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A Few Days in Ibadan | Olanrewaju Adeyinka

Day 1 The trip from Lagos was long. Very long. I thought the driver looked vaguely familiar but I didn’t recognize him until the bus stopped for the first time to drink water. The water[…]

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Xola Stemele The Looking Painting Agbowo Art African Art

The Looking Painting | Xola Stemele

There’s this odd painting in our shack. It’s of an unusual house with one window. This house is camouflaged with several corners. The corners obviously embody their own cornery story, detached in breath and hasty[…]

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Number 14 | Toni Kan

      “I saw Gideon,” my sister told me on the phone the moment I said hello. “Which Gideon?” I asked “Gideon of Number 14,” she said and I felt the room grow small[…]

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Hiding Father's Face Joba Ojelabi Agbowo art fiction

Hiding Father’s Face | ‘Joba Ojelabi

  Most good stories about cars often start with either a good ride in them or a gratified attempt to own them in their grandeur. But this was not the case with Akin Ojelabi. While[…]

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AgbowoHow Does the Story End? | Zulaikhah Agoro

How Does the Story End? | Zulaikhah Agoro

  “How does the story end?”  her hand, the one that wasn’t holding the microphone, flew in the air and fluttered around slightly at the word ‘end’. Good natured laughter swam through the small crowd[…]

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In Ibadan | Feyisayo Anjorin

  Ishola omo Aderohunmu, why are you pushing me to raging flames with your words? Maybe you have not heard about that fool who accidentally disrobed an egungun when this city was still a hamlet.[…]

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a man of nostalgia

A Man of Nostalgia | Tohib Adejumo

Two nights ago, I was at a housewarming party of a colleague from work, holding a glass of wine, and admiring one of the paintings on the wall. The artwork seemed to have been made[…]

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Oloye Alade Agbowo

Oloye Alade | IfeOluwa Nihinlola

While Oloye sat at the centre of the village with other men on raffia mats as they drank otika, beer made from guinea corn that has the ability to make a grown man’s brain float[…]

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Welcome To Agbowó

For months, we have worked assiduously to create a platform that celebrates and curates the most important and beautiful works of literary and visual art by Africans in Africa and the diaspora. The product of[…]

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