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Sola Osofisan is the founder and editor of Africanwriter.com. A three-time winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors national awards (prose and poetry), he is the author of DarkVisions (Malthouse), Blood Will Call, Darksongs and The Living & the Dead (Heinemann). The production of his first produced screenplay, The Reign of Abiku, won multiple awards at NTA’s NIFETEP ’86. His radio play, Old Letters, was produced by and broadcast on the BBC.
Naza Amaeze Okoli, Editor-at-Large, holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Lagos. He is author of the short fiction The Joy of Madness, and co-editor of the anthologies Our Legacy of Madness and Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood.
Abenea Ndago, Associate Editor, has a novel forthcoming in 2017. An essayist, short fiction writer, and social critic, he also teaches Literature at Kenyatta University.
Wesley Macheso, Associate Editor, is a Malawian writer currently teaching Creative Writing and Literature at Mzuzu University. He is a columnist with The Daily Times, hosting a weekly column under the title “The Write Stuff”. His short story “This Land is Mine” is published in Water: New Short Fiction from Africa (2016). His children’s book, Akuzike and the Gods, won the 2014/ 2015 Peer Gynt Literary Award. He is an alumnus of the African Writers’ Trust 4th Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop. Some of his work can be read on The Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, and Storymoja Africa. Twitter handle: @Wesleymax89
Tolu Akinwole, Associate Editor, holds a master’s degree from the University of Lagos. He is co-editor of the poetry anthology, Our Legacy of Madness. He considers himself a lifelong student of literature, and, because talk is cheap, he writes.

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E. E. SuleE.E. Sule is the pen-name for Dr. Sule E. Egya. He teaches Creative Writing, African Literature and Modern Literary Theory in the Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Abuja, Abuja FCT, Nigeria. He is the author of Impotent Heavens (a collection of short stories); Dream and Shame (short stories); Naked Sun (a volume of poetry); Knifing Tongues (poetry); The Writings of Zaynab Alkali (a critical book, co-authored with Umelo Ojinmah); In Their Voices and Visions: Conversations with New Nigerian Writers (a book of interviews), and What the Sea Told Me (poetry). His poems, short stories, literary and scholarly essays have appeared in journals, e-journals, anthologies and literary magazines in Nigeria, the USA, Germany, Spain, India, the UK, Senegal, etc. He has read his works to audiences both in Nigeria and abroad. In 2007, he had a nine-month writing residency in Senegal where he worked under the mentorship of the world class Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah. His maiden novel, Sterile Sky, won the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize (Africa Region).

 

 

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sanya-osha

Sanya Osha is a philosopher, novelist and poet. In 1992, his work, eventually published as Dust, Spittle and Wind (2011), was joint-winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors’ prize for prose. His other novels are Naked Light and the Blind Eye (2010) and An Underground Colony of Summer Bees (2012), a novel about a drug subculture set in Durban, South Africa. He has also published a book of poetry, A Troubadour’s Thread (2013). Postethnophilosophy, his work of philosophy, received honorable mention in 2013 from the New York Association of African Studies (NYASA). He lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa.

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