On Alain Mabanckou | An Essay

This article was originally published by Brittle Paper and is republished here with the permission of the author Alain Mabankcou spent his childhood in Pointe-Noire, a port city in Congo-Brazzaville. But Paris is where he came of age as a writer,…

5 Lusophone writers you should know

Abdulai Silá Born in 1958, Abdulai Silá lives in Bissau and combines telecommunications work with writing. He is the author of four novels: Eterna Paixão, A Última Tragédia, Mistida and Memórias SOManticas, as well as two plays: As Oracoes de…

5 Francophone writers to discover

Alain Mabanckou Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in the Congo. He currently lives in LA, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He is the winner of the…

20 Of The Best African Novels To Read In Summer 2017

It’s coming to that time of the year, where the pace begins to slow down and our surroundings become open to the possibility of sunshine, ice cream and a relaxing book at your fingertips. Here’s a list of the perfect…

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes

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The Issue of Fear

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Jalada Africa: Mobile Literary and Arts Festival

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