#22, Open

In this issue we feature writing and images beyond genre, outside any one theme, and made in the spirit of generosity. We insist on open conversations about identity, humanity, gender, sexuality and religion.

The first story is “Losing my Father” the first chapter in a forthcoming memoir by Ola Osifo Osaze. Osaze is one of the awardees of our manuscript prize in the nonfiction category. He tells a compelling story about being a transgender.

In “Great Rift Valley,” Halimo Hassen reflects on the memories of her youth in the mountains of Mieso.

Saraba Magazine

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.

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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