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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Announces the Release of New Short Story ‘Zikora’

The Nigerian author is delighting fans with her first piece of fiction since 2013's Americanah.

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is back in stores soon with her latest release, "Zikora".

"Zikora," which would be her first official piece of fiction in over seven years, is a short story about a Nigerian lawyer living in Washington, D.C. who has been abandoned by her highly-celebrated partner after learning that she's pregnant.

The story follows Zikora's life as she faces losing and being abandoned by her lover in such a life changing moment, as well as a tense relationship with her "helpful" mother who comes to help her prepare for her journey into motherhood.

In an excerpt from the short story, we gain a deeper understanding of how tumultuous the relationship between mother and daughter truly is.

"Zikora" will be available on October 27 as part of an Amazon Original series.

To read an excerpt of the short story, head to Entertainment Weekly.

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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