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.

A Tale of Age and Passion

A Review of Yewande Omotoso’s The Woman Next Door by Tade Ipadeola—


 

Insight too astonishing to be quite fortuitous, to paraphrase Amy Clampitt, is what a reader of Yewande Omotoso’s new novel, The Woman Next Door, encounters page

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The Psychology of Reward

A Review of H J Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect by Ekweremadu Uchenna—


 

The opening pages of The Lazarus Effect, in which an investigative journalist is haunted by the “ghost” of a teenager, reminds one of Hamlet, in which an …

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Special Issue: Etisalat Prize

In collaboration with Etisalat and the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Saraba Magazine presents a special issue on the 2015 edition of the prize. This issue includes in-depth conversations with the shortlisted and long listed authors—…

Saraba Talk with Ayobami Adebayo & Ayo Sogunro

Power Show-Poster

 

Everything in Nigeria is Going to Kill You is Ayo Sogunro’s relentless pursuit to understand the survival abilities of the average Nigerian in a system that is definitely dysfunctional. “Some of us complain,” he writes, “some of us protest,

The Most Difficult Encounter in Life

By Sagir Lawal—


 

My beloved parents discharged all their duties right from my childhood up to my adulthood. I grew up in a standard family where I received a sound moral and academic training. I was sent to a …

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A Prison Dairy

By Katung Kwasu—


 

Kaduna Prisons sits in the middle of the city. It was established in 1915 as an Old Convict Prison, with a carrying capacity of about five hundred and seventy eight inmates. The prison is surrounded by

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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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