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POET LAUREATE INTERVIEW WITH DAMILOLA OJIKUTU

The poet laureate is easily one of our biggest events as a community. Just as the Nobel Prize is bestowed on an individual who has done exceptionally well in a particular field, with the poet laureate, we seek to honour and crown an outstanding creative every year.

We make sure that our themes border on heavy African narratives. For last year, we had “sankofa yenkyi”, a Ghanaian word from the Akan tribe that means “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”

african futurism

Call For Submissions: African futurism!

  Nnedi Okorafor defines Africanfuturism as “a sub-category of science fiction that is similar to ‘Afrofuturism’ but more deeply rooted in African culture, history, mythology, and point-of-view as it then branches into the Black diaspora, and it does not privilege or center the West.”  Here at TVO TRIBE, We believe Africanfuturism transcends science fiction. We …

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Sugar Cubes

SUGAR CUBES           || Ibiteye Overcomer Ballot boxes are metaphors for sugar cubes: Dazzling, inviting, brides of anthills. Glazed cartons holding frail fragments of truth, justice, sweetness, of anthills. Brazen walls of power that makes their builders vulnerable, or is it the builders that make themselves vulnerable? Could it be that between the petulant layers of …

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Why Literary Organisations Ask For Previously Unpublished Entries

A number of people still view publications from the stand point of what it was some years back when the only thing considered as published are those ones put down in black and white as hard copies. This would still remain the truth in the absence of evolving technology.The evolution of technology has undeniably changed …

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