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Online magazine of Contemporary Nigerian Writing

ISSN 2043-0868

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Sylva Nze Ifedigbo was born in Abuja Nigeria. He attended School For the Gifted, Abuja and The University of Nigeria, Nsukka from where he obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2007. Sylva was a regular contributor to The Saturday Punch Youngsters Page between 2003-2006 and then the Campus Life Page of The Nation Newspaper. Spectrum Books Ibadan published his Novella "Whispering Aloud" in 2007. He currently writes for Nigeria Village Square, Sahara Reporters and NEXT.


Kọlá Tubsun was born in Ibadan Nigeria in the early eighties. He graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2005, and Moi University, Kenya, with a degree in Linguistics. Since 2000, he has worked as a freelance journalist, radio broadcaster, and a literary and non-literary translator.

His publications include a book of poems in English, Headfirst into the Meddle (2005), and an unpublished collection of translated poems and literary texts from Yoruba into English. His article ‘Speaking the Machine – a personal narrative of a translation experience’ first appeared in Farafina magazine of December 2007.  He won the Sentinel Monthly Challenge in October 2006 with his poem “Here, Moving” and the Ibadan Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize in 2002 with the poem “Creation Story.” His latest work includes a translation project involving seventy-three other poets from all around the world working on different language rendering of an English poem, Volta, by Richard Berengarten.

He is currently a Fulbright foreign language teacher of Yoruba in the Fulbright 2009/10 FLTA Program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA. He also has a travel blog at www.ktravula.com, and can also be found on twitter, at http://www.twitter.com/baroka.



Editor in Chief:

Richard Ali
Fiction Editor:

Kanchana Ugbabe
Poetry Editor:

Unoma Azuah
Features & Reviews Editor:

Ifedigbo Nze Sylva
Drama Editor:

Contributing Editors:

Ikhide Ikheloa,
Chuma Nwokolo,
Toyin Adewale Gabriel
Ibrahim Ahmed Waziri

Kola Tubosun

Uche Peter Umez
Chude Jideonwo
Tade Ipadeola
Ivor Hartmann



Nnorom Azuonye




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