An issue exploring the entwined themes of power and money, what narratives or poetry they inform.

Fiction by Akin Adesokan, Zoë GadegbekuAlithnayn Abdulkareem, and IfeOluwa Nihinlola. Poetry by  Afolabi Boluwatife, Yemi Adesanya, Kirby Manià, Novisi Dzitrie, Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., Inalegwu Alifa, Ezra ManuelAjise Vincent, Bizuum Yadok, Spree MacDonald, and Wale Owoade. Non-fiction by Sada Malumfashi, IfeOluwa Nihinlola, Laila Le Guen, and Gbolahan Badmus.

 

POETRY

Afolabi Boluwatife, A Game of Numbers

Yemi Adesanya, I Am Stuck in That Room

Kirby Manià, IH Pentz – Wits University, 29 October 2015

Novisi Dzitrie, master of the mists, machine-made men

Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi, Nothing

Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., An Appeal to Obdurate Objects

Inalegwu Alifa, Despoiled

Ezra Manuel, Gloom is Half-Naked

Ajise Vincent, her last sale

Bizuum Yadok, Invisible Lines

Spree MacDonald, on the second distribution of whites

Wale Owoade, The Making

FICTION

Zoë Gadegbeku, Mute

Alithnayn Abdulkareem, Stop It, I Like It

IfeOluwa Nihinlola, Tijani

Akin Adesokan, We Deserve A Share Of Our Kinsman’s Money

NON-FICTION

Sada Malumfashi, Historical Echoes: The Literature of Hausa Women

IfeOluwa Nihinlola, The Curious Case of Nigerian Literary Ambition

Laila Le Guen, Last day in Cotonou

Gbolahan Badmus, May the Odds Be In Our Favour

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  1. […] It is also to be noted the title of the novel has a metaphorical connexion with the background of Filatei and others like him whose roots are up in the sky, the gist of the plot. The style of the prose is reminiscent of Okri, Marquez and Soyinka, all in one, yet at once original that can only be labelled as Adesokan’s, a kind of storytelling panache that is offhanded. You may find an excerpt of the novel here. And I guess the author is working on a sequel because of his short story in Saraba’s Money Issue. […]

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