Agbowó is a common space for showcasing and celebrating African literary and visual art, and, by that measure, engendering community. It is an off-shoot of the UITES WRITE collective, founded by Habeeb Kolade and Dolapo Amusat in 2015, to showcase literary work by University of Ibadan students and alumni. We have since committed ourselves to the seeking out and amplification of emerging voices on the continent.
Themed Chaos, the 19 contributors cast doubts on the mythological truism of the act of creation, and by extension creativity.
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