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Attempted Speech and Other Fatherhood Poems

Saraba Magazine is pleased to present the fourth title in its individual poetry chapbook series, Attempted Speech and Other Fatherhood Poems.

Kola Tubosun is a linguist, teacher and writer, whose professional experience span work as an editor, blogger, translator, …

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Special Issue: Literary Festivals

In this special issue on the occasion of the Storymoja Festival 2015, writers and past attendees of several literary festivals on the African continent offer their reflections. The essays are memoiristic, diaristic, and ultimately evoke the spirit of each festival …

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 …

#17, Survival

A story burns its presence on your skin, like the gazing eye in a photograph. You feel your own bareness and insecurity. You know what your love is worth: a great sacrifice: whatever it takes, to remain committed. The thought …

Special Issue: Displacement

A special issue on global migration and refugees featuring the work of Tobias Zielony & Victor Ehikhamenor, as part of the German Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015

The special issue themed “Displacement” prefaces Saraba Magazine’s Survival Issue. A selection of …

Yvonne Owuor: Shape-changing Worlds

In this conversation, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is open, cheerful and energetic. It occurred to me, in the course of the conversation, that the language she expressed herself was similar to the one in which her acclaimed novel Dust is written.

#16, Solitude

The matters of the mind, perhaps, might be a more fitting description. The heart is often misconstrued as software; it is rather a fist-size muscle lodged in a rib-cage compelled to whip the body into inevitable exhaustion. The mind is …

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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