Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

I met Emmanuel Iduma in November 2009 in Lagos.  We were both attending a week long writing workshop, I as facilitator and he as a participant. He was very young and had recently started the Nigerian literary journal Saraba along with his friend Dami Ajayi which has just celebrated ten years.  He was gentle, somewhat […]

In remembrance of Ken Saro Wiwa – Outside of Nigeria’s Consciousness but We Are Not Forgetting!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in History, London, Naija, Words | No Comments
In remembrance of Ken Saro Wiwa – Outside of Nigeria’s Consciousness but We Are Not Forgetting!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa  and eight other activists: Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine – The 20th anniversary was to be marked by the presence of the “Living Memorial” bus created by Nigerian artist, Sokari Douglas-Camp […]

Blessed Bodies – An LGBT Anthology

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Crea(c)tive Senses | No Comments
Blessed Bodies – An LGBT Anthology

On the 7th of January, 2014, the Nigerian government passed a law that practically approved state-sanctioned homophobia. Since then, Nigeria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) population have lived in mortal fear and damaged self-worth. They believe that if their stories could be heard, maybe they would draw empathy and understanding from their fellow compatriots. […]

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