Black Boy Review

A Portrait of two Gay Nigerian Men

August, an ostensibly quirky boy, grows up in a house with exuberant sisters, an apathetic father, and no mother. In that loss, his mother’s loss, a loss he never knew yet knew so well, he asks questions:

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Our Best Book Titles of 2021

Ogadinma Or, Everything Will be All Right tells the story of the naïve and trusting teenager Ogadinma as she battles against Nigeria’s societal expectations in the 1980s. After a rape and unwanted pregnancy leave her exiled from her family in Kano, thwarting her plans to go to university, she is sent to her aunt’s in Lagos and pressured into a marriage with an older man.

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Cover Design Analysis: Echezonachukwu Nduka’s WATERMAN

Interview: Black Boy Review & Ikenna Ugwu

The Mark of the Lost: A Review of Chetachi Igbokwe’s Stage Play -Homecoming

Whatever Has Tasted Life Can Never Truly Die : Adaeze Elechi and Chimee Adioha

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Bridges are for Burning

Not all books start with a really nice dedication, but Bridges are for burning does. It goes: As a young girl, I presumed I would

“Sexistential Crisis”: Woman, Queer, & West African

One of the 23 contributors to the anthology, the Nigerian Kemi Lade in “Catharsis” speaks of “sexistential crisis,” a term she used to describe her earliest state of mind discovering she is a bisexual.

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