Something for the loners
Nigerian literary publication magazine has dubbed its newest edition The Solitude Issue. Its timing is spot-on as contemporary African literature has been heading towards the theme of solitude and loneliness in its subject matter.
The 40-page collection features poems from some of Africa’s promising writing talents as they grapple with different phases of being on one’s own – from separating from a romantic partner, to a search for solitude that leads to a stint in a mental institution and the broader existential question of what it means to be alone.
It also includes short story contributions by Efe Paul, Iquo Eke, Adebola Rayo and Dare Falowo, and a nonfiction piece by Arthur Anyaduba.
– Gugulethu Mhlungu
Read the poems and essays at sarabamag.com/the-solitude-issue