Book Launch- Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria

Despite a shared history, Cameroon and Nigeria rarely engage in projects of shared literary benefit.

Nigeria on a Leaf

Howard M-B Maximus reviews ofada rice and wonders why one finds jollof rice everywhere in Nigerian literature, but hardly any reference to ofada rice.

Memoir of a Journey Home

After two years away from home, the journey back to Nigeria comes with its own story. Most important is the story between a mother and her daughter, the love that exists between them and how they interact like sisters.

Literary Exchange Project: Call for Applications

    Goethe-Institut in  Lagos  and  Yaounde in  collaboration with  Saraba   Magazine  and Bakwa   Magazine   invites  applications  for   participation  in  a  mentored  series  of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction. Though  Cameroon  and  Nigeria  are  neighbors  and  share a  lot…

Of Ignorance and Jenifa’s Diary

  Uzoma Ihejirika What happens when a young, uneducated but determined woman journeys to Lagos where she hopes to find her pot of gold? Until recently I didn’t care about “Jenifa’s Diary”, the Nigerian TV comedy series. I’m using the word…

Modern Juju Music

Dami Ajayi From I.K. Dairo’s refreshing contribution, to King Sunny Ade and Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, the legendary ying-yang of Juju music, Dami Ajayi traces the evolution of a genre which spanned the oil boom of the 70s as well…

"Poem X" by Stanley Princewill McDaniels

i feel like an empty baseball field- serene, empty & free like space each time the gates of your memory shot itself in my head, each time i do not think of you; my heart becomes a ship without an…

[Book Review] Adewale Maja-Pearce’s The House My Father Built

Amatesiro Dore Amatesiro Dore assesses Adewale Maja-Pearce’s memoir in an unorthodox review, which matches the nature of the book in question, as he highlights Maja-Pearce’s history as the troublemaker of African literature.   The House My Father Built, Adewale Maja-Pearce,…

Strangers on the Train by Abiola Oni

A journey through central London by tube, full of flashbacks and loss, as well as the shadow of Lagos, and a meditation on relationships with strangers.

Ten Cities: Public Sphere, Urban Space, Club Culture

10 countries, 2 continents, 3 disciplines, 22 concerts, 10 photographers, and 23 authors   Whether it’s in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated…

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