Current Issue

#22, Open

In this issue we feature writing and images beyond genre, outside any one theme, and made in the spirit of generosity.


Photographs from Lagos

When looking in Lagos, I was full up from beauty. I saw new blues: the color of early morning light on UV-protected windows, on white plastic chairs, on gleaming tile. I experience coastal cities as frenetic. One gets the sense everyone might decide it’s better to walk into the water someday but not today.

Past Issues

#21, Transitions

In our first print issue, “Transitions,” the stories, essays, poems, and photographs consider movement, journeys, departures, and exchange.

#19-20, Power and Money

An issue exploring the entwined themes of power and money.

Special Issue: Etisalat Prize

A special issue on the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015.

#18, Crime

On crime.

Special Issue: Literary Festivals

A special issue on African literary festivals.

#17, Survival

The value of survival.

Special Issue: Displacement

Stories, drawings, and photographs illuminating displacement.

Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work of new writers in Nigeria and other parts of the African continent. Since 2009, we have published several issues of a magazine, editions of poetry chapbooks, and online-only work.
Our ongoing Manuscript Project supports the publication of long-form fiction and nonfiction by ten new Nigerian writers.
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