Tanya Evanson.

The 2019 Lagos International Poetry Festival took place from 30 October to 3 November. Founded in 2015 by the performance poet Efe Paul Azino, author of For Broken Men Who Cross Often, this year’s festival, themed “A Wild Beautiful Thing,” featured five days of panels, performances, film screenings, and workshops. For photos, the guest list, and a brief recap, see HERE.

The seven writer portraits here are credited to Victor Adewale.

Kaveh Akbar.
Otosirieze Obi-Young.
Natalia Molebatsi.
JK Anowe.
Wana Udobang.
Busisiwe Mahlangu.