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Posts Tagged: Lagos

Tracing a Lineage of Violence: Talking with D.M. Aderibigbe

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D.M. Aderibigbe discusses his debut poetry collection, HOW THE END FIRST SHOWED.

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Acclaimed African Author Comes Out as Gay

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Supporters of African LGBT rights were so relieved about Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s veto of an anti-gay bill that they were nearly blindsided when Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan’s signed a similar bill into law. The law prompted Binyavanga Wainaina, a prominent Kenyan author who also spends a lot of time in Lagos, Nigeria’s capital, to […]

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Teju Cole on Lagos

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When I’m in the US, I argue with those who think Lagos is too dangerous a place to visit….I’m less defensive about Lagos when I’m actually there. After a few days back home, I begin to accumulate irritations and fears…The city makes everyone tense and grouchy. Teju Cole has an essay in Granta‘s travel issue about […]

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Postcards from Lagos

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The other week, Juxtapoz photographer Chris Osburn published a bunch of photos from a recent trip to Nigeria, and he’s calling the series Postcards from Lagos. He reports that Lagos is a place where you have to stay alert, lest you get robbed or run over by a motorcycle, but he still managed to take […]

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