OPINION

Why is there no Igbo translation of Things Fall Apart?

literary, Africanjujuism

It is hard to believe that out of 50 translations of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, not one is in the novel’s mother tongue: Igbo.

The publishing industry cannot continue to hide its anti-Blackness behind #BlackBestSeller

#BLM2020, industry

How does pushing Black-authored titles through a largely, if not entirely, white middle-class industry underserves its products and, ultimately, its own readers?

The story of Bernardine Evaristo’s astronomical success

After 40 years of writing, Bernardine Evaristo’s 8th novel—Girl, Woman, Other—proved to be her golden ticket to renown and success.

All I want for Christmas is the death of lazy, “diversity” language

industry news

The publishing industry’s current approach to diversity is—by its very nature—rooted in generality and therefore cultural ignorance.

5 Fun Facts with Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

chick lit, women's fiction

From the blog post that inspired her to Yinka’s abiding love for her local chicken shop, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn gives us five fun facts about one of the first Black British romantic comedies.

6 Unforgettable Black Poetry Collections

classics

From the concrete heights of a North Peckham estate to the azure shores of the Zambezi River, these poetry collections are brilliant. 

Shadow Forward: A Review of My Monticello

short stories, literary

My Monticello pulsates the contemporary moment’s terror and uncertainty. Who and what are we the product of, and what is the future of this current birthing?