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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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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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