Saraba Mag­a­zine de­buts print edi­tion

Sunday Trust - - ARTS & IDEAS - By Nathaniel Bi­van

Saraba Mag­a­zine, a nineyear-old on­line lit­er­ary mag­a­zine is set to re­lease its first hard copy pub­li­ca­tion en­ti­tled Tran­si­tions, on Oc­to­ber 2.

The cover of the mag­a­zine is designed by Ojima Abal­aka, an il­lus­tra­tor whose work has been fea­tured in the New York Times. There are po­ems by Gbenga Adesina; short sto­ries by Suzanne Ushie, Irenosen Oko­jie, Abi­ola Oni, Eboka Chuk­wudi Peter, T J Ben­son, Amarachi Ekekwe, Ha­jara Hus­saini Ashara, and EbeleMogo.

There also es­says by Temi­tayo Olofin­lua, Kola Tu­bo­sun, Uche Okonkwo and Yinka Elu­joba; port­fo­lios of pho­tographs by Ladan Os­man and AyeniOla­jide and an in­ter­view of Ay­obami Ade­bayo.

The mag­a­zine will also con­tain works by sev­eral awardees of the Saraba Manuscript Pro­ject, and es­says by par­tic­i­pat­ing writ­ers of the 2016 edi­tion of the In­vis­i­ble Bor­ders trans-Nige­rian road trip.

Saraba is part­ner­ing with sev­eral in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing the Royal Africa So­ci­ety, Africa Writes Fes­ti­val, Ake Book and Arts Fes­ti­val among oth­ers.

The launch will take place in London, New York, Abeokuta, La­gos and Win­nipeg.

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