Q & A With Otosirieze Obi-Young on Enter Naija, Emerging Writers and Provincialism

A day after October 1 2016, Brittle Paper released an anthology, “Enter Naija: The Book of Places”, in celebration of Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary. The book is a collection of stories, poetry, non-fiction and photography all focused on a particular…

[Review] The Politics of Exile in Inongo-vi-Makomè’s Natives

Dzekashu MacViban The last few years have been exciting for Cameroonian writers. At the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2014, Random House signed a seven-figure deal for the North American rights to The Longings of Jende Jonga, a novel by Cameroonian…

The Simpsons and the Challenge of Portraying Believable Nigerian Characters

In the second part of an on-going project on The Simpsons, we asked bloggers, writers, cultural thinkers and academics to comment on the episode “The Princess Guide” [s26 e15]. Below is a selection of the comments, with an introduction by Dzekashu MacViban. 

Editorial 02

A new partnership marked the beginning of the year, as The Ofi Press Magazine, edited by Jack Little, joined forces with Bakwa and there is a collaborative issue forthcoming in December, wherein Bakwa will showcase Mexican writers while the Ofi…

Ikhide Ikheloa: People Take Me a Lot More Seriously than I am Willing to Take Myself.

  “The West has made stars out of Diaspora writers and made them Africa’s voices. I have a problem with that.” Ikheloa Ikhide     Interviewed by Emmanuel Iduma  I have not always agreed with Ikhide Ikheloa. So when I…

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