Toni Morrison Passes

The doyenne of American fiction, letters, and culture, writer of several prize-winning novels, passed away after a brief illness. ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York City, USA DATE • August 5, 2019 BODY • Family of Toni Morrison and Random House ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York...

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Sade at Work on New Songs

Fans of Sade — and a recent single released this March — have received cherished news of new songs, incoming.GLOBAL — In a July interview with R&B Rated Stuart Matthewman, one of the core and original musicians that make up Sade the band, revealed that the group has been...

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Junot on Trauma

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Novelist Junot Diaz has decided to reveal, via nonfiction writing, childhood trauma that he has previously channeled through characters, fiction, imagination. NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — In an important moment for those who closely follow the writings and career of Junot Diaz, the author has made public his experience of...

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Jackson’s Thriller at 35

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Michael Jackson’s Thriller turns 35 today, and its global audiences are celebrating that debut as joyously as they remember it. SEVERAL NATIONS — Today, much of the popular music world (and legions of fans) celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s second full-length album, Thriller, on...

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Buchi Emecheta Passes

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Fiction and literature lose a trenchant and influential chronicler of the Nigerian, female and human condition in Buchi Emecheta. LONDON, ENGLAND — The world of African, diaspora, and feminist letters mourns the passing of Buchi Emecheta, the Nigerian female author of more than 20 books, including, most notably, Second...

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Etisalat Prize Shortlist

The Etisalat Prize for Literature has published its shortlist, with judges and readers set to peruse these novels, nominees, oeuvres. LAGOS, NIGERIA — The Etisalat Prize for Literature has just announced its 2016 shortlist. The three shortlisted books are: Jacqui L’Ange's The Seed Thief (Umuzi Publishers, South Africa); Jowhor Ile's And After...

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