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 those months of work is Agbowó, an electronic journal of new African literary and visual art. The journal will publish the best of contemporary African short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography and other forms of visual art.
We are often asked about what the project name, Agbowo, means to us. While it could symbolize our team (composed majorly of University of Ibadan alumni) moving out of curating university publications to the opposite street (Agbowó) symbolizing a larger set, we are more inclined towards Oredola Ibrahim’s definition; Collectors of things of value.
Today, we launch our collection and showcasing of valuables with a gripping meditation on desire by the accomplished poet, Tade Ipadeola.
Welcome to Agbowó.