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We are feeling so inspired by Titilope Sonuga. She truly brings the classy back to poetry.

On the 6th of November, she headlined a night of poetry and music hosted at Muson Center’s Agip recital hall. Titled “Becoming,” the show featured a series of poetry stringed together by musical performances.

Bellanaija reports that “it was a night that elicited laughter, tears, and deep reflection as the story unfolded and closed to a standing ovation.

Sonuga, who is the Intel She Will Connect Ambassador for Nigeria, is known for her spellbinding poetry performances. But with such an event, Sonuga truly breaks from the mold. She bridges the gap between poetry and entertainment in a way that is quite remarkable. Suddenly, poetry is this thing that people can gather around and truly enjoy.

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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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