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Wana Udobang is a woman who wears different hats. She is a broadcaster, writer, poet, and filmmaker.

In Room 313—a web series that debuted last month—she puts her Nigerian characters on the psychiatrist’s couch and gives them the chance to explore deep, bottled-up feelings.

Episode One narrated Dilim’s story, which you can watch here if you missed it.

Moby’s Story is told in this second episode and Nigerian actress, Anee Icha, delivers a riveting performance.

She starts off seemingly uncomfortable and shy, but as she reveals layers of past and present traumatic experiences, you cannot help but be drawn in emotionally.

Watch Episode Two of Room 313 and share your thoughts about what this form of experimental storytelling does for society.

 

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Nma rarely forgets the books she has read and attributes the reading bug to the moment she read Kofi Bentum Quantson’s two part novel, Mama Don’t Die. Ever a literary enthusiast, Nma is also a storyteller. She reveals extraordinary details in the lives of ordinary people and creates narratives for imagined stories.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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