On the Scene

June 10, 2022

The Nigerian writer was in conversation with Booker Prize finalist Brandon Taylor, discussing his debut short story collection God’s Children Are Little Broken Things.

January 11, 2022

In Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, writers are gathering to converse and perform at Eagle Nest Book Club. “It is likely we have created something that will outstay us in this place,” said the founders.

December 11, 2021

“The major goal for me isn’t so much breaking the Guinness records,” one of them, Bayode Olawunmi-Treasures, has said: “it is to make reading great again.”

December 10, 2021

A recap, with photos, of the four-day Lagos International Poetry Festival 2021, staging a comeback post-pandemic lockdown.

November 9, 2021

With a planned bookstore in North America, Griots Lounge Publishing is “trying to represent unheard voices,” says founder Bibi Ukonu.

September 13, 2021

With a literary magazine, an events platform ArtsnChill, and a new online publishing arm, an arts organisation, Agbowó, continues “to hold a space where it is unnecessary to be someone else.”

June 25, 2021

The central African country’s two politico-cultural systems clashed from the beginning. But in the last 10 years, literary production increased and a conscious community formed, and at the heart of it is Bakwa Magazine.

April 2, 2021

June 10, 2022

The Nigerian writer was in conversation with Booker Prize finalist Brandon Taylor, discussing his debut short story collection God’s Children Are Little Broken Things.

January 11, 2022

In Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, writers are gathering to converse and perform at Eagle Nest Book Club. “It is likely we have created something that will outstay us in this place,” said the founders.

December 11, 2021

“The major goal for me isn’t so much breaking the Guinness records,” one of them, Bayode Olawunmi-Treasures, has said: “it is to make reading great again.”

December 10, 2021

A recap, with photos, of the four-day Lagos International Poetry Festival 2021, staging a comeback post-pandemic lockdown.

November 9, 2021

With a planned bookstore in North America, Griots Lounge Publishing is “trying to represent unheard voices,” says founder Bibi Ukonu.

September 13, 2021

With a literary magazine, an events platform ArtsnChill, and a new online publishing arm, an arts organisation, Agbowó, continues “to hold a space where it is unnecessary to be someone else.”

June 25, 2021

The central African country’s two politico-cultural systems clashed from the beginning. But in the last 10 years, literary production increased and a conscious community formed, and at the heart of it is Bakwa Magazine.

April 2, 2021

How Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje filled a gap in Ethiopian literature.

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