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 Florian Ebner. Ehikhamenor is a renowned Nigerian visual artist, writer and satirist. The special issue themed […]

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 administrative staff work as unpaid volunteers, and the rest are contracted from time to time. […]

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 Nigeria and other African countries. We are grateful for their commitment and enthusiasm.   Tade […]

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. In a conversation that lasted for three months, via Gmail Chat, Yvonne in Nairobi and […]

Sex and Irreverence in Uche Nduka’s “Nine East”

  Nigerian poetry does not have, and cannot be allowed, to ossify into one long ancient poem of protest (or lament)     Nine East Uche Nduka SPM Publications, 2013, 105 pages, £8.95, ISBN 978-0-9568101-8-2 ____________________________________________________   For ages, Nigerian poetry has operated within a poetic tradition that demands it be didactic, functional, and socially […]

Is Life Worth Living Without Poetry? — Umar Sidi on books, poetry, and his poetics

Poet and Pilot, Umar Sidi is a self-effacing man. To get a conversation out of him is quite an arduous task. His easy smile suffices for almost every occasion. Behind that smile is a man with a gift of poetic fluency, a catalog of influences and one of the finest voices of his generation. Saraba […]

In Conversation – Shiri Achu: “I’m Not Afraid To Create My Own Market”

Shiri Achu’s art comes from everyday, unsurprising yet unexpectedly vivid moments, times, places and objects, and her aim is to showcase the diversity of African culture. The Cameroonian born but London based artist has exhibited her work in various cities around the world, including; Adelaide, Lisbon, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Chiang Mai. As she […]

Malangatana: The Visionary Matters

  The Matalana Visionary – a solo exhibition of works by one of Africa’s most distinguished contemporary artist Valente Malangatana Ngwenya (commonly known as Malangatana) is currently showing at the Gallery of Africa Art.The exhibition – a collection of pencil works, ink drawings and paintings -spans more than four decades of Malangatana’s career as an […]