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Bisi Alimi on HIV, Criminalisation and Intersectionality

Last month i got the opportunity to attend the annual AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa thanks to an International Reporting Project(IRP) fellowship. Amongst many enlightening sessions was a pre-conference keynote address given by activist Bisi Alimi. Though the narrative has mostly focused on him being the first Nigerian to publicly come out on Nigerian […]

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Logor On Lagos In Monochrome and Didactic Photography

  It isn’t very often that you see the city of Lagos void of it’s kaleidoscope of colours, extracted from the noise and yet steeped in poetry and rhythm. It sounds like the stuff of post apocalyptic zombie films. But photographer Logor Oluwamuyiwa or Logor as he is popularly known came to prominence through his […]

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AMINATTA FORNA ON GENDER,IDEAS AND LABELS

  By Tahirah A When I got the hardcover copy of Aminatta Forna’s most recent novel,The Memory of Love, it came highly recommended, not because it had just won one award and was shortlisted for another, but because I was promised that the story would move me. It did not disappoint. She has created a book […]

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TEJU COLE ON ART, WRITING AND SMALL FATES

  By Tahirah A I first heard of Teju Cole at the Farafina writers workshop held five months ago in Lagos. Oddly, his name came up when Binyavanga Wainaina was critiquing a story I had written and he asked me what I was trying to accomplish. I gave a garbled unsatisfactory answer and he listened […]