Jumoke Verissimo

Jumoke Verissimo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the author of two poetry collections, I Am Memory (Dada Books) and The Birth of Illusion (Fullpoint). Jumoke is currently in the final stages of discussion with the Cassava Republic for her first novel. Some of her poems are in translation in Norwegian, Japanese, Italian, French and Macedonian.

Emmanuel Iduma

Emmanuel Iduma is editor of Saraba Magazine, which he cofounded. He is author of the novel The Sound of Things to Come, first published as Farad in Nigeria, and A Stranger's Pose, a forthcoming book of travel stories.

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.

Soamiely Andriamananjara

Soamiely Andriamananjara is from Madagascar. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and their two kids. An economist by training, he writes on various economics and social issues that are relevant to Madagascar.

Munachim Amah

Munachim Amah is a research assistant at Lagos Business School, Nigeria. He is a passionate lover of stories and a keen observer of life.

Bizuum Yadok

Bizuum Yadok is a teacher, a poet and a social commentator. He has two books to his credit - 'King of the Jungle' and 'Echoes of the Plateau'. Bizuum aspires to be a drummer someday.

Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha is Geologist with a love for art. She is a singer and songwriter (one step out of the bathroom) and a writer. She writes for Sabinews and is Farafina Workshop Alumna. She is married and has two lovely boys.

Damilola Yakubu

Damilola Yakubu is a lover of stories, and takes pleasure in telling them. He lives in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Femi Amogunla

Femi Amogunla is an Ibadan-based photographer whose area of specialisation spans documentary, commercial, and portrait photography. In 2016, he won the Nigerian Energy Forum Award for his photography. Enjoy more of his works on Instagram, @femiclicks, and Tumblr.

Tochi Eze

Tochi is a trained Lawyer with no courtroom experience. Besides her work as a media strategist, she enjoys writing and meeting new people.

Afolabi Boluwatife

Afolabi Boluwatife is a 4th Year Clinical student at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. He is currently working on his first chapbook of poetry. His poems have been published on Kalahari Review, Kollectiv, Africanwriter, Expound Magazine, Praxis Magazine and some editorial boards at the University.

Yemi Adesanya

Yemi Adesanya is an accountant and risk manager who loves reading, writing computer programs, playing Sudoku and working out. She cannot seem to decide who is her favourite fictional character, Gregory House or Lincoln Rhyme. She is the inventor of The Game of Giants, and Jungle card games, and the author of Musings of a Tangled Tongue, a collection of poems. You can follow her on Twitter @toyosilagos.

Kirby Manià

Kirby Manià holds an MA in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York and a PhD in English from the University of the Witwatersrand. She currently teaches English and critical literacy to students in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her creative work has appeared in New Contrast, Brittle Paper, Itch, and The Kalahari Review.

Zoë Gadegbeku

Zoë Gadegbeku is a Ghanaian writer living in Boston where she is studying in the Creative Writing MFA program at Emerson College. Her writing has appeared in Lawino Magazine, Afreada, Brittle Paper and The Fem Lit Mag. She was a fellow in the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University between 2014 and 2015, and will be participating in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop in Barbados in May 2017. Zoë is the Communications Associate for the Elma Lewis Center, and also works as a research assistant in the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, both at Emerson College. She blogs at

IfeOluwa Nihinlola

IfeOluwa Nihinlola writes essays and short stories, and has had work published in online magazines such as Litro, Klorofyl, and Omenana