Speculation: Futures of Literary Magazines

In collaboration with Jalada Africa, Saraba Magazine presents a panel on digital literary magazines at the Storymoja Festival, Kenya

What is the future of literary publications? Given the state of publishing infrastructure in most East and West African countries, the …

The Saraba Manuscript Project

There is a growing interest in literature published and discussed within African countries. Saraba Magazine, a leading literary publishing outfit based in Nigeria, has been at the forefront of this conversation by championing the work of emerging writers. The …

Saraba Talk: A Celebration of Our Latest Publications

Poster Saraba Talk


Ikoyi, Lagos, 6th June — Saraba Literary Trust launches its latest publications at the Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML) at 19B Awolowo Road. The event runs from 3-5pm and will feature readings and photographs. Victor Ehikhamenor and Jumoke …

Call for Submissions Issue 18: The Crime Issue

Saraba welcomes submissions for its eighteenth issue on the theme of “Crime”.

Crime is part of everyday life, affecting us viscerally, contributing to the dynamic of our relations. The fear of theft, of assault, builds up walls we often do …

Forthcoming: The Survival Issue



The (long-awaited) Survival Issue of Saraba Magazine (no. 17) is due out on April 19.

With poetry by: Kelechi Nwaike, Tonye Willie-Pepple, Paul Wairia, Adeyinka Elujoba, Aisha Nelson, Jen Thorpe, Kate Hampton, Sarah Haughn, and Omukuvah Otido.

Short stories …

Displacement – A Special Issue of Saraba Magazine


Saraba Magazine announces the forthcoming publication of a special issue featuring the work of Tobias Zielony and Victor Ehikhamenor. Tobias Zielony is one of the artists included in the German Pavilion of 56th Venice Biennale of Arts 2015, curated by

Internship with Saraba

Saraba Literary Trust, publishers of Saraba Magazine, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literature in Nigeria, with Africa-wide collaborations. Our work is sustained by a group of committed and enthusiastic writers, scholars, and artists. Most of our editors and …

Our Board of Trustees

Following the completion of our registration as non-profit company limited by gurantee by the Corporate Affairs Commission, we are pleased to introduce our Board of Trustees. They will provide advisory support for the organization’s wide-ranging literary projects and collaborations in …

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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