Saraba Magazine is delighted to announce the release of Suzanne Ushie’s new short story titled “Let’s Talk About Something Else”
“Let’s Talk About Something Else” is the compelling story of Uzilibe, a young woman who walks away from a job everyone else thinks she should have held onto. In the process, she tests the limits of a friendship, discovers the power of narrative, and perhaps finds herself. Continue reading
The winner and shortlist of the Saraba Manuscript Prize (Fiction Category) have been announced by the judges Rotimi Babatunde, Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi, and Eghosa Imasuen.
Drawn from a longlist of ten writers, Eboka Chukwudi Peter is the winner of the Prize for his manuscript Mosaic: Stitches of Stories Lived, Stories Learned and Stories Told. The four shortlisted writers are: Continue reading
Saraba Magazine welcomes submissions for 2016.
Saraba will explore the theme of “Power” for its nineteenth issue, and the theme of “Money” for its twentieth issue. Continue reading
In order to “promote writers at the earliest stages of their career,” Saraba Magazine is offering 500 dollars, plus a publishing deal for fiction and non-fiction works. Application is currently open until Dec. 19.
We caught up with Emmanuel Iduma, who is the Director of Saraba Trust, to tell us more about the award, what inspired it, and what impact they see it having in the Nigerian literary scene.
CONGRATS ON THE SARABA MANUSCRIPT AWARD. HOW HAS IT BEEN RECEIVED IN THE AFRICAN LITERARY COMMUNITY?
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 Manuscript Project will consolidate this mission.
Jumoke Verissimo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her first book, I am memory won the AWF/Carlos Idizia Ahmad first book Prize for Poetry 2009, Second Prize, AWF/Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry 2009 and an Honourable Mention in the Association of Nigerian Authors (Poetry) Prize. She has a Masters in African Studies from the University of Ibadan and a BA Literature-in-English from the Lagos State University. She is a recipient of the Chinua Achebe Centre Fellowship. The Birth of Illusion, her second book, will soon be out.
Ikoyi, Lagos, 6th June —
Saraba Literary Trust launches its latest publications at the Zac chess Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML) at 19B Awolowo Road. The event runs from 35pm and will feature readings and photographs. Victor Ehikhamenor and Jumoke Verissimo headline the event and will read from their contributions to the Displacement Issue of Saraba Magazine.