A Day in the Life of a Volunteer at the Ake Festival

Titilayo Adeoye What does a day in the life of a volunteer at the Ake Festival look like? Titilayo Adeoye shares hers The Ake Arts and Book Festival comes up every year in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is a…

Anti-Heroes and Quote Attribution

Jeremy Klemin Pulling from examples like Teju Cole and Albert Camus, Jeremy Klemin explores how some of the most memorable quotes from the giants of world literature were uttered by characters in their books, not the authors themselves.  A Man…

In Memoriam: Why Poets Die (for Kofi Awoonor)

  Emmanuel Iduma Audience at Kofi Awoonor memorial at the Nairobi Museum (Photo by Paul Munene, Quaint Photography) Let’s assume from the outset that poets die because they stand in the way of politics, and let’s find a way to…

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