The Brittle Paper Persons of the Year 2021 were revealed on December 15, 2021.
In 2010, Brittle Paper was started by Nigeria-born USA-based academic Ainehi Edoro-Glines as a new voice in an African literary space that was then starting to show itself on the world stage.
In 2015, the platform set up the Brittle Paper African Literary Person of the Year to celebrate a literary personality who elevates African literary culture in outstanding ways. The winners in previous years have been Nnedi Okorafor (2015), Petina Gappah (2016), Lola Shoneyin (2017), Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (2018), Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (2019), and Zukiswa Wanner (2020).
The platform continuing on from last year has announced the outstanding personalities in the categories of African Literary Person of the Year, Writer-Activist of the Year, Academic of the Year, Publishing House of the Year, Literary Platform of the Year, and Social Media Influencer of the Year for 2021.
The Brittle Paper Persons of the Year 2021 are: