjective, biographical problem and identity as a legal and political reality.