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TVOTRIBEVERSARY 2021

We are excited to announce yet another edition of TVOTRIBE’s Anniversary, which is scheduled to hold from the 19th- the 24th of July. We are so delighted because this year’s edition promises to be queer, indigenous and original. 

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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Call for Submissions!

TVO TRIBE presents an open call for articles, poems, personal accounts, photos, etc on the community’s theme for March:

GERONTOCRACY IN AFRICA

This is to give African creatives the opportunity to express themselves about the recent turn of events in the African political space. All contributors are therefore required to submit works that relate to this theme.

Why Literary Organisations Ask For Previously Unpublished Entries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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Poet Laureate Interviews: Meet Temitope Komolafe

I am Temitope Komolafe, a student of Medicine and Surgery in University of Ibadan. I am a very spiritual person and I believe God is and should be the integral factor in life. I write and specialize in screenwriting. I love reading and am very open to learning from everything because I have come to discover that the more we know, the more we discover how much we don’t know

POET LAUREATE 2020

Registration deadline – 30/12/2020! What is Poet Laureate? Poet Laureate is an honorary position conferred by Tribesmen as an institution. After a season of featuring some amazing creatives in our community, this is a season for us to vote for the most outspoken creative. Poet Laureate is translated “The People’s Poet”, to bring creatives together, …

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religion and spirituality in african literature

Religion And Spirituality In African Literature

by Testimony Soyoye African spirituality simply acknowledges that beliefs and practices touch on and inform every facet of human life, and therefore African religion cannot be separated from the everyday or mundane.”  – Jacob Olupona. The theme of religion and spirituality in Africa has been amongst the most recurring themes in precolonial, colonial, and post-colonial …

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immigration in african literature

Immigration in African Literature: the African narrative

by Peace Osemwengie African literature may be divided into three phases: pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial. All of these phases have influenced how African literature is seen, read, and understood. These phases have also affected the various themes that are constituent to African literature. Some of these themes include immigration, government, gender equality, feminism, poverty, etc. Immigration …

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