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Brittle Paper Puts a Literary Twist on the Jollof Wars with Hashtag #ReplaceABookTitleWithJollof

Founder of Brittle Paper Ainehi Edoro retweeted the cleverest literary reimaginings Thursday.

Brittle Paper, a go-to blog for all things contemporary African literature, asked followers on Twitter to #ReplaceABookTitleWithJollof Thursday, which prompted blerds to work jollof into famous book titles such as There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.


The exercise is especially timely considering Sister Deborah’s ultimate jollof anthem dropped last month, which aimed to claim victory for Ghana in the ongoing #JollofWars among Nigeria, Senegal and Cameroon.

Nigerian founder and curator of Brittle Paper, also a doctoral degree holder of English at Duke University, Ainehi Edoro, who recently penned thought-provoking article “Beyoncé is not shining a light on African literature – it's the other way round,” retweeted the cleverest literary reimaginings. Although she credits Nnanna Esther Nne as the mastermind. Take a look:

We’d love to know how you’d work Jollof into African lit book titles. Tag us at @okayafrica on Twitter.

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