Sefi Atta Talks History, Her New Novel, and Writing about the Lagos Elite: In Conversation with Toni Kan

Sefi Atta’s latest novel, The Bead Collector, is historical fiction as well as an ideological treatise. But it is also, as with many of Sefi Atta’s works, a book that riffs on class and family dysfunction. In this conversation with Toni Kan, Sefi talks about the place of history in her work, growing up in Ikoyi, and the day her mother met Graham Green in a London shop. Toni Kan The Bead Collector is historical fiction and yet not. It is an ideological treatise yet not qui...
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Kwame Dawes, Zoe Wicomb, Gabeba Baderoon, Juliane Okot Bitek Lead 2019 Artists In Residency Shortlists

source: Brittle Paper Thirty-four writers, filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians have been shortlisted for the 2019 Artists In Residency (AIR) programme, including Africa Poetry Book Fund (APBF) and Prairie Schoonereditor-in-chief Kwame Dawes, South African novelist Zoe Wicomb, South African poet and APBF editor Gabeba Baderoon, Ugandan Glenna Luschei Prize-winning poet Juliane Okot Bitek, South African editor Helen Moffett, and Kenyan Brittle Paper Award for Fiction finalist Ti...
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