Brittle Paper’s 50 Notable African Books is the product of extensive year-round reportage
The online publication’s annual list celebrates not only the sheer abundance of African literature but its daring, new directions
Not many knew of the unheralded Zanzibari author who has steadily produced 10 novels
As by Fire’s hard look at the recent violence on campuses presents dire warnings and hope
Harry Garuba wrote his first collection of poems in 1982. It’s taken him 35 years to do a second
Ayòbámi Adébáyò summons Yoruba folklore and a longstanding literary tradition in her debut novel
Nobel prizewinner hits out at ‘Boko Haramism’ of Nigerian culture and the banalisation of graft.
A new kind of intellectual needs to join the ranks of those fighting for economic emancipation, writes Louise Ferreira.
Artists attempt to understand their work by unlocking the secrets behind their creative impulses.
After years of furthering her family’s tradition of activism, Yemisi Ransome-Kuti decided to take her struggle to the campaign trail.
Wole Soyinka, the wisecracking writer with the grizzled hair, has lived a full, eventful life, as documented in a film about his life.
Okey Ndibe describes how two grand old men of modern African literature saved his career — and his Christmas.
Wole Soyinka is the latest African playwright to be celebrated by local director James Ngcobo, writes Percy Zvomuya.