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The Finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards

This year exclusively announced the finalists of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Lambda has for 30 years honoured the LGBTQ community’s longstanding contribution to literature. This year’s nominees include some of our favourite writers at The Cheeky Natives. Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Patsy has been shortlisted for Lesbian fiction. We featured Nicole discussing this book […]

Morgan Parker: Magical Negro

Morgan Parker is American poet, novelist, and editor and the author of the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (2015), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (2017), and Magical Negro (2019), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award poetry prize. Alongside poet Angel Nafis, she runs The Other Black […]

Mphuthumi Ntabeni: Broken River Tent

Written about the life and times of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief who was at the forefront of fighting British colonialism in the Eastern Cape during the nineteenth century. The story is told through the eyes of a young South African, Phila, who suffers from what he calls triple ‘N’ condition – neurasthenia, narcolepsy and cultural […]

Sarah Ladipo Manyika: In Dependence

Today, she’d brought him daffodils to brighten the room. ‘Women can bring men flowers too, you know.’ She smiled, sensing his hesitation as she arranged them in an empty milk bottle. Already, the buds were opening and adding a bright splash of buttery yellow to his room. She placed them next to the neat stack […]

Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola: Feminist Rogue

‘While there are many feminist strands, which is to say different kinds of feminism, there are also many core principles. The commitment to actively oppose and end patriarchy is one. The recognition that patriarchy works like other systems of oppression, like racism and capitalism, to value some people and brutalise others is another area of […]

Dr Ainehi Edoro-Glines: Brittle Paper

African literature is changing’ – Brittle Paper Brittle Paper is your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. Brittle Paper brings you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our “I love African Literature” newsletter. Brittle […]

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