Brittle Paper: Prestigious Award for Zanzibari Novel Comes Amidst Mounting Criticism of PEN America

African literature scholar and translator Meg Arenberg has been announced as one of ten awardees of the 2024 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for her translation-in-progress of Zanzibari novelist Ali Hilal Ali’s Kiswahili novel Mmeza Fupa, 2017 fiction selection of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature. Mmeza Fupa was one of 23 Notable Kiswahili Novels […]

Brittle Paper: British-Nigerian Author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Jimmy Fallon Book Club’s Elite 8 | Vote Now

British-Nigerian author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé has made it into Jimmy Fallon Book Club’s list of Elite 8 books. Vote now to ensure that Where Sleeping Girls Lie becomes the Fallon Book Club Spring Read for this year! Originally launched in 2018, the Fallon Book club was on pause until recently when Fallon announced its return. In celebration of […]