L-R: Nkateko Masinga, 20.35 Africa anthology cover, and Cheswayo Mphanza. 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, the first independent African anthology to focus only on poetry from across the continent, arrived in November 2018—the ninth e-anthology Brittle Paper has published. The brainchild of a team of Nigerian poets and creatives—Ebenezer Agu; … [Read more...] about In Conversation: Cheswayo Mphanza & Nkateko Masinga Discuss Language, Trauma, Identity Politics, and the Poems in 20.35 Africa Anthology
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Urumqi: China’s oppression of Muslim citizens has entered a new stage with news emerging about a system of re-education and detention camps aimed at isolating people the state identifies as Muslims to “cure” them of religion. The main targets are Uighurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang – what they prefer to call “East Turkestan” … [Read more...] about China’s crackdown on Muslims: How Chinese re-education and detention camps aim to “cure” Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims of their religion
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Less then a day ago, Chimamanda Adichie dropped a surprise post on her Facebook page. It’s an unusual piece that some are calling a feminist manifesto. It’s written in the form of a letter addressed to a friend named Ijeawele, who recently had a daughter. Ijeawele seemed to have asked Adichie for tips on how to raise her daughter on feminist values. As a … [Read more...] about Adichie Just Gave Us the Best 9000 Words Ever Written on Feminism in African Literature