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.

Launch of Transitions in Lagos

Join the editors of Saraba for a celebration of our new issue, “Transitions”. The featured writers and visual artists explore the theme of transitions through questions of time, movement, and exchange, among others.

Featuring readings by contributors—Suzanne Ushie,

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Submit to Our 2018 Issues

For the 2018 issues of Saraba magazine, we ask prospective contributors to interpret the themes in singular, yet compelling ways. Submit unpublished writing that addresses any of our themes, indicating in your cover letter which issue(s) you would like to

Saraba at Ake Arts and Book Festival

Join us for the first presentation of our new issue in Nigeria, at the Ake Arts and Book Festival.

As our publication evolves from its online presence to one in physical form, this event marks the Nigerian launch of our

#21, Transitions

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

 

FICTION

Irenosen Okojie, Magnata

Amarachi Ekekwe, The Funeral

Eboka Chukwudi Peter, The Self-Guaged Artist

T J Benson, Pretty Bird

Ebele Mogo, …

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.

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 …

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.
Registered as a non-profit in Nigeria, we depend on the support of readers like you to publish new writing. Please donate.