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For the second year in a row, Whitestands School invests in the future of African writing by providing a literary platform for students to share their work with a community of readers.

On May 23rd, the school unveiled the second edition of The Sail, an anthology of student writing funded by the school, edited by some of the best literary minds in Lagos, and published by Feathers & Ink in Ibadan. The anthology was handed out for free to all the students and staff of the school, along with parents of the students whose work appear in the volume.

Last year, we brought you the first edition of the publication [read here if you missed it]. Under the editorial mentorship of Kola Tubosun and Chika Unigwe, the students at Whitesands School put together a rich collection of poetry, fiction, essays, and visual artwork.

Seeing the importance of nurturing literary talent from a young age, the school management teamed up with Tubosun for a second edition. Tubosun invited Dami Ajayi and Rotimi Babatunde on board as guest editors to assemble the 2016 collection and also to select the winner for each category.

The significance of this kind of project is far-reaching. It helps students discover their literary talents early on and helps integrate them in the wider literary community.

The school management and the editorial team should be commended for investing time and money into nurturing literary talent.

Congrats to all the students published in this edition!

Scroll down to see more photos from the event. We will be sure to update the post with the download link when it is available.


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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.

One Response to “Whitesands School Celebrates the Next Generation of African Writers” Subscribe

  1. Adesuwa Iluobe 2016/06/04 at 18:20 #

    Wow! Kudos to this school..great initiative

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