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.

#21, Transitions

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

Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase during launch events, and subsequently in digital format on Okadabooks, this website,

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Our Forthcoming Publication

“Transitions,” our first print issue, will be released October 2, 2017. We have gathered writings—reportage, short stories, travel essays, poems—befitting of our foray into print. Our contributors are writers you should be reading, and visual artists whose images are compelling.

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Saraba Talk: Power and Money

Our senior editors, Arthur Anyaduba and Adebiyi Olusolape, discuss our new issue on power and money. Emmanuel Iduma speaks with Ayobami Adebayo, on her newly released book, Stay With Me. Dami Ajayi shares a playlist of songs (by Fela, …

The Power and Money Issue

An issue exploring the entwined themes of power and money, what narratives or poetry they inform.

Fiction by Akin Adesokan, Zoë GadegbekuAlithnayn Abdulkareem, and IfeOluwa Nihinlola. Poetry by  Afolabi Boluwatife, Yemi Adesanya, Kirby Manià, Novisi Dzitrie, Eniola Anuoluwapo …

#19-20, Power and Money

An issue exploring the entwined themes of power and money, what narratives or poetry they inform.

Fiction by Akin Adesokan, Zoë GadegbekuAlithnayn Abdulkareem, and IfeOluwa Nihinlola. Poetry by  Afolabi Boluwatife, Yemi Adesanya, Kirby Manià, Novisi Dzitrie, Eniola Anuoluwapo …

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Let’s Talk About Something Else — An Excerpt

By Suzanne Ushie—


Two months to the day Uzilibe’s boss groped her, she emptied her drawers and cleared her desk. As her colleagues trooped into her cubicle to say goodbye, she wondered which version of the story they’d heard. The …

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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