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Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria, the anthology collaboration by the Nigeria-based Saraba and the Cameroon-based Bakwa, was recently launched in Lagos. The anthology, edited by Bakwa founding editor Dzekashu MacViban and Saraba founding editors Dami Ajayi and Emmanuel Iduma, is a product of the Literary Exchange Project launched with the support of the Goethe-Instituts in Cameroon and Nigeria—“the fruit of a series of workshops and mentorships.”

The collection features new writing by Adams Adeosun, Afope Ojo, Caleb Ajinomoh, Godwin Luba, Howard M-B Maximus, Lucia Edafioka, Nkiacha Atemnkeng, Raoul Djimeli, Sada Malumfashi, and Socrates Mbamalu.

Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria. Photo by Insta Stalker via Google.

At the moment, the anthology is available for sale only in Nigeria and Cameroon. For purchase in Nigeria, visit or contact:

  • Patabah Books: B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya St, Surulere, Lagos
  • Terra Kulture Book store: 1376 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Ouida Books: 3C Oba Dosunmu Bookshop, Ikeja GRA
  • TheBookDealerNG (0810 255 0106), for nationwide delivery.
  • Alaroro Books (0816 168 3920)

In Cameroon, please contact dzekashu@bakwa.org.

The photos below are by Goethe-Institut Nigeria.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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