Announcements

December 11, 2023

As war rages in Sudan, we turn to one of its major artists, a pioneering figure in the 2000s resurgence in African literature.

August 15, 2023

The $6,000 initiative, sponsored by Africa No Filter, will fund and support five projects representing West, East, and Southern Africa: a musical and art exhibition, 3D fashion and storytelling, a mixed media project on Nok terracotta, a podcast on LGBTQI+ issues, and a documentary on Nollywood.

May 2, 2023

The instructors are Lumen Prize winner Minne Attairu, A Nasty Boy founder Innanoshe Akuson, and Open Country Mag editor Otosirieze.

April 4, 2023

In addition to literary and film stories on Open Country Mag, you can now also read stories in business, culture, and society from Folio Nigeria.

March 8, 2023

In the 2000s, she was only another superstar in Nollywood. Now she is the most nominated actress in the histories of both the AMAAs and the AMVCAs, the industry’s two biggest awards. For Open Country Mag’s first film cover, we look into her reinvention from stage to screen, 25 years after she emerged on the scene.

February 19, 2023

Announcing the first formal bestseller list in Nigerian literature, covering fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, and self-published titles, with an overall Top 100.

November 4, 2022

Even as we cross industries, our angle of storytelling remains to be revelatory, and our style literary.

October 25, 2022

The multidisciplinary designer, whose clients include NASA, UNESCO, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, makes work that is “unusual and unique.”

October 13, 2022

Ahead of our second anniversary, we redesigned our covers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, Damon Galgut, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Maaza Mengiste.

February 10, 2022

In his 40th year as a writer, last year’s Booker Prize winner talks to Open Country Mag about his artistic process, and his novel The Promise.

September 17, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she published Half of a Yellow Sun, her great novel about the Biafran War. In a wide-ranging exclusive sit-down interview with Open Country Mag, she is looking back, feeling the present, and thinking forward.

July 2, 2021

In the first longform profile of him in an online African publication, we follow the great writer’s reinventive journey in fiction, nonfiction, and photography, to mark the 10th anniversary of his debut novel Open City.

January 16, 2021

After two acclaimed books, the historical novelist is now looking to photography to chronicle Ethiopia.

December 30, 2020

Icon in African literature. Icon in Zimbabwean film. Our debut cover story had to be on a writer whose work lights a way.

December 26, 2020

We launch with a host of stories: one profile, two spotlight features, three reviews, and news and videos. And more soon.

December 11, 2023

As war rages in Sudan, we turn to one of its major artists, a pioneering figure in the 2000s resurgence in African literature.

August 15, 2023

The $6,000 initiative, sponsored by Africa No Filter, will fund and support five projects representing West, East, and Southern Africa: a musical and art exhibition, 3D fashion and storytelling, a mixed media project on Nok terracotta, a podcast on LGBTQI+ issues, and a documentary on Nollywood.

May 2, 2023

The instructors are Lumen Prize winner Minne Attairu, A Nasty Boy founder Innanoshe Akuson, and Open Country Mag editor Otosirieze.

April 4, 2023

In addition to literary and film stories on Open Country Mag, you can now also read stories in business, culture, and society from Folio Nigeria.

March 8, 2023

In the 2000s, she was only another superstar in Nollywood. Now she is the most nominated actress in the histories of both the AMAAs and the AMVCAs, the industry’s two biggest awards. For Open Country Mag’s first film cover, we look into her reinvention from stage to screen, 25 years after she emerged on the scene.

February 19, 2023

Announcing the first formal bestseller list in Nigerian literature, covering fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, and self-published titles, with an overall Top 100.

November 4, 2022

Even as we cross industries, our angle of storytelling remains to be revelatory, and our style literary.

October 25, 2022

The multidisciplinary designer, whose clients include NASA, UNESCO, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, makes work that is “unusual and unique.”

October 13, 2022

Ahead of our second anniversary, we redesigned our covers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, Damon Galgut, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Maaza Mengiste.

February 10, 2022

In his 40th year as a writer, last year’s Booker Prize winner talks to Open Country Mag about his artistic process, and his novel The Promise.

September 17, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she published Half of a Yellow Sun, her great novel about the Biafran War. In a wide-ranging exclusive sit-down interview with Open Country Mag, she is looking back, feeling the present, and thinking forward.

July 2, 2021

In the first longform profile of him in an online African publication, we follow the great writer’s reinventive journey in fiction, nonfiction, and photography, to mark the 10th anniversary of his debut novel Open City.

January 16, 2021

After two acclaimed books, the historical novelist is now looking to photography to chronicle Ethiopia.

December 30, 2020

Icon in African literature. Icon in Zimbabwean film. Our debut cover story had to be on a writer whose work lights a way.

December 26, 2020

We launch with a host of stories: one profile, two spotlight features, three reviews, and news and videos. And more soon.

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