The Nigerian literary magazine Agbowó’s fifth issue, themed “Reincarnation”, is live. The issue features nineteen young contributors from across the continent exploring the dissection of life, death and rebirth, with outstanding pieces of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
In its fifth year, the campus-founded art and literary collective Agbowó, an initiative of students at the University of Ibadan, is dedicated to publishing quality pieces of writing from new and emerging authors. Some of their related initiatives include Agbowó online literary journal (agbowo.org), the yearly Agbowó magazine (agbowo.org/magazine), the upcoming monthly publication, Monthly (monthly.agbowo.org), their arts events platform, Arts n Chill by Agbowó (agbowo.org/artsnchill) and most recently, a platform for publishing third party publications and artworks, Published by Agbowó.
Their annual issues typically feature writers at the formative stage of their careers exploring concepts of a particular theme. Last year’s issue, themed “Chaos”, included works by, among others, Nnadi Samuel, Praise Osawaru and Servio Gbadamosi.
The 2022 submission call tasked contributors with providing imaginative interpretations of the concept of reincarnation. The 19 contributors selected from the submissions ultimately present an exciting list of established and emerging talents from across the continent, from Anathi Jongilanga and Roseline Mgbodichinma to Chioniso Tsikisayi and Timi Sanni.
See the full content list below:
What does Half a Rebirth Weigh
The Empty Shape of New Life
Khadijah S. Adamu
Ambassel for an Alternate Beginning
Fact-checking for lovers
In Defense of Icarus
Afua Awo Twumwa
The Dead Live In Vegetables Too
Thirteen Years of Naming my Grandmother’s Ghost
Olamilekan Daniel Kehinde
You can download the full issue here.