Socrates Mbamalu is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has been published by Al Jazeera, VICE, Foreign Policy, New Lines Magazine, and the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, where he was a reporter in Nigeria. He is an associate editor at Bakwa Magazine. He is a graduate student of War and Society at Chapman University.
The Future Award Africa Prize-nominated co-founder on the business of bookselling.
By Socrates Mbamalu
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